Visitors to Norway Memorial Library at 258 Main St. can see an art exhibit by Peter Herley in the reference room. Submitted photo

Visitors to Norway Memorial Library at 258 Main St. can see an art exhibit in the reference room. “Quiet Please” features 15 mix medium paintings by Peter Herley.

Of his art exhibit he writes, “With static in the world, coming at us from all directions, we need a place to be quiet and reflect. With that, Quiet Please…,” according to a news release from Alana DePerte, cataloging librarian and reference services.

Herley, who lives in Norway, has enjoyed being part of the arts scene, both as an observer and a participant, as far back as he can remember. He was introduced to art in preschool when he learned how to draw and finger paint. His father took him to museum exhibits often in New York City. He was enthralled by Jackson Pollack’s work and wanted to be as good as him.

Once he graduated from Rutgers with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a minor in education, he began submitting his work and getting shows in galleries and libraries in New Jersey and New York City.

This display is on view whenever the library is open through Saturday, Nov. 12. The show opened Oct. 1. There is a guest book in the reference room for visitor comments.

A closing artist reception with light refreshments is scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.

For more information, call the library at 207-743-5309.

 

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