Saranac Lake artist's paintings on display at library - 2008-04-03
Sandra Hildreth landscapes, mandalas showing until May 25
CONTACT: Kenneth Aaron, director of communications, (518) 327-6297
PAUL SMITHS - Adirondack landscapes and mandalas by Saranac Lake painter Sandra Hildreth will be on display at the Joan Weill Adirondack Library until May 25.
Mandalas are Buddhist paintings that use geometric shapes to represent the spiritual universe. Hildreth's mandalas, as well as her other oils and watercolors, are inspired by her local surroundings.
"My passion is the Adirondack wilderness landscape and the spiritual connection to nature that I experience when I am out in these places," Hildreth said. "I've been to other beautiful, wild places and have painted them – but they just don't seem to move me as much as these northern Boreal forests, wild rivers and bogs."
Hildreth taught high school art for 31 years before moving to Saranac Lake in 2003. She is a member of the Adirondack Artists' Guild and displays both at the guild's gallery at 52 Main St., Saranac Lake, and her home studio. For more information, see her Web site, www.sandrahildreth.com.
The library exhibition is free and open to the public. The Joan Weill Adirondack Library, which opened in 2002, is an award-winning structure that commands sweeping views of Lower St. Regis Lake. It is open
from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
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