SKOWHEGAN — The family of the late Marion Sherman recently donated paintings to the Skowhegan Free Public Library for a monthlong silent auction. Sherman, who died in 2015, was a renowned Skowhegan artist and community leader. Her family said this as an opportunity to give back to the community Sherman served.

With approval from the family, the library will facilitate a silent auction for each painting and all offers will be considered “to give residents the opportunity to bring a beautiful piece of art home at a more affordable price,” said library director Dale Jandreau, in a news release from Mary Haley, project coordinator.

Sherman’s six paintings are displayed downstairs at the library, alongside various other artists for the library’s current art show, “Tis’ the Seasoned Work,” a collection of local artists whose “art continues living long after their creators life,” as described by Open Arts of the Wesserunsett Arts Council, according to the release.

Artists on display include Willis Pelton (on loan from Abbott Meader), Zaidee Morrison, Charles Hovey Pepper and Helen Sophia Miller (on loan from the Skowhegan History House and Museum).

For more information about Sherman’s life and to view the entire “Tis’ the Seasoned Work” show, visit the Skowhegan Free Public Library during business hours. The art show will be on display downstairs through mid-January, at which time the Sherman silent auction will also conclude.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the library and the Open Arts committee of Wesserunsett Arts Council.

For more information, call Haley at 612-2571 or email [email protected].

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