The Delaware County District Library invites you to a very special program entitled “Disappearing Landscapes,” featuring nationally known local artist Linda Wesner, who will discuss her passion for landscapes, particularly those in Delaware County. Ms. Wesner has been a resident intermittently for 25 years, but since her last return, she noticed that beautiful scenes are disappearing daily, and she is trying to capture the rural side of Delaware County before it vanishes to growth and development.
“These icons that have been around for 100 years are going away. ‘Disappearing Landscapes’ at least makes people aware of what’s going on around them. I really do think buildings have life, a personality. My goal is to capture that.” Ms. Wesner said she considers her art “realistic landscape” and has painted and drawn familiar scenes such as Alum Creek, Lewis Center Road and old buildings in Delaware and Lewis Center Farms. Her award-winning work is exhibited nationally in galleries and museums and is included in private and corporate collections.
Ms. Wesner has generously donated one of her pieces, “Field Calligraphy” to the Library’s Orange Branch, where it is permanently displayed near the circulation desk. The painting represents a schoolhouse that was on the east side of US 23, across from the Orange Branch.
Her program will be on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Orange Branch, and she will repeat the program on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Delaware (Main) Library. More information is on the Library’s web site. You can learn more about Ms. Wesner and see examples of her work at http://www.lawesner.com.
Her program is free and open to the public. I hope you plan to attend!