Marcia Stremlau: A Changeable Landscape: Artist’s Books & Screens

calendar icon January 3, 2022 - January 31, 2022

Brooklin artist Marcia Stremlau will present a selection of her recent artist’s books and screens in the Howard Room glass cases, titled A Changeable Landscape, starting January 4. The public is invited to a discussion with Marcia Stremlau and Mary Barnes, who also has a show at the library, on Saturday, January 8 from 10 am to noon.

Stremlau’s work is informed by the figurative style employed by generations of Maine artists. The works on display in her show, A Changeable Landscape are ink and watercolor on paper formatted into artist’s books and screens. Her books in particular depart from traditional painting as a playful exploration in three dimensions whereby she has cut, layered and collaged their construction. Each book has its own horizontal tableau or story. Whether gardens, boats, houses, specific people or animals, each is an entirely unique world.

Marcia Stremlau has lived and painted on Flye Point in Brooklin, Maine for thirty-five years and finds year-round inspiration in the changeable landscape along the granite shoreline, the peninsula’s untamed woods and within her own perennial gardens. Trained at the Art Student’s League in New York, Lake Erie College, and The College of the Atlantic, she has exhibited her work in Maine and New York City and is a regular participant of The Great Spruce Head Island residency.

The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours through the end of March, subject to the Howard Room schedule. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork will go to benefit the library. For more information, contact the library at 374-5515.