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  • Santa Maria Public Library to feature local graphite artist

    NEWS RELEASE
    November 9, 2021
    Santa Maria Public Library to feature local graphite artist

    The Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to announce a new art exhibit in Shepard Hall featuring local artist, Minnie Anderson. Now through the month of January 2022, this exhibit features selected graphite works using a Number 2 pencil on paper. The works convey people, animals, and relationships. The Library is located at 421 South McClelland Street.
     
    While pencil portraiture is her go-to medium, Anderson’s acrylics augment her artistic presence throughout numerous past art exhibitions on the Central Coast.
     
    Named “Best of the Best” by The Santa Maria Sun for three consecutive years, from 2014 through 2016, she has opened her home and backyard to Los Padres Artist Guild for studio tours and contributed to community auctions for the Pacific Christian Schools, Rotary Club, the Oasis Senior Center, and Casa. She was selected to participate in several of the Lompoc Mural-In-A-Day events. For the City of Santa Maria, she designed a “Grapes and Grains” poster, and created fast portraits for the Easter egg hunt. Anderson demonstrated her art at the culture fair for the Santa Maria-Bonita School District and contributed to the Painted Chair auction for the Friends of the Santa Maria Public Library.
     
    Anderson has been drawing since she was a little girl. “The art world has opened many doors for me,” she said. “I love getting to know the people I draw for. … It’s wonderful to turn a fond memory into a piece of artwork to be enjoyed for generations.”
     
    Questions may be directed to the Santa Maria Public Library, (805) 925-0994 extension 2832 or svoss@cityofsantamaria.org