Press Releases

December 9, 2014


Kirkwood Public Library Features Artist Sandra Ure Griffin
Kirkwood Public Library is proud to announce its current featured artist, Sandra Ure Griffin. Griffin’s works will be on display in the Library’s art gallery in the months of December and November.
Kirkwood Public Library is now featuring the work of artist Sandra Ure Griffin. The art gallery located within the Library will show Griffin’s works during the months of December and January. The gallery is open to the public during all library hours.
Sandra Ure Griffin, the featured artist, attended and graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a major in printmaking. The artist has shown her work across the country, and collected works are published in a book entitled Earth Circles. In addition, her art has appeared in Cricket and Orion magazines and Lark Books. Sandra Ure Griffin continues to write and illustrate books and is a Springboard Teaching Artist.
“I believe an artist’s calling is to convey the messages that she or he finds the most important or compelling,” Griffin says, explaining her art and philosophy. “Like buried seeds seeking the light of day, these ideas swell and grow until the images spring forth. Birds appear frequently in my work. I admire their ability to soar above difficulties while creating home-nests of love and safety.”
For more information, contact Kirkwood Public Library.
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