A summer art repast

Jul 26, 2013
“Roadside Stand,” a mixed media with acrylic paint, is part of Toki Oshima’s “Breakfast in Summer” show at Belfast Free Library.

Belfast — Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., will be enlivened in August by a selection of lively paintings by artist Toki Oshima. An afternoon reception for the exhibit, “Breakfast in Summer,” is set for Friday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Oshima has been drawing and painting her whole life, lucky to grow up in an artistic household with plenty of art at school. She attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design after high school; took an eight-year break to live in Alaska; and completed a degree in graphic design at Portland School of Art. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various newspapers in Maine and has been the illustrator for the MOFGA's newspaper for more than 20 years.

Oshima’s master's degree project was writing and illustrating a book called "Every Day in the Waldorf Kindergarten" for Sunbridge College, and she works as a mixed age kindergarten teacher at Belfast’s Morning Glory Garden School. She and her family live in North Whitefield, where they have a family band and run a contra dance.

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

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