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Summer in Winter

Paintings by Rachel Swersey
February 11 - March 23
Artist Reception
Saturday March 23, 4-6 PM


These works bring the colors and warmth of summer to life in paint. Traditional still life is the point of departure for relationships both simple and complex between objects, nature, and people. Like summer in winter, the balancing of opposites is a theme throughout the work.


Rachel Swersey is an artist living in Gardiner.  She received her BFA in painting at Bard College, and Her MA in Art education from Teachers College Columbia University. For 10 months of the year she teaches art to middle school students in Kingston, NY. During the summer, she paints.

Art Exhibits
The primary purpose of the Gardiner Library Policy on Art Exhibits is to enrich the library experience of the Gardiner Library Patrons, particularly:
  • To enhance and increase community appreciation of the arts,
  • To present a variety of exhibitions by artists in the visual arts as well as exhibitions of educational and/or historical significance, and
  • To help local artists increase their public exposure.

Art Exhibit Policy and Application
Display Case Exhibits

It is the policy of the Library, as part of its mission to enrich the quality of life, to provide space for exhibits and displays from the Library's collection and through those of other local community agencies or individuals.

Display Case Policy and Application