While we may not think of it as such, we “read” a piece of art. We read the individual colors as well as the combinations. We read the lines, whether crisp and distinct or fuzzy and implied. We read the subject matter or nondescript shapes. Much like a book, each is filled with specific points of interest as well as an overall theme—literally, the bigger picture.
So it’s a natural arrangement for a library to include artwork. That’s why the Thomas B. Norton Public Library, 221 W. 19th Ave. in Gulf Shores, hosts a New Artist Showcase highlighting a different artist each month.
The August artist is Mary Louise Brush, a Greenville, Mississippi native who now calls Gulf Shores “home.” She attended an oil painting class at Birmingham Museum of Art, which encouraged her to develop and expand her talents to include acrylic, watercolor and drawing. She now concentrates on colorful drawings that appeal to a wide audience.
You will find Mary Louise’s artwork placed throughout the library during the month of August. So stop in to admire her creations starting at 10:00 Monday through Saturday mornings; closing times are Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday through Friday at 6:00 p.m., and Saturday at 3:00 p.m. While there, be sure to explore all that the library has to offer: books, of course, but also classes, computer usage, audio books and more. For further information, call the library’s Help Desk at 251-968-1176.
Stay informed of Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area activities, vacation rental specials and more by subscribing to this Discover Alabama Beaches blog and Meyer Muse, and by following Meyer Vacation Rentals on Facebook and Twitter.