“Green Man” by Mary Dereski


  • October 1 – November 10, 2022
  • Artists Reception — Friday, October 14, 5-6:30 pm
  • Library Hours: Tuesday, 10 am – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday and Saturday 10 am – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.


The Gracie Lee Community Room will feature an exhibition titled “Life’s Hidden Treasures” beginning Oct. 1.

The images in the exhibit suggest the discovery of the unexpected and, inevitably, hint at the values and concerns of the roughly 25 artists who are participating.

“There are life changing moments that illuminate and elevate our awareness of what is seen and unseen” said exhibition coordinators Colleen Gregoire and Linda Hughes. “These become the treasured experiences of our being for years to come.”

Responding to the Placitas Community Library art committee’s call for submissions, artists employed a wide variety of styles and media. Each of these works reflect a significant experience, object, or relationship in the artists’ lives rendered using silk wax resist, collage, watercolor, acrylic, oil, photography, or jewelry.

It is intriguing, for instance, to speculate on the story behind Roberta Delgado‘s couple seen only from behind titled “Growing old together,” eyes peering through what appears to be a withered leaf by Mary Dereske or the interaction between Katrina Lasko’s mother, child and bear in “Circus Family.“

The exhibit continues through Nov. 10 with a public artists’ reception on Friday, Oct. 14 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Works that are sold will benefit both the artist and the Placitas Community Library.