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Local artist Linda Sneath exhibits paintings at Eagle library through November

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"A Darkened Ivory Tower," by Linda Sneath.
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What: Paintings by Linda Sneath.

When: Through November. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Eagle Public Library community room, 600 Broadway, Eagle.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call the library at 970-328-8800, or visit www.vailvalleyartguild.com.

EAGLE — During the month of November, Linda Sneath will be exhibiting her paintings in the community room at the Eagle Public Library.

Sneath has been a resident of the Vail Valley since 1979 and has had an interest in art since she was a child. After raising a family and helping out with her grandchildren, she decided to enroll at Colorado Mountain College to pursue an Associate of Arts degree, including courses in art education and studio art. Sneath painted in acrylics prior to enrolling in CMC, and this early work is somewhat of a diary in paint.

MOVING BEYOND ACRYLICS

A year ago, Sneath entered the first-annual Student Art Show at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards and was awarded a ribbon for Best Figurative Art. The award-winning painting was completed a number of years ago when she was still painting with acrylics. In those days, it was the cost of oil paint that necessitated using the less expensive acrylic paint. For the past three or four years, Sneath has been painting with oils and said she likes that medium much more than acrylics.

‘SMALL WORKS’ EXHIBIT

Sneath joined the Vail Valley Art Guild more than a year ago but has exhibited very little due to course requirements at CMC. For the upcoming “Small Works” exhibit at the Vail Valley Art Guild Gallery in The Riverwalk at Edwards, Sneath will have five paintings on display. The “Small Works” show will run from Thursday through the end of December.