Jackson Memorial Library, 38 Main St./Route 131, will host a program titled Interpreting Newton’s Laws in Watercolor: Working at the Intersection of Art and Science on Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Visual artist and scientist Katharine A. Cartwright will present her latest work, “The Laws of Nature.”

Cartwright is an artist who finds her identity at the intersection of science and visual art. Her works are included in more than 100 private and corporate collections as well as numerous national and international juried exhibitions, where they have earned top prestigious awards. Last year her paintings appeared in notable publications including A Walk into Abstracts, Best of America Watermedia Artists, v. 2; Artistic Touch 4; Pratique des Artes (France); and Professional Artist Magazine.

Her latest series of paintings, “The Laws of Nature,” is a comment on the physical laws that constrain man’s attempt to harness and utilize the energy and materials of the universe. These natural constraints make impossible humankind’s quest to create the perfect machine powered by perpetual motion. During her talk, Cartwright will present this work and discuss her process, as well as the intersection of art and science.

Cartwright’s interests also include the earth sciences with a focus on paleoenvironments and mass extinctions in her graduate research at Syracuse University. She served on the faculty of Skidmore College in the Department of Earth Sciences and acted as department chair before retiring in 2008. She currently paints in her studio in Spruce Head and also travels to provide private and class instruction in painting and concept development to students across the nation.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 372-8961 or visit jacksonmemoriallibrary.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.