Beginning the first weekend in May and continuing through the month of June, the Massillon Public Library is pleased to display “Shades of Summer,” a collection of nature artworks done in several different mediums, by local artist Diane Gibson.
Gibson majored in art at Ashland College, but her love of creating art has come full circle in Massillon. As a young child she began taking art classes at the Massillon Museum; now, as an adult, she teaches art classes there. A licensed art teacher, she also teaches art at Stark State College, at St. Mary School in Massillon, and is currently looking for more opportunities to teach.
Although she does commissioned portraits and paintings, her subject of choice remains the beauty in nature around her. Captivated by flowers and butterflies, they are the focus of most of her recent art pieces. Her favorite media are acrylics, pastels, and pencils, although she has also dabbled in lithography and wood carving.
“Shades of Summer” can be viewed during Massillon Public Library’s operating hours.
The Massillon Public Library regularly features the works of local artists. If you are a local artist and would like to include your art in our rotating exhibit, please contact Karen Koher at the library’s Computer Center: 330.832.9831, ext. 327.
The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.