Oregon City artist Lucas Nickerson will have 16 pieces on display at Canby Public Library through Feb. 24

Sixteen unique art pieces by Oregon City artist Lucas Nickerson will be on display at the Canby Public Library through Feb. 24. Through simple use of animals, people, symbolism, and puns, Nickerson works to create paintings that inspire unique interpretation of their meaning. COURTESY PHOTO: CANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY - Lucas Nickerson  will have 16 of is works on display through Feb. 24, including this one, entitles 'Trash Pandas. "Sometimes, a painting is best taken at face value, while other pieces may obscure a double entendre," Nickerson said. "I have a lot of fun with my work, as is evident in some of the titles given. Primarily, I paint in oils, but have been using watercolor extensively on recent work. Oils provide me opportunities to meditate through concepts sluggishly, while watercolors grant me an efficient means to translate ideas. With either medium, I always hope the viewer finds enjoyment in my work." Art Display Coordinator Hanna Hofer said the rotating art exhibits are a valuable program. "The library has been having rotating art displays for the last 10 years. Our users love to be able to see new and different art as they are coming into the library," Hofer said. "Over the past years we have shown a wide variety of art and artists from all walks of life. Art adds tremendously to the cultural experience users have come to expect from the library."

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