Gibbs Library hosts artists’ workshop: Abstraction and the Landscape with Karen Jelenfy

Wed, 10/11/2023 - 8:00am

Story Location:
Gibbs Library
40 Old Union Rd
Washington, ME 04574
United States

    WASHINGTON — Using book illustrations and a piece of Karen Jelenfy’s original work, students will reflect on artists’ use of abstraction as a response to the landscape on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., in the Bryant Room of the Gibbs Library.

    Artists to be explored include Andrew Wyeth, Emily Carr, Joan Mitchell, and John Walker. An original painting by the instructor will then be viewed. Participants will discuss the influence of remembered places and other works of art (such as books, films, music) on the painting, in addition to contemplating the materials and colors used.

    After a brief demonstration by the instructor, students will create two painted works in response to a landscape, either chosen from the materials provided or done from memory. Individual instruction throughout. An informal critique will complete the class.

    All materials included. Hot tea will be provided — bring a brown bag lunch.

    To register, send an email to

    There is no fee to participate.

    The Gibbs Library is located at 40 Old Union Rd, Washington, ME 04574.