Airdrie Public Library to host landscape artist’s work
Thursday, Nov 07, 2013 02:18 pm
From now until Dec. 31, Airdrie Public Library (APL) is pleased to play host to the artwork of Deb Klics in an exhibition entitled Landscapes & Gardens.
Klics was born on a farm in Southern Alberta and currently resides in Strathmore.
Her inspiration stems from the vast array of texture and colour in the fields and rolling hills throughout the seasons.
Her artistic pursuits began in early childhood with painting and dancing. After high school, she attended the University of Lethbridge, completing a bachelor of education degree with a major in art.
Klics enjoys ďen plein airĒ painting, the process of painting on location outdoors surrounded by the landscape, and her emphasis is on painting those places she would like to relax with a cup of tea while listening to the cheerful song of birds, the rustling of autumn leaves and the babbling of water against rocks.
For Klics, art has always been a form of self-expression, focusing on the forms of landscape painting along with abstract mixed-media collage using tissue, acrylic, writing and pastel. The artist believes that painting and collage are a way to connect to nature and to her inner self.
Klics continues to refine her skills through membership with the Wheatland Society of Arts of Strathmore, through working with kindergarten students and through the exhibits she enjoys with other artists in and around Calgary.
Coming up at your library: on Nov. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m., author Susan Raby-Dunne will share her book Bonfire: The Chestnut Gentleman, the story of soldier, physician and In Flanders Fields poet John McCrae. The evening is free, but an RSVP is requested. On Nov. 11, the library will be closed for Remembrance Day.
On Nov. 12 from 3 to 7 p.m., and Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon, licensed pharmacist and owner of Polaris Travel Clinic Jason Kmet will be offering free flu shots at APL. The drop-in flu clinics are for anyone aged nine and older.