Taking a walk through this month’s series of works that are exhibited at the Strathmore Municipal Library reveals a familiar name at the facility. This month, Carmen Erison is the featured artist.

Erison is also the assistant director of library services for Strathmore Municipal Library.

Artists and photographers are welcome to exhibit their art in the library on generally a monthly basis.

“I am humbled and super pleased with the response,” Erison said. She explained that some visitors are surprised to see her name on the art cards.

“I’m in a unique situation here, because you walk through the art gallery, and you see the art cards with my name on it as the artist. Then at the end of the hallway you see my office with my name on it,” she said.

“I have seen may people in the past week walk directly into my office, and ask me if I’m the same Carmen Erison whose pieces are on the wall, and yes, a lot of people are very surprised,” she said.

Erison explained that she hasn’t really presented her artistic side very often.

“I have been dabbling with art for probably about five years, and it’s only since November of last year that I have really taken a deeper look into art and researched fluid art. I have really gained a passion for it,” she said.

All of her pieces are for sale.

“What’s unique about our art gallery in general, is that when you purchase a piece of art in the gallery, you are not only supporting the artist, but you are also supporting the library because the library takes a 20 per cent commission from the pieces,” she explained.

So far the gallery has been up for about a week and Erison has sold eight of her pieces.

“Not only is it wonderful for me with the recognition that I am receiving. I am also very pleased to be supporting the library in my own little way,” she said.

Erison’s works will be on display in the gallery until the end of March. For more information about the Strathmore Municipal Library’s art gallery, visit strathmorelibrary.ca.


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