We have recently begun a new web series celebrating the library and the patrons that make it so great. We sat down with some of them and asked them what they loved about the Meredith Public Library. Check out what they had to say!
If you would be interested in participating in our web series, please contact us at (603) 279-4303 or email Linda Hough at email@example.com
Justin Wheeler is a self taught photographer from Hill, NH specializing in unique and expressive landscape photography. Justin's limited edition nature photography prints combine scenic photography, vivid colors and artistic compositions to create new, captivating visions of the natural beauty of NH!
To learn more visit www.NaturallyNH.com.
Kimberly J.B. Smith
Kimberly J.B. Smith is a long time art educator, teaching students from Kindergarten age to high school and adults online. Smith holds a M. Ed. degree and has continued study through all venues -- academic, independent, research and from her students who provide incredible inspiration.
Smith is known for her 2D & 3D compositions that include recycled & repurposed materials and paper pulp combined with paint and collage. Smith also creates altered books. Using discarded books, Smith creates sculptural pieces and non-sculptural relief works. Sculptures are often old books repurposed. Board books are often used as substrates.
Altered book themes range from highly personal to literary, to historical or ancestral. Smith takes commissions for altered books. Additionally, Smith is a sculptor whose pieces range from clay mixed media to recycled material constructions.
Some of Smith's works are simply explorations. Others are inspired by cultural of literary sources or the work of noted Surrealist artists & writers. A word, a passing event, or the juxtaposition of objects are all launching points. In Smith's words, "Life is inspiration and inspiration is everywhere."
Visit Smith's website at kimberlyjbsmith.com
Most Popular Check Outs of 2016
There were a lot of great titles out this year! "Check out" the most popular picks of our patrons after the cut!
Jean V. Kennedy
I was born and raised in England and came to the U.S. as a young woman in the mid 1960s. I worked for Colombia University in New York as a research administrator for many years before moving to southeast Louisiana with my husband. I now live in Gilford, NH.
As a beginning artist I was told to "paint what you love" as your work reflects your passion. I love flowers and birds and many of my paintings are of nature.
Watercolor was the first medium I learned. Some of my work reflects the use of a negative painting technique called "painting outside the lines." Painting using this technique means one has no preconceived notion of the end result; no photograph or scene to copy, only what is visualized and constructed after applying paint to the paper. I find watercolor a fascinating medium to work with because of its fluidity and transparency. I also enjoy using oils and acrylic.
I have taken many workshops from professional artists. I was greatly influenced by a Louisiana art teacher, Myrna Waters, who taught me to push values and how to better use color and shape in a painting.
As an artist I have earned many ribbons and awards for my watercolors by entering competitions both in NH and Louisiana including Best in Show.
I am currently President of the Lakes Region Art Association and a member of the Artists Loft, both local organizations. More of my work can be viewed at www.jeankennedyart.com and at the website hosted by the Lakes Region Art Association under my name for Showcase pages. More pieces of my original artwork are currently on display at VynnArt Gallery in Meredith Falls, Meredith.
I can be reached at jvk2347 [at] gmail.com
This year, we will no longer carry the Nook periodicals format. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For a list of some of the titles we will no longer carry in the upcoming months, please refer to the list below the cut:
Our artist of the month is Phyllis Minor Meinke. Phyllis has won a number of competitions and ribbons for her work, including First Place in Mike Moats Macro Flower Competition, Second Place and People's Choice in the 2016 Boston Flower Show Photo Competition, several ribbons in the N.E. Camera Club Council competitions and First Place in the Lakes Region Art Association Summer Show, Photography.
Her work is on display at the LRAA Gallery in the Tanger Mall in Tilton, and at the Pennsylvania Center for Photography Transformations exhibit in Doylestown, PA.
Donate a gift to a needy family! Pick a card off the tree (in the form of an angel) and on the back will be information as to what a child or family needs this Christmas Holiday.
Just bring in the unwrapped gift to us before December 6th and we will take care of the rest!
If you have any questions please comment here, e-mail us, or phone us at (603)279-4303.
The Librarians and Library Aides of the Meredith Public library: Erin, Chris, Matthew, Karen, John, Cherie, Joyce, Kay, and Linda. Please check out our Staff page for more information.