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Art at the Library - jenny-pierson

The Jasper County Public Library provides limited space at each of our locations for display of original works of art and crafts, as well as display of private collections. These exhibits, as approved by library staff, are encouraged as a cultural expression of local community activity.

For more information, please read our Art Exhibit and Display Case Use Policy. Or stop in or call with questions.

Enjoy 'Joys of Summer' at DeMotte Library in March

DeMotte March, 2019Photo of the artist with her display of paintings

For the month of March, DeMotte Library is proud to exhibit a collection of artwork titled, "Joys of Summer" by Lynn Buckmaster.

Lynn is a self-taught artist, born and raised in N.W. Indiana. Her works can be found in several private collections across the United states and also in Japan.

Drawing inspiration from nature, Lynn's early works were influenced by Thomas Kinkade, but now continues developing and expanding her own personal style.

Most of her works are generally created in acrylic as she enjoys the versatile qualities of that medium.

Lynn also enjoys instructing painting in classes that encourage others to grow their creativity and talents, while promoting a love and appreciation for art and the nature around us.

Lynn can be contacted for painting parties and custom orders. Check her out on Facebook at BuckmasterArt.


DeMotte Library's 'Artist Spotlight' shines bright on Pam Butler

DeMotte February, 2019Photo of Pam Butler

Roselawn native Pam Butler is DeMotte Library’s featured artist in February. As a retired hairstylist, Pam channels her creativity and eye for color into her paintings. Oils, acrylics, and watercolors are her medium of choice when creating her beautiful works of art. Pam also does commission work, and is always excited to sell her works of art to those that appreciate her style. Pam’s collection is currently on display, and runs through February. Stop in to see her beautiful paintings on the DeMotte Library’s art wall, located at 901 Birch St. SW, DeMotte.


Claudia Pletting displays art at Rensselaer Library

Rensselaer January, 2019Photo of watercolor of flowers in a blue vintage wheelbarrow.

My interest in art as a means of expression began with photography. Little did I know, growing up in Wabash, how much I loved Indiana…nature…and the power of photography to create highly personal impressions.

Wherever I am, I look around and try to find subjects which are, to me, interesting and/or beautiful…different things at different times of the year. That is why I always have my camera with me, whether on my way to feed the birds, to walk to the mailbox, or to pick a green pepper from the garden. I want to be ready.

As my eye and confidence grew, I interacted more with other artists here in Jasper County. I learned from them - formally and informally.

This connection to our area’s art community has recently helped my artistic interest expand to watercolors, which I appreciate especially for their delicacy and transparency.

Not until after retirement was I able to take the time to “look” at things the way I believe they should be viewed and enjoyed, both with a lens and with a paintbrush.

I hope you enjoy this perspective on my world.

Contact the artist via email at CLAUD1951 (at) HOTMAIL.COM.

Photo of the artwork on display at the Rensselaer Library.