Art & Talk

Art Talk: Watercolorist Lynda Raven Brake

Three Creeks Community Library welcomes artist Lynda Raven Brake for a free Art Talk and Reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. Brake’s astonishingly realistic watercolor paintings will be displayed in the library’s magazine room and meeting area throughout the month of May.

Brake, whose work has been exhibited in many Texas and New Mexico galleries, has a BFA degree in studio art from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She was a signature member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society and their exhibit chair for two years. She also has a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Brake moved to Vancouver seven years ago and is an active member of the Oregon Society of Artists and a juried member of the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society, where she serves as chair for Art in the Community. She’s also a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and the Washington Society of Artists. Locally, Brake’s work has been shown in Battle Ground, Vancouver, Gresham, and Portland.

For more information, visit the Three Creeks Community Library Facebook page or call 360-906-4790. The Three Creeks Library is located at 800-C N.E. Tenney Rd. in the Salmon Creek area of Vancouver.

Above image: detail from one of Linda Raven Brake’s watercolor paintings, depicting lavender blooming outside the landmark Slocum House in Esther Short Park.

Art & Talk: Barbara Van Nostern

Three Creeks Community Library presents an exhibition of works by watercolorist Barbara Van Nostern in the meeting room and magazine area of the library, located at 800-C N.E. Tenney Rd. in the Salmon Creek area of Vancouver. Van Nostern’s watercolor paintings will be on display from Feb. 21 through March 20, with an artist talk and reception at the library on Monday, March 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. Van Nostern, who lives in Vancouver, has had an extensive art education and brings a fascination for colors and a passion for art to her paintings. She is both a national and international award-winning artist.

The public is cordially invited to attend the art talk, and to view the paintings in the magazine area any time during library open hours, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The meeting room paintings may be viewed any time the room isn’t being used for programs; call the library for the schedule at 360-906-4790.

This art exhibition is the first in the library’s new, year-long Art & Talk Series. The next artist in the series will be photographer Chris Bidleman, whose work will be on display in the magazine area March 23 through April 23.