As an artist, Kyle Mort tries to keep the eyes for wonder that he had as a child. As an art teacher, he hopes to cultivate and nurture that ability in budding artists.
"Too often when children become adults they lose that sense of amazed admiration for things," he said. "They are no longer astonished by something awesomely mysterious or rapt by something new."
In "Beware of Wonder," Mort's exhibit at Maxwell Memorial Library throughout May, he deals with themes and images of surprise and wonder. The library will host an artist's reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday May 2. The reception is free and open to the public.
Mort teaches art at Camillus Middle School and has been exhibiting and selling his artwork since age 22. His artwork is part of many private collections along the East Coast. He studied at Munson Williams Proctor Institute of Art and Syracuse University.
Maxwell Memorial Library is located at 14 Genesee St. in the village of Camillus. For more information, call 672-3661 or go to maxwellmemoriallibrary.org. Become a fan of the library on Facebook to receive updates on upcoming events.