Artist presents pieces of watercolor at Sweetwater County Library

GREEN RIVER – Local watercolor artist Angelina Q. Bennett is exhibiting 19 of her recent works at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River until the end of June.

Bennett has had several exhibitions over the years and has also taught courses in watercolor and other art techniques for Western Wyoming Community College and the Community Fine Arts Center (CFAC).

“My inspiration comes from nature, travel and my imagination. I react to shapes, patterns and color, ”Bennett said in his artist’s statement.

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Bennett’s painting styles are both traditional and abstract, drawing inspiration from the subject to determine his choice of interpretation. Design and color are essential to create an interesting visual statement.

“I love the people and culture from different parts of our world. I find painting to be visual communication that transcends language barriers. The choice of color, brushstrokes and shapes illustrate energetic feelings and emotions. Through painting, I hope to share my feelings and experiences with viewers of my work. “

Bennett finds subjects to paint in all of the many places she has visited – Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, China, Tibet, Greece, Russia, Spain, Western Europe, British Isles, Ireland and most of the United States.

Always open to learning new techniques, Bennett holds a Western Associate’s Degree and has attended many workshops, including Chinese brush painting by Jean Hang Ting, in San Mateo, CA, and advanced watercolor painting. with Lou Bonomarte, Guilford Handcraft Center in Guildford, CT. Other classes and workshops over the years from Jean Carbonetti, Gerald Brommer, Judy Morris, Steven Quiller, William Herring, Linda Moyer and Tony Couch.

His work has been featured in several exhibitions and juried exhibitions: several congressional trips and exhibitions in the Wyoming Art Association; the exhibitions of the Taos Watercolor Society, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM; a group exhibition at the Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY; an exhibit at the Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne; and the Oasis Café and Women’s Place Bookstore, Salt Lake City, Utah. Bennett has selected artwork for the City of Rock Springs Box Art Project and is a signature member of the Wyoming Watercolor Society.

The Library System Exhibitions Committee developed guidelines for exhibits presented in county libraries, which include both group exhibitions and exhibitions by individual artists.

The committee meets throughout the year to review applications and plan exhibitions. Artists interested in exhibiting their work are encouraged to submit a request for a solo exhibition. Applications are available at all county library loan offices and at CFAC.

The Exhibitions Committee is made up of community members Angie Bennett, Deon Quitberg and Donna Ragsdale, all of Green River, and library network members Michelle Krmpotich, Lindsey Travis and Debora Soule.

For more information on these exhibitions and other library events, visit the Library System web page or on Facebook. Questions can be directed to Soule at CFAC Rock Springs.

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