During the month of August, paintings depicting scenes from Weld by artist Shelah Horvitz will be on display at the Weld Free Public Library. An opening artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. (Courtesy photo)

WELD — “Heaven and Earth Paintings of Weld” by Shelah Horvitz will be on display in August at the Weld Free Public Library, 25 Church St.

When painter Shelah Horvitz moved to Weld, she knew everything about her work would change.

Horvitz said, “I had always lived in cities and painted figures. Landscapes didn’t move me. Weld’s landscape is different, a lake surrounded by mountains. It has grandeur and variety.

“Weld has its own weather, so the land and sky are never the same two days straight, and the foliage always changes, but the mountains are constant. I paint Weld to capture the tension between permanence and change.”

Horvitz has exhibited in galleries and museums across the country. Her work has appeared on the BBC, in magazines, newspapers and scholarly publications in the United States and Japan, and on websites throughout Europe.

The Weld Free Public Library invited Horvitz to exhibit in their renovated space because she is a resident whose work highlights Weld as the jewel of western Maine.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Horvitz’ work may be viewed during open hours at the library: 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 4 and 11. The library will not be open Saturdays beyond that date.

A closing reception and artist’s talk will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

For more information, call the library during business hours at 207-585-2439.


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