Artists to exhibit at Sonoma Valley library

Patrick McMurty is organizing the series of exhibits at the library and will be the first artist to exhibit.


Sonoma Valley artist exhibitions are coming to the Sonoma Valley Library this year. Local artist Patrick McMurtry and art enthusiast Richard Silver have organized a half-dozen local artists in a rotating exhibition at the West Napa Street branch.

“Richard and I thought the library would be a great venue to show the work of local artists,” said McMurtry.

Individual 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.

The rotating exhibitions will open with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5.

McMurtry will be the first to exhibit his paintings, beginning the first week of January. He will display an array of “multi-visionary” pieces that include lush landscapes of Sonoma Valley, wild abstracts and wall-hangings.

March features Maria Klein and her oil paintings. Klein 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, requiring 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 September.

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 W. Napa St.