Oak Ridge Public Library Announces August Artist of the Month

August 4, 2016

The art display at Oak Ridge Public Library for August is a collection of acrylic and watercolor paintings and book illustrations created by Nadine Egnatios. 

Ms. Egnatios is a retired educator from Detroit Public Schools and was an adjunct professor at Wayne State University. She has exhibited her work in oil, watercolors and acrylics in various art shows around the country, including the Ann Arbor Street Fair and the Secret City Art Festival in Oak Ridge. 

Many of the portraits depict strong, fearless women that have broken barriers in sports, politics, and society. In one of those portraits, champion tennis player Serena Williams is shown with her arm raised triumphantly. In another, you can see the determination in six year old Ruby Bridges’ eyes as she is escorted to school by a federal marshal. 

Seven children’s books, illustrated by Ms. Egnatios and written by her husband, James H. Beene, are also on display. These colorful books explore themes of education, teaching and family. One book, In Your Face, deals with the sensitive issue of bullying in school.

Please visit Oak Ridge Public Library during the month of August to view the contemporary portraits and illustrations that are on display. Library operating hours are listed below.

Monday - Thursday:10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday:    10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm*
Monday - Thursday:10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday:10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm*
* The Library is closed on Sundays from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day weekend.