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Indian Prairie Public Library hosts Artist in Residence Dorothy Bury Shaw

Apr 09, 2018 12:31PM

As part of the Indian Prairie Public Library’s 30th anniversary celebration, local artists have been invited to create their work in the library. Fine artist Dorothy Bury Shaw is the second Artist in Residence, and will be working in the lobby through June. She renders her subjects through intricate layers of ink, watercolor, and colored pencil on rag paper. Every line is purposeful, each element is symbolic. With some pieces, she includes elements of collage, mingling worldly bits of paper with ethereal subjects to create another point of connection for her viewer.

“My work is a living prayer, an alchemy of timelessness and mystic truths, a visual chant, an imagery of song,” Shaw says.

Dorothy’s work has won many awards and appeared in distinguished exhibits. She will be the Artist in Residence during April, May and June 2018.

Schedule:
Tuesdays, 1–3 p.m. in the lobby.
April 3, 10, and 17; May 1, 8, 15, and 22; and June 5, 12, and 26.

During April, her work will also be displayed in our second floor art gallery.

To learn more about Dorothy Bury Shaw and to see more of her work, visit her website.