WALDOBORO – Loretta Krupinski of South Thomaston will speak about gardens and the value of keeping a journal, in a program at 7pm, Tuesday, June 8, at the Waldoboro Public Library.
The event, sponsored by the Waldoboro Community Garden Club, is free and open to the public and refreshments will follow. The library is on Main Street in Waldoboro village.
Gardening is just one aspect of this artistâ€™s many works, which include illustrating a score of childrenâ€™s books and exhibiting art in museums and galleries in Maine and elsewhere. She will discuss her book, A Maine Artistâ€™s Garden Journal, and signed copies the edition will be available. She plans to offer tips gleaned from planting her own garden beside the St.George River.
Krupinski has brought the past into the present through faithful paintings and drawings, often based on historical photographs, depicting the colorful mid-coast in the age of sail.
Krupinski, born in 1940 in Brooklyn, N.Y., earned a fine arts degree from Syracuse University in 1962. She spent eight years as an illustrator at Newsday on Long Island, N.Y., and worked at General Dynamics, builder of nuclear submarines in Groton, Ct., for seven years.
Since 1987, she has been a freelance marine painter and illustrator.
Krupinski exhibits locally at Art of the Sea Gallery in South Thomaston. She belongs to the American Society of Marine Artists and the Society of Childrenâ€™s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has received a â€śbest bookâ€ť citation from the American Library Association and has been cited by the American Booksellers Association and other trade groups.
For more information call the library at 832-4484.
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