"March Madness: The Art of Mary Hansen" will be on display in the gallery at Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road, Friday through March 31.
The artist will be available to discuss her work during an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Hansen also will be doing a demonstration of the "blind drawing" technique at the library from 2 to 3 p.m. March 12.
The exhibit combines whimsical "contour drawings" with acrylic paintings and were inspired by subjects from Arizona, Han-sen's winter residence, and Michigan, where she spends the summer months.
The drawings are called "semi-blind" because they are drawn with the artist focusing on the subject being drawn, not the drawing. The pen is not lifted from the paper and moves from start to finish in one continuous line.
What makes these contour drawings unusual is that they are completed in bright, bold colors.
The acrylic paintings that comprise the rest of the show are representational and abstract. The most recent paintings are a combination of abstract forms completed with lines.
View the exhibit during library hours, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
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