FINE ART AND FASCINATING DISPLAYS
The Paso Robles City Library seeks to encourage the artistic and cultural interests of the community by providing space in the Library to display visual and other work. The Library Board of Trustees is responsible for selecting and scheduling displays. Typically, the Board will review in the fall and schedule displays for the following year. The duration of the displays is usually one month.
Photographer Melinda Martin
Melinda T. Martin was born and raised in Los Angeles and has lived in Paso Robles since 1984. She first learned photography in high school but began a more serious effort in her late 30’s. She has never studied art, but has a natural talent for composition and enjoys trying new concepts in digital photography. Recent efforts include work in digital art, which allows her to combine her photographs with her imagination. Martin views her photographs as successful if the viewer can experience her feelings and those of the environment at the moment the image was captured. She states, "When viewing my digital artwork, I like when each viewer creates their own story based on the image."
She is a member of the Paso Robles Art Association and credits her involvement with their Photography Guild in helping her expand her vision and improve her technical skill. She is also enthusiastically encouraged by her husband, who participates in her travels to capture new images and carries her equipment up the trails.
Printmaker Ruth Fleming
The public is invited to enjoy the artistic expression of Ruth Fleming during the month of December. Fleming has a BA degree-music major, art minor from Cal State San Diego. Singing and teaching have been her professions with excursions into art. She returned to school in later years at Valley College Los Angeles to study printmaking, design, and more painting and drawing. She is in the L.A. Printmaking Society and has showed prints at the U.K.-L.A. Show in Long Beach and more recently for Allied Arts in Cambria.
The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday - Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. For more information on library programs and events, please call 805-237-3870.