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Lisa Ameijide is Kent Library's featured artist for July

A collection of chalk pastels entitled "Mist Walkers" by  Lisa Ameijide will be on display at the Kent Public Library throughout the month of July.
 
Ms. Ameijide described her exhibit by saying, "Ever look at fuzzy photos and see other things? It's sort of like staring into the clouds. I was looking at old experimental photos from the early 1900's and thought, 'those people look like they are caught in the fog.' I immediately started thinking of stories to go with the blurry photos and decided to do a series involving people walking through an unidentifiable, misty background. Each one would tell a personal story only known to the viewer. 
 
I used to look at paintings in museums and I would not look at the titles the artist provided. First, I would come up with my own interpretation and then eventually look to see what the title was. More often than not, I was disappointed with this "concrete" description. 
Labels are sometimes not needed and my work, other than the main title of Mist Walkers, doesn't need any more influence by me on what you see and how you want to think about it. That's the fun part. You can make these scenes anything you want. 
 
Chalk pastels are edgeless, indefinite and loose and so lend themselves to a misty scene with mysterious surroundings and all of this has led to the creation of the Mist Walkers."
 
Kent Public Library
17 Sybil's Crossing 
Kent Lakes, NY, 10512

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