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On Display: From the Heart- Drawings by Rick Bartow
July 1 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
Please stop by the 2nd floor of the Library Learning Center to see our new art exhibit, “From the Heart” by Rick Bartow.
In 2000, Rick Bartow—Newport, Oregon’s native son and internationally recognized visual artist—donated a portfolio of seventeen small portrait drawings to the Newport Public Library. The singular collection premiered at the Newport Visual Arts center in August 2018 and has been traveling throughout Oregon in 2019. It will make its way back to Newport Public Library for permanent installation starting in 2020.
In the “From the Heart” exhibition, Rick Bartow captures the faces of W.H. Auden, Bertolt Brecht, Robert Bridges, Joseph Conrad, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Elliot, William Emerson, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Archibald MacLeish, Edgar Allan Poe, Carl Sandburg, John Steinbeck, A.C. Swinburne, Leo Tolstoy and Elinor Wylie. The series includes mixed media on rice paper and repurposed papers (often letters and envelopes from friends). Bartow uses watercolor with pencil and pastel markings. Look closely, and each mark has a particular signature. (The author names are drawn in the artist’s left hand, creating a childlike title for each work).
“From the Heart” will be on display at Curry Public Library during the months of July and August.