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Watercolors at New Woodstock Library

Perry shows watercolors at NW Library

An exhibit of watercolors by local artist Toloa Perry will be at the New Woodstock Free Library from Feb. 1 through Feb. 29. The exhibit will be open during all regular library hours. A reception for the artist will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday Feb. 2. The public is invited to attend. The reception is free and refreshments will be served.

"I have always liked to draw," says the artist. "I started drawing horses about the same time I began riding, at age eleven. I'm still riding and drawing, but rocks, flowers and water, as well as animals, are my favorite subjects now."

Perry attended the College of Wooster and Ohio University for her bachelor of fine arts degree, and Syracuse University for a masters degree in education. She taught at West Genesee Junior High School, Pleasant Street School in Manlius and has substituted in the Cazenovia School District. She taught for one year at the New Woodstock School and joined the Cazenovia Watercolor Society 15 years ago. She also belongs to the Onondaga Art Guild and the Central New York Watercolor Society.

Now teaching watercolor painting in her home, Perry exhibits her work throughout central New York, including recent exhibits at the Society for New Music Art Show, the Rome Art and Community Center Regional Art Exhibition, the Fayetteville Library and the Joe Scala Gallery. She has also had exhibits in the Cooperstown Art Association Regional Art Show, the Norwich Fine Arts Guild, the Central Adirondack Art show and many other venues.

The New Woodstock Free Library is open Monday through Friday 1 to 5 p.m., Monday and Wednesday evenings 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 until 1. The library is also open whenever the blue library symbol flag is flying out front. Children's hour is every Tuesday at 11 a.m. The library phone number is 662-3134.

The New Woodstock Free Library is a tax-exempt public library. Contributions to the library including books, videos, and cash are eligible as tax deductions. The library has FAX, Internet, copying and reference services. Any Mid-York Library System card holder can access the library's catalog at www.midyork.org, request or renew materials, and see what's available to borrow. The New Woodstock Free Library web site is midyork.org/newwoodstock for more information

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