The Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor will feature the works of Tenants Harbor artist Darlene Cocke and Spruce Head artist Laurie Webber from February 1st through March 31st, 2016. The library will display a variety of pieces including different media such as acrylic, watercolor and mixed media from both artists' collections.
Darlene Cocke lived life as a child of the sea. Born into a lobstering family and growing up in Spruce Head, Cocke acquired a love for nature from a lifetime on the water and a passion for art from her mother. Although Cocke is basically self-taught in the arts, she paints using watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media to capture the beauty of Maine's lighthouses, birds, and flowers. Darlene, with her husband David, own Pond House Gallery and Framing in Tenants Harbor. It is in this gallery that she offers custom archival picture framing and sells her fine art, home furnishings, gifts, and antiques.
An island girl at heart, Laurie Webber grew up on Matinicus where she enjoyed the company of visiting artists from around the world. Her passion and interest in the arts continued throughout her education and into her adult life when Webber began to take college courses in the arts. Her art education focused on graphic design with classes from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Laurie has successfully combined her love for painting with her background in graphic design creating her own business Sea Glass Graphics where she not only sells her work but has created a line of exquisite note cards that feature her art.
The public is invited to a reception for the artists from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, February 16th where they will have the opportunity to view the artwork and speak with the artists while enjoying light refreshments.
The Jackson Memorial Library is a non-profit private library serving the town of St. George. They provide enrichment programs for all ages in the community. The library is proud to partner with Maine artists and shares a wide variety of artwork with the community. The Jackson Memorial Library receives a 30% commission from the sale of art.