Artist Robert D. Libby will be exhibiting his work at the Quarryville Library from November 23, 2019 through January 2020. The public is invited to a reception from 1:00 – 3:00 on Saturday, November 23.
His most recent work explores duality. Multiple images can be seen at once in a delicate balance between realism and abstraction. With inviting color schemes and decipherable subject matter, the viewer is drawn in but still left to decide where they are and what they are seeing. The latest series focuses on the intimacy of the portrait and the moment where time seems to slow down.
Photography is his sketchbook but oil paint is his mode of storytelling. The paintings have a life of their own that exists past the initial photos that inspire them. The handling of the paint shows the motion of the arm as it manipulates the brush. The finished work provokes the viewer to find the balance within duality.
Libby was born in Philadelphia and has lived and worked in Lancaster, and Phoenixville. He now resides in Philadelphia. Libby received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting and a Bachelors of Science in Art Education in 2006 from Millersville University. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2011. Currently, Libby serves as lead art instructor at Perkiomen Valley High School in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.
The Quarryville Library hosts multiple art shows throughout the year in our C.X. Carlson Cultural room. We feature local artists of all ages and media types. Please stop by and visit the displays which change every few months. Or drop by an art reception and meet the artist! Many artworks are available for purchase. Please visit the library or our website for information on upcoming shows.
Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren Painters
September 25 through November 9
In 2001, a painting class in acrylics was started in the church’s former kitchen with its sinks, storage space and northern exposure. Now a dedicated art studio, every Tuesday you will find Jessie Crotti, Ruth Clark, Bette Lou Epler, Helen Hershey, June Howell, Shirley Jackson, Cinda Showalter, and Nancy Wenger wielding brushes in a flurry of creative fervor. Sianna J. a fifth grader, is also painting with us this summer.
Stop in to the church facility and check us out any Tuesday from 9:00-3:00. Ring the doorbell on the right wall at the north door or call June Howell, 717-464-9189.