Brian Blood, “Bethesda Terrace, Central Park,” oil, 11 x 14 in. Learn more about Blood’s painting video workshop at

Artists Sought for “Inspired Art” Show at the Southbury Public Library, June 2018 (Connecticut)

From the library:
Between now and June 1, 2018, artists of all ages are invited to explore the extensive art instructional DVD video collection of the Southbury Public Library, select a video, and create their own artwork inspired by the instructor. The resulting work will be considered for inclusion in an art show during the month of June 2018 at the Gloria Cashion Gallery. The show is open to artists of all ages in Southbury and neighboring towns. There is no cost to participate.

Southbury resident and artist Ellie Boyd is painting along to a Liliedahl video (included in the Southbury Public Library collection), the results of which she’ll submit to the “Inspired Art” show in June. In the video Studio Painting Secrets, nationally recognized landscape painter Brian Blood demonstrates step-by-step instructions for creating a California landscape.

The library’s collection includes 110 art videos of many different subjects, with demonstrations by nationally known artists in plein air landscape, pastel, colored pencil, watercolor, graphite, and oils. The checkout period for instructional videos is two weeks–plenty of time to watch and get creative.

On June 1, artists may bring one or two completed framed paintings or drawings to the library. Artwork must be created as a result of viewing a Southbury Public Library art video within the last two years. For each piece, the submitting artist will need to specify which video inspired the resulting artwork. (The artwork need not be an exact copy of the instructor’s demonstration.)

Visit the Southbury Public Library’s website for more information. 

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