Authors & Artists hosts Runquist
Thomaston — Björn Runquist will speak about his work Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at Thomaston Public Library’s Room 204, in the Thomaston Academy building at 60 Main St./Route 1, as part of the library’s Authors & Artists Among Us series.
Runquist was born in Stockholm, Sweden, grew up in New York and spent his high school years in France before returning to the United States for college. After college, he lived for four years London, England, and received a master's degree from Kings College, University. He lives in Connecticut and, for the last 31 summers, in Clark Island.
The artist has work in the permanent collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum and has exhibited widely in galleries on the East. He is in many private and corporate collections and has a number of paintings in the State Department’s Arts in Embassies program, which places art in U.S. embassies around the world. Runquist has been featured twice in Maine Home & Design magazine and was listed as one of Maine’s 60 artists “to collect now, while you can.”
The Authors & Artists Among Us series is funded by a Rudman Grant and Friends of the Thomaston Public Library, a nonprofit group. There will be four more speakers presenting on Wednesdays in July and August; next up are artists Margie and Bob Moskowitz. Public Parking is located behind the building. This event is free and open to the public, donations encouraged.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.