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“Favorite Children’s Books Reimagined: What Do You See?” by Lori Marble

June 9 - August 31

Remember your favorite books from childhood? Perhaps you even have one or two on your bookshelf today? Now, picture them reimagined as abstract paintings. Artist Lori 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. Marble 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?” Marble’s works will be on display in the Bramlage and Wilcoxon Foundation Gallery inside Joplin Public Library. Art in the library is curated by Post Art Library. Free and open to the public.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 9:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday | 9:00am–8:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 1:00pm–5:00pm


June 9
August 31
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