“A Playful Spirit,” a show by artist Pamela Schilhab of Troy, is on display this month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at Unity Public Library, 38 School St. in Unity.

A public opening reception is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 12.

Joyous Juju dolls by artist Pamela Schilhab. Pamela Schilhab photo

Through this collection of drawings, prints, paintings and collages, the artist is exploring the notion of serendipitous creation without attachment to the outcome. Her goal is to capture the childlike spirit of abandon and spontaneity when tackling a project, learning to play with creativity, according to a news release from Patrice Allen at the library.

The same can be said for her doll series, Joyous Juju. These dolls are fashioned on the concept of voodoo dolls with strictly positive purpose — good medicine, so to speak.

Their motivations are inspired by song lyrics which are embroidered into their clothing. The spells are activated by piercings of hearts and flowers.

For more information, visit unitypubliclibrary.org or email [email protected].



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