Warwick library will host two art exhibits during December

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:33

Warwick — Two new art new art exhibits will be on display in the galleries at the Albert Wisner Public Library during December. The Board Room Gallery on the Main Level will feature Deer Haven, the paintings of Warwick resident Princine Tighe. Tighe, a member of the Warwick Art League, has painted in France, Russia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland as well as China and Taiwan, and exhibited in one-woman shows in Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Sussex and London England and in the United States. She paints in all media including watercolor, acrylics and oils. She is the author of four books, several plays with Walter Baker as well as many magazine articles. She is currently working on her fifth novel. “The magnificent scenery around Warwick is inspiring and stimulating,” Tighe said in a press release announcing the exhibits. “I look out on meadows and mountains wanting to express it visually with color or in words. This keeps me young. There isn’t enough time in 24 hours to accomplish all that I want to do.” An opening reception will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Board Room Meanwhile, “Worlds of Watercolor: Tom Hedderich’s Illustrations for Matthew S. Field’s Children’s Books” will be on display during the month in the gallery on the lower level of the library. Hedderich, a resident of Westtown, created the illustrations for, “Father Like a Tree and The Three Pigs, Business School and Wolfe Hash Stew. Their author, Matthew S. Field, is Warwick resident Thomas Mattingly. Hedderich has worked for more than 25 years since his graduation from Montclair State University in nearly all manner of commercial graphic art. He has created hundreds of full-color and black and white illustrations for print media, posters, flyers, and brochures. For his private clients, Hedderich has sketched and painted portraits and caricatures of people, pets, and homes, as well as award-winning fine art in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, charcoal, and pen and ink. The rich watercolor pieces he created for “Father Like a Tree” were the first that he produced for a children’s book.