Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, will exhibit the works of Vinalhaven/Portland artist Pamela Grumbach from Thursday, Aug. 18, through Sept. 16. The library will display pieces that exhibit the variety of approaches to drawing and painting Grumbach brings into play to capture her visual surroundings.

After years as an art instructor to students of all ages from Baltimore, Md., to Portland, Maine, Grumbach has found her recent retirement allows her to expand from her roots in watercolor and drawing to working in oils, creating, in addition to landscapes, either portraits of people or scenes that focus on the mysterious aspects of a place.

Grumbach's own studies have taken her to many great cities and schools including the Art Institute in Chicago and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She completed private studies with Stan Philips and Kass Morin Freeman; and her works have been shown at many galleries throughout New England.

Dusk, morning or fog-shrouded images are the artist’s focus when she is not working on portraits. The show at Jackson Memorial Library offers exploration of a more quiet and mysterious view of her physical surroundings — when activities are either on the brink of beginning or ending.

The public is invited to a reception for the artist Thursday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., an opportunity to view the artwork and speak with the artist while enjoying light refreshments.

Jackson Memorial Library is a nonprofit private library serving the town of St. George. It provides enrichment programs for all ages and partners with Maine artists to share a wide variety of artwork with the community. The 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.