The City of Carlsbad libraries offer an active exhibit program with the primary mission of showcasing the work of artists residing in San Diego’s North County and sharing the visual arts experience with visitors of all ages. New works of art are on display for the months of February and March. Dove Library features Bonnie Tucker's collection of artwork An Explosion of People and Color and Cole Library presents the works of fiber artist Carol Lang.
Having been totally deaf since infancy, Tucker's world focuses on sight and feeling. She explores different artistic mediums to create artwork that is very striking, textured and vivid. "I view my work as a celebration of visual and tactile effects. My hope is that people will not just like and appreciate my work, but will actually FEEL my work, as I do," explains Tucker. She is a retired lawyer and law professor and has authored several leading books on disability law.
Lang, a former teacher for 30 years, found a second career in the arts after retiring. Her love of fiber arts lead to basketry, gourd art and knotting. Lang's work has won many awards and her work has appeared at the Mingei Museum in San Diego. Her art also appears in private collections throughout the United States and Australia.
These works of art are free to view during library hours of operation: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.