The Sonoma Valley Library will be hosting six Sonoma Valley artist exhibitions during 2018 in
partnership with Artist Access. The artists and library were asked to participate by local artist,
Patrick McMurtry and art enthusiast, Richard Silver to help promote local artists through their
organization, Artist Access. McMurty says, “Richard and I thought the library would be a great
venue to show the work of local artists.”
The artists will have their work displayed in the library for a month, during which time, anyone
can come to the library and view the artist’s work.
In January, Patrick McMurtry will exhibit his paintings. He will display an array of multivisionary
pieces that include lush landscapes of Sonoma Valley, wild abstracts and wallhangings.
There will be a reception to open the exhibit on Friday, January 5, 4:00-6:00.
March features Maria Klein and her oil paintings. Klien says her work “represents an unfolding
progression, where one things transform into another”.
James Huff will be April’s featured artist. He uses twin lens pinhole negative process
photography to create his images. This requires several months of exposure of the sun’s path
through the sky.
Nora Russo’s large, expressive paints in oil, acrylic and mixed media will be exhibited in
In October, Barbara Jacobsen will show her dream-like, intuitive and inspirational collages,
paintings and assamblages.
Lastly, in December, Emily Marks will display her altered books, art works that derive from
previously published materials.
The events are free and open to all. The library is located at 755 West Napa Street, Sonoma.
For more information contact librarian Lisa Musgrove at 996-5217 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up with all library events at www.sonomalibrary.org and
on facebook, www.facebook.com/sonomavalleylibrary.