Larchmont Library Presents Dreams And Memories Exhibit

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The Larchmont Public Library will be hosting the Dreams and Memories Exhibit by Lake Charles and Deborah Coulter.
The Larchmont Public Library will be hosting the Dreams and Memories Exhibit by Lake Charles and Deborah Coulter. Photo Credit: Contributed
Charles uses watercolor painting to express her dreams and memories.
Charles uses watercolor painting to express her dreams and memories. Photo Credit: Contributed
Charles would often sit with her two children to do air paintings.
Charles would often sit with her two children to do air paintings. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Dreams and Memories exhibit features Coulter's work with charcoal.
The Dreams and Memories exhibit features Coulter's work with charcoal. Photo Credit: Contributed

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- The Larchmont Public Library will host “Dreams and Memories”, an artwork exhibit by Lake Charles and Deborah Coulter.

The exhibit will be on display during normal library hours from July 1 through Aug. 30 in the library's Oresman Gallery, 121 Larchmont Ave. The artists will host a reception at 6 p.m. July 10 in the gallery.

“Dreams and Memories” is a joint exhibit. The “dreams” part of the exhibit is represents Coulter's art and the “memories” part represents Charles' art.

Together, the artists bring a unified and unique perspective to the overall theme of the exhibit with artworks in a variety of mediums.

Charles began creating plain air paintings with her two girls when they were children.

When they went on vacation, each would have their own set of travel watercolors and paper. They would try on most days to just sit somewhere for an hour or so and paint what they saw.

“It was a way for us to slow down and really experience a place together and be creative,” Charles said.

Drawing is Coulter’s passion.

“Its directness and intimacy gives me the freedom to follow a gesture, to access the flow of energy, to play with space," Coulter said.

"Exploring the subtleties of light and dark is central to my work,” she said.

Through the medium of charcoal, Coulter discovers the world of the body: how people relate to the space inside and outside; how the energy of air, water, fire and earth touch and transform the way people see, feel and move; how shadows of the ribs contain the heartbeat; how starlight rests upon the skin.

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