...The Clarksville Branch will be closed August 27 - October 3? In order to expedite the remodeling process, the Clarksville Branch will be closed for an extended period from August 27 - October 3. We apologize for any inconvenience and welcome you to the Main Library during this time. We think you will find the changes you see when the Branch reopens fun and exciting!
Did You Know...
...Our New Art Exhibit Features Local Artist Debbie Fisher?
Jeffersonville artist Debbie Fisher (nee Debbie Welsh) will host an exhibit of her work entitled Reflective Moments at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, main library, 211 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind. August 1 – September 29 with a reception on Saturday, September 8, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fisher, a Jeffersonville native, attended the Louisville School of Art on scholarship. While there, she met Mary Ann Currier, a renowned Louisville painter and teacher. Fisher also studied under Mary Spencer Nay, distinguished professor of art education at University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute.
A colorist, Fisher’s medium is acrylic on canvas. She attended her first painting class at the young age of nine and lists the noted French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) as her inspiration. Ultimately, she excelled at pen and ink. Later, she became inspired by realist painter Andrew Newell Wyeth (1917-2009) and his technique known as gouache overlays, which involves laying color upon color and allowing the brush to define and suggest edges of definition. It is the clean and unfiltered design of N.C. Wyeth, Andrew’s father and a famous illustrator in his own right, which Fisher seeks in her own art. Fisher also admires artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) and her transcendentalist school of still life painters. It was the encouragement, however, that Fisher received from Gene and Carol Mulhall, both Louisville artists, which led to her working in series and to finally sharing her work with others.
Fisher has exhibited at many venues over the years, most notably the St. James Art Show (Louisville, KY); the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair (Louisville, KY); Kaviar Forge & Gallery (Louisville, KY); Gadabout Gallery & Artisan Shoppe (Jeffersonville, IN); Cook Studio & Gallery (Louisville, KY); Brown County Art Gallery (Nashville, IN); and Art on Main – Madison Art Club Gallery (Madison, IN). She is very thankful for this opportunity to display her work at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library!
Fisher’s art will be on display in the second-floor gallery of the main library building during normal hours of operation through September 29.
Did You Know...
...Historical, Genealogical and Archaelogical Organizations Day is September 1?
Would you like to take your interest in history or genealogy to the next level by joining a lineage society or volunteering with a local history organization? Join us on Saturday, September 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to view area groups’ organizational tables and learn more about Jeffersonville Township Public Library’s resources for genealogists and historians. Organizational tables will remain open until noon. An overview of genealogy and history resources on the Internet begins at 12:00 noon. This presentation is recommended for teen and adult patrons.
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