Young artist's work on display

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The work of young artist Amber Kelly, 19, is currently on display at the Kohn Memorial Library in Monette.

Amber Kelly's artwork is on display at Kohn Memorial Library in Monette.

"Amber is a regular library patron," said Librarian Lisa Whitehead. "She is very artistically talented and enjoys many different types of mediums to express herself. She works with pencil and charcoal drawings, as well as color pencils and Sharpies. She learned to paint on the computer about a month ago and is doing an excellent job at that also."

"I love drawing and have done this ever since I can remember," Kelly said. "My mother and sister Suzanne always encouraged me to keep drawing as they loved to see what I came up with. I started out drawing cartoons just for fun and have created several original characters. I keep all my work in folders and this is the first time I have had them on display. I come to the library every day and the librarian has been very helpful to me and has encouraged me to try working on computers also. This has opened up a new area of art for me and I love it."

Amber attended BIC High School and is the daughter of Michele Kelly of Monette. She dreams of becoming a graphic artist or work with tattoo designs.

Kelly's work can be viewed at the Kohn Memorial Library, 103 S. Edmonds Avenue.

"Others who would like their art work displayed at the library are welcome to submit examples," Whitehead said.

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