PUTNEY >> Resident Jacki Brook, graduate of the School of Fine Arts at Boston University, an on-again, off-again (mostly off-again) painter since graduating, has just hung a series of urban/industrial landscape paintings that were painted last winter, as well as a couple of Florida landscapes at the Putney Public Library, where they will remain for the months of June and July.
She has also covered one wall of the library with samples of the fabric design that she has been having a blast doing, via the website spoonflower.com, under the name of Brookware.
After graduating from B.U., Jacki worked in advertising and graphic design in the Boston area for many years, learning whatever she came to know of those businesses entirely on the job as she went along, beginning with a month-long internship in a Newbury Street ad agency, during which she learned to wield an Xacto knife and a brush loaded with rubber cement. A computer graphics class later at MassArt helped her through the transition into desktop publishing. In the end, she was working for herself, freelancing for a handful of clients that included Puma, the running shoe company.
With this show, which will be up through the end of July, she's especially looking forward to feedback on her new creative endeavor of fabric design.
Her work will be on view for the months of June and July and can be viewed during regular library hours, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.- to 1 p.m., Saturdays.
Putney Library is located at 55 Main Street in Putney, VT.