Library Art Exhibit - December

December 1, 2017  |  5PM - 7PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library

Library Art Exhibit: "Aesop's Fables"

Artwork by Susan Wiersema and Lynnette Sandbloom

The December art exhibit at the library will feature art by Susan Wiersema and Lynnette Sandbloom and can be viewed in the main conference room of the Bainbridge Public Library during the month. The title of the exhibit is AESOP's FABLES: Images inspired by the works of the master storyteller. Aesop’s Fables have been around for nearly 2.000 years. If you’ve been told "never give up” or "laugh and the world laughs with you”, these are two of timeless lessons from fables attributed to Aesop. These fables resonate in every generation because of the simple life lessons they impart. For this show, two friends were challenged with the idea of creating a visual work from a few of the most popular fables. Working in different mediums, they considered the idea of how to tell a story in pictures and the results were so much fun to create!

Aesop's Fables

The idea for this show came from my good friend and drawing pal, Pam Harrison. She suggested this topic because both Lynnette and I love creating images of animals. My work is done in mixed media: watercolor, colored pencils, water soluble crayons, and gouache. It was fun using a variety of colors to depict the various textures of the animals and inanimate objects mentioned in the fables. My pieces are done as diptychs for most of Aesop stories have two main characters. I enjoyed reacquainting myself with the old fables and choosing my favorites and finding some news ones.I hope you enjoy them too.

Susan Wiersema

I wish to thank Susan Wiersema for including me in this most delightful show. I admit that initially I was at a loss on how to tell the fable in a single image. The solution for me was to include a little box of some piece of the story that moved the fable to the conclusion. My friend and mentor, Amy d'Apice encouraged me to map out my ideas using felt pen. I then redrew and painted the final pieces in watercolor. I may use the felt pen drawings to explore this topic in other mediums such as collage and oil paint. With so many fables to choose from, I could play around with these wonderful stories for a very long time!

Lynnette Sandbloom