Opening Reception: Paintings by Lori Marble

Join us for a reception welcoming Lori Marble’s Favorite Children’s Book Reimagined: What Do You See? to our Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation Gallery.
Remember your favorite books from childhood? Perhaps you even have one or two on your bookshelf today? Now, picture them reimagined as abstract paintings. Marble, the now adult child of a librarian, lovingly remembers the books that shaped her childhood.
She asked the librarians at Joplin Public and Post Art Libraries about their favorite children’s books, read them, and painted them in an abstract, mixed-media style. She paints in an ambidextrous fashion, laying down large swatches of bold color using a palette knife in her left hand, while incorporating bold brush strokes and subtle details with her right. Her love of symbolism and pattern is evident in each work on paper.
The display is purposely hung at a child’s eye-view and will prompt each viewer to ask “What do you see?” This exhibit is presented by the Post Art Library. Free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Post Art Library Director Jill Sullivan at 417-623-7953 x1041.