Images of a Mindful Nature | Gwen Sylvester on Display at Jackson Memorial Library

The Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor will feature the works of Rockland
contemporary artist Gwen Sylvester from June 1st through July 3rd, 2016. The library will
display a variety of pieces that demonstrate the artist’s exploration of color, pattern, and
texture through varied techniques.
 
With a mother who was a professional artist and teacher, Gwen grew up in a home rich in
music and art. Sylvester received her bachelor's degree in studio art from the University of
California under the instruction of well-known artists including Wayne Thiebaud and David
Hollowell. She continued her training in sculpture and ceramics at the University of North
Texas and Texas Women’s University stating that sculpture and pottery “translate into her
paintings through honoring the richness and textural qualities of paint and substrates.”
 
Over the last 20 years, Sylvester has been a full-time resident on the coast of Maine where
she enjoys the ocean, landscapes, and wildlife. Her work captures the powerful Northern
seasonal rhythms that make Maine such a haven for artists and soul seeker. Her hope is
that “her images not only delight the senses but that they resonate with memories and
impressions of the viewer, bringing pleasure for many years.”
 
The public is invited to a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, June 8th
where they will have the opportunity to view the artwork and speak with the artist 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.