Previous Art Exhibits

Free Painter Paint Brush photo and picture

George Chapman: a retrospective of his art

The reception for this show was held on Saturday, October 15th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

The exhibit was available for viewing in the library’s Carlson Room from October 15th through November 5th, 2022.

Painting of blue butterfly on zinnia.

Artists Holly Forrest and Catherine J. Herbert

The exhibit ran through March 31, 2020 with a reception on Saturday, February 29, from 1 – 3 pm.

Holly Forrest is an accomplished watercolor artist from Southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Greatly influenced by the art of Philadelphia, she earned her BFA at Moore College of Art and Design there. Currently, she draws from the abundant beauty and nature of her vibrant home life for her inspiration. She is a featured artist in the Watercolour Addicts Gallery and a part of the International Watercolor Society. Holly and her husband live on a farmstead with their ten children, two dogs, two cats, some sheep, pigs, and chickens.

Painting of trees and a fence covered with snow.

Catherine J. Herbert
“The nature of things, how it all intertwines, the wonder of it all. This is what I strive to accomplish with my artwork. When I see a tree I’ve grown up with or look into the eyes of an animal, I want to express it in my artwork. Horseback riding or walking in the woods accompanied by my dog has given me countless opportunities to study nature in all her glory and develop an appreciation for it.

“Growing up on and around farms, I appreciate the antics of farm animals, pets and the smell of new cut hay or rain. These are the things and sites that motivate and inspire me to paint.”

Photo of paintbrushes on a palette.

Open Painting Show

Amateur and professional painters, age 16 and older, were invited to enter one or two paintings with an entry fee of $10 per painting.

Cash prizes were awarded in the categories of Landscape, Still Life, and Living Things: $100 first place, $50 second place in each category.

The opening reception was Saturday, January 18, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. 

The exhibit was available for viewing during regular library hours through Friday, February 21, 2020.

Photo of artist Robert D. Libby with one of his paintings in the background.

Artist Robert D. Libby

Artist Robert D. Libby exhibited his work at the Quarryville Library from November 23, 2019 through January 2020. The public was 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.