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“Burd Brains” to Take over the Gallery at Main

Columbia, SC– Are you ready to fly off the handle? Richland Library is excited to announce a new art exhibit coming to the Gallery at Main (1431 Assembly Street), featuring the work of artist-in-residence Marius Valdes. Join us from August 11 – October 13 for Burd Brains, which celebrates the process of making imaginative art by hand and computer.

This exhibit showcases more than 40 new pieces, in the form of ink and digital drawings, plus several paintings in preparation for an upcoming children’s book project. Valdes plans to create and self-publish the new title in Fall 2017, which stars an introverted character, named Burd, who is having a bad day and looking for a quiet place to relax.

“Birds come in a wonderful variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures, which have inspired me to draw my own cast of imaginative, feathered friends, ” said Valdes.

Valdes has served as Richland Library’s first artist-in-residence over the last nine months. Working out of a dedicated studio space, he has been able to connect with local, working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to local residents in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange.

In addition to providing feedback, Valdes has also been creating a piece of public art for the newly renovated Teen Center as part of the Garden Level construction project at Richland Library Main. That piece is expected to be unveiled in Fall 2017.

See more of Valdes’ work by visiting www.valdesart.com.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.
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