Bandon Library Friends and Foundation, Inc.

 December 2014

The Bandon Public Library is pleased to present the work of two artists from the 1st through the 31st of December.

In the hall are “My Favorites,” the paintings of Phyllis Morey, a pianist who began painting with oils in the 1980s, then expanded to include acrylics in the 1990s. While living in Boise, Idaho, Phyllis became a member of the Centennial Art Group, exhibiting work at Boise State University Library and other local venues. Now a resident of Bandon, she paints with the Bandon Plein Air Painters and has shown her paintings at Coos Bay Art Museum and the Southern Coos Bay Hospital. Inspired by the Impressionists, she seeks to capture and create a wide range of colors.

In the cases are “Slippers by the Sea,” felted slippers in a range of colors and sizes, made by the knitters at the local shop, “Stranded by the Sea,” using an original process dubbed “Felfs” by its creator, Cat Bordhi. Mare Joy Smith started a community knitting project at her shop a year ago in order to create this exhibit, which includes pieces made by the Cottage Grove Yarn Shop knitters as well as by Mare and her fellow local knitters.


November 2014

In November the Bandon Library Art Gallery will be exhibiting the work of three Bandon artists.

Kimberly Wurster, a native of western Montana, relocated to the Oregon coast twenty years ago. A classical cellist for over forty years, she shifted her artistic focus in 1995 to painting fine art. Kimberly works in acrylic, pastel or watercolor, sometimes incorporating ink or graphite. She enjoys painting a variety of subjects including landscapes, but has a particular fondness for birds and wildlife. Her work has earned numerous awards for excellence in domestic and international competition. Her paintings will be displayed in the Library Art Gallery hall.

In the Art Gallery glass cases is a dual show. Donna Wright's paintings complement her husband Ron Wright's woodcarvings. They are both self taught, professional artists and former college instructors who have won numerous prestigious awards throughout their careers. Donna has been painting and teaching her experimental poured watercolor technique for over 40 years and has been published in several art books, most recently in "Splash 13" (North Light Books). Ron began whittling early in life and became a serious and professional songbird carver nearly 20 years ago.

Painting by:
Kimberly Wurster

Wood carving by: 
Ron Wright