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“Shadows” Exhibit at Library

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Original Paintings by Redding artist Beth Bailey March/April Exhibit

Stratford Library

An exhibit of original acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings by Redding, Connecticut artist Beth Bailey is the current art exhibit at the Stratford Library.  The exhibit, entitled “Shadows and Reflections”, will be featured at the Library through April 2023.  It is free and open to the public.

Viewing hours for “Shadows and Reflections” are: Monday-Thursday: 10-8, Friday-Saturday: 10-5 and Sunday: 1-5 pm.  The display is located in the Main Lobby of the Stratford Library and will continue through April 2023.

Beth Bailey has been an art teacher at Joel Barlow High School since 1998.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Art Education and recently completed a Master’s Degree in Integrative Health and Healing.  She is interested in using art making as a healing modality for stress relief and emotional wellness and was granted a teaching fellowship at Skidmore College in 2000 for printmaking. Bailey was also awarded the Fund For Teachers Fellowship to study in Italy in July of 2018.

Bailey’s artwork includes paintings, printmaking, photography and ceramics. Her art is influenced by nature, the changing light and expressionism. Being outdoors is where she feels the most grounded and content, capturing scenes in nature at its most mystical and shimmering times of day, usually early morning or late afternoon. Bailey is attracted to trees and their relationships to one another above and below ground.  The experience of color brings her great joy, using color expressively to convey a magical mood with the playfulness of light and color.  In addition to teaching at JBHS, Bailey offers group art lessons for children of all ages and facilitates adult art-making gatherings for a variety of occasions.

For further information, call the library’s Public Relations and Programming Office at:  203.385-4162 or visit: www.stratfordlibrary.org.

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