PIQUA — The Friends of the Piqua Public Library are excited to present the first event of their 2017 Library Lounge Series, “Art Inspired.” This year, the Library Friends will be entertaining and informing its members and followers with programs about all aspects of the arts; visual, culinary, and performing.
At “Seeing is Believing,” the 7 p.m. program on Friday, Feb. 24, three well-known local artists will focus on some fascinating aspects of the visual arts.
Michael Glass, artist and illustrator, is known for his beautiful Christmas paintings on the windows of the Piqua Public Library. He studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design with a focus on visual communication, illustration, and graphic design. Glass has worked as a commercial designer for ad agencies and creates art, including some pieces that hang in the library, in his studio in Greenville. He will be working on a project on glass at the event.
Born and raised in Piqua, Sue Teach moved to Columbus, then returned to renovate an old home in the downtown area. While in Columbus, she saw a show on PBS about stained glass, took a class, and used the skills she acquired to redo the doorway transoms in her Piqua home. She now does stained glass work for others upon request and displays her work in her mother’s business, The Tapestry Angel. Teach will be exhibiting some of her work and presenting the process of creating stained glass.
Another Piqua artist, Rosemary Kienle, is inspired by the beauty of nature and a desire to communicate it to others, with her current focus on the amazing diversity of animals. She has over 35 years of experience and has worked in oils, acrylics, watercolor, clay, and papier mache, but presently works mostly in her favorite medium, watercolor. Kienle has received numerous awards in painting and sculpture and competes in local, state, and national competitions. She will be demonstrating her technique with a watercolor project she is currently working on.
The program is free and open to anyone 21 and older, but seating is limited, so admission is by ticket only. Tickets can be obtained at the front desk of the library beginning Friday, Feb. 17. Many of the Library Friends’ events sell out, so get your tickets early. Complementary light refreshments will be served.