04th Jan2014

Water Color Art Exhibit and Sale Opens at Pender County Library

by Ken Clarke

8BURGAW - Evocative watercolor paintings of North Carolina scenes are on display at Pender County Public Library in Burgaw.  The free exhibit showcasing works by Southport artist Roger Tatum, includes two original watercolors along with many limited edition prints.

Vibrant original paintings of two hometown scenes in Burgaw, Courthouse Avenue and the train depot, will strike a chord with area residents, according to Nancy Lukens, library staff member. Depictions of the beaches, coastal waters, the mountain area of Watauga and Avery counties, and familiar rural sights are among additional artwork included in the exhibit.  “Vivid colors characterize each scene and place the viewer just at the point of entering what may certainly be described as true portraits of North Carolina” said Lukens.

In addition to the framed works, giclee prints of many additional paintings are available for purchase at the library.  The paintings are printed using the giclee method which provides especially high resolution and range of color. Each print in the selection is pre-matted and most are available in three sizes: 11”x 14”, 16”x 20” and 18”x 24” that fit economically in standard-sized frames.

A generous portion of each sale will benefit the Friends of the Pender County Library.  “We are very pleased to exhibit Mr. Tatum’s beautiful work with the opportunity to consider gift purchases over the holiday season while benefiting the library,” said Mike Taylor, library director.

The exhibit and sale remain at the library until mid-January. For more information please call 259-1234 or visit the library.

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