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Grandmother and granddaughter to display artwork

​(Feb. 5, 2015) Each month the Ocean Pines Library has a different combination of artists display their work. Patrons and visitors to the library have the opportunity to see artwork by several local artists throughout the year.
​The months of February and March will feature a grandmother/granddaughter team from Ocean Pines who often paint together. This exhibit by Dorothy Douglas and Christine Johnson will be located in the main common areas of the library.  
Douglas, Johnson’s grandmother, has painted in oil since she was a small child. She studied with Matilda Phifer and Gus Stein in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Recently, she has refreshed her technique by taking classes at the Ocean City Art League and also studying with Kate Cashman.
She has exhibited as part of student groups in the Ocean Pines Library and at local art exhibits and is active in local art circles. Her work is inspired by whatever is colorful, especially the blue-greens of the ocean. She is a member of the Worcester County Art Council and the Art League of Ocean City.  
Johnson has studied fine art as part of her college curriculum as well as taking classes with Cashman and at the Art League of Ocean City. Johnson is a multi-media artist, influenced by the works of Gustave Klint. She is active in local art circles and interacts with her grandmother while they both produce their work. She is a member of the Worcester County Art Council and the Art League of Ocean City.  
​The exhibit by will run through March 31.
​The Artist’s Spotlight exhibit is located in the computer rooms of the library and are located to the right near the back of the facility. This exhibit focuses on one local artist. For the next two months, it will feature art by Bob Capece.  
Capece was born and raised in northern New Jersey. He completed a two-year program in Fine Arts at The DuCret School of Art and an additional two years at The Kubert School of Art, followed by one year of tutoring by professional illustrator, Joel Naprstek.  
Since moving to the Eastern Shore, he has continued to advance his artistic skills by taking classes with local watercolor artist, Barbara Doyle Schmid at the Art League of Ocean City. A number of his works have been entered in the ALOC competitive exhibitions.  The majority of his art is in watercolor, acrylic, and pencil drawings.  
Capece said that his inspiration comes from within, from those things that he enjoys. Whenever possible, he likes to add action and movement into his work. The main challenge that he faces is bringing realism and life to his illustrations, as so perfectly done by his favorite artist, Norman Rockwell.
​The Artist’s Spotlight exhibit will continue until March 31.