For the month of September, the Agawam Public Library is pleased to have recent high school graduate and award winning artist, Brandon Avery display his artwork on the gallery walls. The exhibit will feature mainly animals, with some portraits of people that influence him. These include Spike Lee, Zach Galafinakis and Martin Luther King Jr.
Brandon, for the past three years, has been taking art lessons with Donald R. Blanton, accomplished Springfield artist. He has also studied with a popular Southwick artist, Denise Griffin. Drawing has been a part of his entire life. His favorite mediums to work in are graphite, charcoal, pastel, and prismacolor colored pencils. He loves animals and nature. Interesting photos in wildlife books, National Geographic magazine, and the internet inspire him, along with other artists, whether they are local or famous.
Recently, Brandon won an award in the “Congressional Art Competition”. There are entries all throughout the U.S. There is one high school student chosen in each district of each of the 50 states. He was chosen for the Western MA area, and represented by Congressman Richard Neal. Southwest Airlines paid for two roundtrip tickets to Washington D.C. due to the winning entries being hung in the Capitol Building for the next year.
Viewing is during regular library hours.
Contact person: Beverly Secondo 789-1550 ext. 102