Arapahoe Libraries is proud to host art exhibits each month at Eloise May, Koelbel and Smoky Hill libraries. Library galleries offer the community a place to view a variety of art at no cost while also providing visibility to local artists. A volunteer art selection committee selects exhibits based on artistic quality, variety of exhibits and the suitability of format for each exhibit space.
Have a question about the galleries or interested in showcasing your art? Visit the Art Galleries page for more information.
Pushpa Sunder Mehta, M.D
My art is an expression of my heart and soul; a search for “Truth” and an admiration for Nature and Life. I want my art to be purposeful, free and inspiring.
The will to continue with my art comes from the Loving Heavenly Voice that tells me “Keep up with your art.” The driving force in my fingers to hold the brush and create original art is a gift of “True Love” from my family.
As I progress on the path of an artistic pilgrim, I seek to engage viewers into an artistic consciousness to love and respect Mother Earth.
Lilian Hoffecker : Botanical Art
I like to draw and paint subjects based on nature, and I'm especially attracted to common things - dried leaves, budding twigs, wildflowers. I use traditional media (e.g., watercolor and pencil) but also digital tools.
What is your favorite piece in the show and why?
The maple leaves in a row. Its composition is simple but the variation in color and shape are attractive to me.
What motivates you to create?
Since my subjects tend to be in nature, creating takes me out of the human world.
Who are your biggest artists influences?
Leonardo Da Vinci for one, which is a very grandiose pick, but I'm inspired by his variety of subjects and his highly accurate technique. I also love Albrecht Dürer's "Great Piece of Turf" and "Hare," both very realistic. Couple more: Thomas Cole and Albert Bierstadt and their landscapes.
What message do you want your art to convey to viewers?
Art is individual. Create what you see.