Ross Library hosts ‘Peg Joe and Karen Show’ of art

“The Red Door” by Karen Elias.

LOCK HAVEN — “The Peg Joe and Karen Show” featuring works by Peg Johnston, Joe Bitner and Karen Elias and held annually at the Ross Library, is now on view in the Edythe Hoy Bossert Gallery of the library at 232 W. Main St.

Johnston’s oil paintings are inspired by still-life scenes, her flower gardens, and the beauty of the Susquehanna and its environs.

Bitner creates assemblage art and prints that include both paint and silkscreen techniques; this year many of his works include Biblical passages juxtaposed against surrounding imagery.

Elias’s work features photos of local Lock Haven landmarks as well as images from her visits, over the past four years, to Pennsylvania’s state parks.

“We look forward to contributing our work to the library exhibit every December,” Elias stated. “We not only get a chance to see what each of us has been working on during the past year, but we are also stimulated and inspired by the others’ techniques. We love the way the juxtapositions in the room, sometimes harmonious and sometimes disruptive, create a dialogue that is always interesting.”

PHOTOS PROVIDED An untitled work by Joe Bitner.

The public is invited to a reception at the library next Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours and will be up through the end of December.