Encaustic Art By Valerie Long, Pottery By Teresa Taylor At Epsom
Encaustic Art by Valerie Long.
The Epsom Public Library is pleased to present“Abstraction,”an
exhibit of encaustic art created by Valerie Long. Valerie
is an abstract artist who uses encaustic wax as her medium; she
is also a juried member of the Historical Society of Early
American Decoration (HSEAD).
Encaustic art uses a variety of materials and methods, achieving
an image with amazing movement and texture. One of its most
alluring attributes is an exquisite surface quality. A major
contributor to that quality is beeswax, which is impervious to
moisture and will not deteriorate, yellow or darken. Capturing
the true depth and luminosity of encaustic wax takes experience,
knowledge and skill. The outcome is a unique and original piece
that stands the test of time. Inspiration for art, any art, can
be derived from cultural tradition, spiritual expression,
recorded history, and the use of visual rather than verbal
Concurrently, “Small Objects: Forms Inspired by the Natural
World,” an exhibit of non-functional pottery by well-known
Barnstead potter, Teresa Taylor of Salty Dog Pottery, will be
featured in the library display cases. Teresa is a member of the
League of NH Craftsmen, the Potter’s Guild and a participating
Artist-in-Education through the NH State Council on the Arts.
She also serves as President for the North Country Studio
Workshops. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and
shows throughout New Hampshire and the Northeast.
These two dynamic exhibits will run through June 9 and may be
viewed during library hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, and
Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm.
are welcome to an opening reception on Friday, April 27, from
6:30 to 8:30 pm.
exhibit reception will be held at the Epsom Library on April
27th from 6:30-8:30 pm.
information, call (603)736-9920 or visit