Area artist displaying oils at Paul Smith's College - 2008-02-06
Nancy Brossard paintings showing at Joan Weill Adirondack Library
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PAUL SMITHS Paintings by Childwold artist Nancy Brossard will be on display at the Joan Weill Adirondack Library until March 10.
Brossard, an oil painter who specializes in landscapes and cityscapes, begins all her work outside with a quick drawing before starting to paint.
"I love to use a lot of color and I mix all my paints," she says. "Working outside in the natural light seems to heighten the color intensity and depth."
Brossard belongs to the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake, and can frequently be seen painting on Main Street. While her cityscapes tend to be smaller, she is especially fond of working in a larger format. Larger works, she says, encompass greater dimension and color; she will often hang them on the side of her house to work on them.
The library exhibition is free and open to the public. The library 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.
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 the architectural centerpiece of Paul Smith's College, the only four-year institution of higher education in the Adirondack Park. The school, on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake, encompasses 14,200 acres of forests, streams, lakes and mountains that are available for students to explore and study. The College offers both bachelor¹s and associate degree programs which focus on experiential learning in a variety of majors including biology; fish and wildlife sciences; natural resources; environmental science; forestry; surveying; recreation, adventure travel and ecotourism; hospitality, resort and culinary management; liberal arts; and business.