Wotiz Gallery Exhibit to feature works of Patty Harrington in August
The Milton Public Library will host Braintree, MA artist Patty Harrington in our Wotiz Gallery during the month of August. Ms. Harrington was a self-taught artist for 7 years, and then for 2 more years she studied with experienced Milton teacher Beth Neville. She will be showing a collection of drawings called “In Your Light I Learn to Love” which consists of colored pencil portraits of people who inspire her.
The exhibit’s title is inspired by some incredible women in Patty’s life, and this is what the artist has to say about her work:
“For me, creating art is pure joy and my soul’s desire. Art is my way of bringing love to the world. As far back as I can remember, I have loved drawing and painting and have aspired to be an artist. However, life had other ideas and would take me in a different direction. Eight years ago, I had the opportunity to go on a two-year sabbatical which led me on a journey inward. Upon returning, so too was my enthusiasm to create restored. I began eagerly and earnestly to learn on my own. At the same time I began work at East Milton Wine and Spirits, where the owners, the Delaney family, so kindly allowed and encouraged me to use the store as a platform to begin to sell my work. hey, along with the friends I work with and the loving community of patrons, continue to support me on my journey to learn and grow as an artist.”
Patty decided three years ago that she should have a teacher, and so she started working with Beth Neville, an exceptionally talented artist and instructor, who has been instrumental in not only her learning the technical aspects of art, but also encouraged her to be bold and to embrace her personal style. Patty is very grateful for this, and in addition she says this about her craft: “I believe as I walk this journey of life, it takes a village in order for each of us to reach our potential. These amazing women – through their examples of love, kindness, compassion, generosity, resilience, strength, and courage – have been my grand teachers. Also included in this exhibit are pieces influenced by the beauty of nature and the unconditional love of our four-legged friends.”
We hope you will come and visit the Wotiz Gallery during August, and there will be a free and open reception held there on Thursday, 8/4, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to celebrate this display. Everyone is welcome to come meet the artist and view her lovely work. For questions, Email [email protected] or call the Reference Department at (617) 898-4964 . Please visit us soon, and enjoy some artwork this month!