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“Earth & Water, paintings (2000-2017)”

About this exhibit:

This eagerly anticipated exhibit, which includes mostly new and some earlier works by Shay Herring Clanton, offers the viewer an opportunity to appreciate the artist’s consistent source of inspiration and her progression of style as she captures and interprets the natural beauty that surrounds her. As an environmentalist, Clanton’s artwork goes further as an intentional statement for the value in protecting natural resources. As a successful artist, a well-respected art professor (recently retired), and a dedicated activist, Clanton has earned a loyal following. The works in this exhibition include various media (oils, watercolors, ink, charcoal, and pastels) and result in sometimes striking and sometimes subtle use of color to successfully convey what she has seen: ocean waves, creeks, rivers, or forests and the play of light on each.



Join us at the R.R. Smith Center!


The Planning Committee invites you to continue the conference theme and face your fear (of crowds/other librarians/live music/art- take your pick!) at the Welcome Reception on Sunday, October 21st, from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM!

Join your colleagues (or frolleagues!) at the gorgeous R.R. Smith Art Center, where the exhibit “Earth & Water, paintings (2000-2017)” by Shay Herring Clanton invites you to “to leave the regions of our conquest- the cleared fields, the towns and cities, the highways – and re-enter the woods. For only there can a man encounter the silence and darkness of his own absence.”

Local jazz and blues trio Kat and the Travelers will provide soulful accompaniment to this thoughtful exhibit and, if that isn’t enough to ease your fears, enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and refreshing beverages (two drink tickets provided- find them in your badge pocket); cash bar available.


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