Jamie Quick, a Florida artist with family ties to Jamestown, has her photography on display at the Prendergast Library through July 30.
The display is ''an explosion of light and color,'' said Anne Plyler, the Prendergast Library's special projects librarian and art gallery coordinator. It features photographs of a variety of outdoor scenes, she said, with most of the photos taken in Florida and South Carolina.
''Almost all of them are taken outdoors, and you can definitely see that they are taken in a more tropical climate than ours,'' Mrs. Plyler said. ''It's just about going around the room and seeing every color that you can think of.''
The photography of Jamie Quick, a Florida artist with family ties to Jamestown, will be on display at the Prendergast Library through July 30.
Because of Mrs. Quick's ties to the area, though - her mother-in-law, Lois Lofgren Quick, is from Jamestown - local visitors who take in the display will see sights that are familiar to them as well, Mrs. Plyler said.
''Area residents always enjoy and appreciate that, and they always look for things and places that they recognize,'' Mrs. Plyler said. ''She has photos that were taken in Jamestown, Barcelona, Chautauqua, Salamanca and Westfield - some of them are very recognizable sights.''
A highly accomplished artist, Mrs. Quick was chosen as one of 40 Florida women to participate in a mixed-media exhibit called ''Through Women's Eyes, By Women's Hands'' at the A.E. Backus Gallery and Museum in Fort Pierce, Fla. One of her pieces was also selected for an event called ''Art In Bloom'' at the Backus Museum, and one of her photos was awarded first place in the Flora division during a group exhibit at the Vero Beach (Fla.) Museum of Art.
The library's art gallery usually presents nine visiting art exhibits each year, Mrs. Plyler said. The next exhibitor is scheduled to be Wallace Berger, who creates two- and three-dimensional art out of wood and sometimes incorporates rocks, branches and shells into his designs. Berger, whose work will be on display from Aug. 6 to Sept. 10, creates work in Melbourne, Fla., and summers in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
''We're always striving for variety - variety of subject matter and also of medium,'' Mrs. Plyler said. ''We're always looking for people who do art in different ways and also are from different places. A lot of our artists are regional artists from the tri-county area, but occasionally we do get an inquiry from someone outside of the area and we're always happy to bring them. It provides an opportunity for someone here to see work by someone they're not familiar with.''
Mrs. Plyler said that the temporary art exhibits at the Prendergast Library help to complement the permanent collection of art and art books in the library, as well as the experience of lifelong learning that takes place within the building's walls on a daily basis.
''Having an experience with the arts is certainly one way that people can have an experience with lifelong learning, and I think that's one of the things the gallery provides and one of the ways it complements the other materials and services the library provides,'' she said.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information about the exhibit, call the library at 484-7135, ext. 225.