Artist shares beauty of Vermont
WARDSBORO- Since the completion of the renovation of the reception area at the Wardsboro Public Library last year, the Artist of the Month program has grown to become a cultural attraction for the community. The open lobby area near the circulation desk is ideal for the exhibitions, which highlight the work of a different local artist each month. The featured artist for August and September is Wardsboro resident Cherie Keeler Moran.
Moran works primarily in watercolor. She sees a magical quality in the watercolor paintings that she was never able to create using oils or acrylics when she studied painting as part of the fabric design curricula at Syracuse University and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.
Every day she finds delight in looking at the beauty of Vermont, watching the many greens of spring overtake the winter browns, grays, and dark greens on the hillsides. She takes careful note of how light plays on the weathered boards on a neighbor’s sugarhouse. She looks at the depths of color in the eyes of her dogs, and the infinite number of colors one can make from what is contained in a paint box.
Moran will also exhibit a quilt and smaller textiles pieces she has made. She is a justice of the peace in Wardsboro, where she lives with her husband, State Representative John Moran, and their Cairn terrier. She works as a registered nurse.
The library is located at 170 Main Street. The exhibit runs until the end of September. Some of the artworks will be marked for sale. The display is open during library hours, Monday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings until 1 pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons until 7 pm.
The library’s website lists many free public programs for adults and children at www.wardsboropubliclibrary.org.For more information about the library’s Artist of the Month schedule contact Chris Holden at (802) 896-6292.