Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, will feature the works of Rockland contemporary artist Gwen Sylvester from June 1 through July 3. The library will display a variety of pieces that demonstrate the artist’s exploration of color, pattern and texture through varied techniques.

The public is invited to a reception for the artist and her “A Mindful Nature” show from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, when they will have the opportunity to view the artwork and speak with the artist while enjoying light refreshments.

With a mother who was a professional artist and teacher, Sylvester grew up in a home rich in music and art. She received her bachelor's degree in studio art from the University of California under the instruction of well-known artists including Wayne Thiebaud and David Hollowell. She continued her training in sculpture and ceramics at the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University.

Over the last 20 years, Sylvester has been a full-time resident on the coast of Maine, where she enjoys the ocean, landscapes and wildlife.  Her work captures the powerful northern seasonal rhythms that make Maine such a haven for artists and soul seekers. Her hope is that her images “not only delight the senses but that they resonate with memories and impressions of the viewer, bringing pleasure for many years.”

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