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Watercolors adorn library for October

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Watercolors by Marion Smith of Bar Harbor are among the paintings on display in October at the Southwest Harbor Public Library.

SOUWTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library is featuring paintings and decorative arts throughout October.

Watercolors by Marion Smith of Bar Harbor, Sue Clark of Southwest Harbor, Marjorie Dole of Trenton and Violet Curley of Surry adorn the walls. And the Southwest Harbor Historical Society has loaned a collection of 19th-century decorative arts for display in the Holmes Room curio cabinet.

Ms. Smith, Ms. Clark, Ms. Dole and Ms. Curley have been painting together on a weekly basis since the mid-1990s. They are drawn together through friendship and a love of the medium, and nurture each other’s creativity through critiques and challenges. They are careful observers of Down East Maine and paint representational portraits of flora, fauna and landscapes, according to a library spokesman.

As for the Southwest Harbor Historical Society exhibit, the items are from the 1800s and include a combination of decorative and functional household items are featured, as are homesteading tools, which provide clues to the division of labor on a Maine island homestead in the 19th-century. The historical society sponsors history nights at the library on the third Monday of the month from May through October, featuring local history. Everyone is welcome.

For more information about programs, displays or collections, contact the library at 244-7065.

For more arts & entertainment news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander.

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