The Pear Street Painters gather once a week to paint, inspire each other and offer mutual critiques. The exhibit will run through the end of the spring semester.
The artists will refresh the exhibit by changing the display periodically. The public is invited to view the art free of charge during operating hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. The library is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Linda Angio specializes in folk art and primitive rug hooking. Eric Dempsey works in ink, acrylic and papier-mache and concentrates on portraiture, figurative work and, occasionally, abstracts. Melissa Harvil-Carr, whose media include acrylics, pen and ink, and mixed media, experiments with a variety of subject matter derived from personal experiences, symbolism, fantasy and dreams. Becky Davis works primarily in oils and is a member of the Blue Ridge Mountains Artist Association in addition to her association with the Pear Street Painters. Randy Eidson founded the Pear Street group in 2009 after he retired and works exclusively in pastels to capture elements in the physical world around him. Becky Lucas paints in pastels, many of which depict flowers; she also teaches art at Alto Park Elementary in Rome. Donna Chambers, who is with the Rome Art Coterie, is also displaying her assemblage art.
All the displayed art will be for sale.