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October Art: Barbara Joy Hare

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Hare's Rooftops

BLUE HILL, Maine — Penobscot artist Barbara Joy Hare will show her artwork in a new exhibit entitled Glimpses of Andalucia: Paintings and Poetry of Southern Spain, a collection of landscapes and still life paintings done in pastels and watercolor, along with poems. The exhibit will run from October 1st through the end of the month. A reception and celebration of the show will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Library’s Britton Gallery. During the reception the artist will be reading some of her poetry and other writings related to the art work and the people of Andalucia.

Barbara Joy Hare is an artist, writer and consultant. Her home and studio overlook the Bagaduce River, a constant source of inspiration for her landscapes in various media. For over a decade she has traveled to Andalucia in Southern Spain for the winter months where colorful landscapes and vistas of the Mediterranean as well as the people and culture also influence her art and writing. The exhibit will include pastels and watercolors done during Ms. Hare’s winter stays in the towns of Frigiliana and Nerja in Andalucia Province.

Barbara Joy Hare is primarily self-taught, but has also studied with a number of painters from Boston to Brooklin. Her work can be seen at The Gallery at Frenchman’s Bay in Ellsworth. Many in this area know her “art image cards” available at the Blue Hill and Belfast Co-ops, Betsy’s Sunflower Store in Brooklin, Gallery at Frenchman’s Bay and the Compass Rose in Castine. She recently published and illustrated a children’s book, Sarah’s Sunflower Seasons.

The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular library hours in the Library’s Britton Gallery. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.

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