‘Taking Notice’ at the Kramer Gallery

Mar 01, 2017
“Twigs” is an oil on panel by Betty Schopmeyer.

Belfast — “Taking Notice,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Betty Schopmeyer, will be on display in the Kramer Gallery of the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., during the month of March.

Schopmeyer said she calls these paintings “Taking Notice” to celebrate what painting has given her over the past few years — a new way of looking at the world. When she began to take classes three years ago, studying Color Theory with Kerstin Engman, a heightened sense of the visual environment around her was born.

“I look at — and more importantly SEE — things differently now, a process that continues to develop as I continue to learn and experiment with color, design, paint application and levels of interpretation,” she said. “Every day I look forward to the process, not just the end result, and that, too, is a gift.”

Schopmeyer moved to Maine in 2001 and worked for the Penobscot Marine Museum as assistant librarian, grants writer and eventually education director. Since retiring four years ago, she has focused on her creative passions of fiber arts and oil painting.

The Kramer Gallery, located on the ground floor, is open during library hours. For more information, call Belfast Free Library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

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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