Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, will feature the works of Owls Head artist Lydia Kaeyer from Tuesday, July 19, through Aug. 1. The public is invited to a reception for Kaeyer Thursday, July 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., an opportunity to view the artwork and speak with the artist while enjoying light refreshments.

The library will display a variety of watercolors representing realistic coastal scenes of Maine. Formerly a teacher in Westchester County, N.Y., Kaeyer studied art and art history at Wheaton College, Round Top Center for the Arts, SUNY Purchase and Manatee Art Center in Florida. As a former student of renowned watercolorist David Dewey, Kaeyer gathers her inspiration from the working waterfronts, local architecture and coastal landscapes that surround our communities.

Kaeyer's works have earned her much recognition locally, having won first prize in the professional category at the Maine Lobster Festival in 2007. The artist also received first prize in water media at the Beaufort Art Association Show held in South Carolina in 2009 and 2010. Kaeyer is represented in private collections throughout the country.

The Jackson Memorial Library is a nonprofit private library serving the town of St. George, providing enrichment programs for all ages in the community.  The library is proud to partner with Maine artists and share a wide variety of artwork with the community. Jackson Memorial Library receives a 30 percent commission from the sale of art.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.