Friday, May 30, 2014


ORANGE COUNTY, NC (May 30, 2014)—The Orange County Public Library (OCPL) Main Library will host a 22-piece exhibition by artist Marnie Blum. The artwork will be displayed in Hillsborough from June 1 through August 1.


The collection of mixed-media art focuses on the universal human experiences of the desire for connection, the reality of separation, and the undying hope of the human spirit.


Blum believes people are made of many layers and she reflects that in her layered work, creating symbolic and abstract depictions meant to evoke emotions and conversations from viewers.


"Each piece I create focuses on the complexity of human nature, relationships and emotions," says Blum. "And while each piece has a story built into its making, it is through the lens of the viewer's personal experience that the story truly unfolds."


Blum is an emerging artist who works primarily in water-based media (acrylics, inks, water-soluble crayons) but also incorporates clay, fibers, paper, and writings; she uses whatever she has in her studio to achieve the desired effect.  She also explores expression through photography, drawing and design. Blum's art, like her life, is driven by instinct and intuition.


She resides in Wake Forest, NC, and maintains an online presence 


The Orange County Public Library is committed to supporting the arts, sharing ideas and strengthening the Orange County community through the regular exhibition of local artwork. Each spring, the Main Library displays artwork from the Orange County Schools, as well as four to five additional juried exhibitions throughout the year.


For more information about arts in the library, please visit



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