Art Gallery

Jerry Richardson

Abstract Digital Painter

About the artist

While Jerry Richardson was a man of few words, sometimes words were insufficient or imprecise to capture the subtlety of his emotions. For these exact occasions, art took center stage for Jerry. He had limited coordination in his hands due to polio as a child, so he did not show any inclination towards art until he was about 55 years old. It was not until computer paint programs came along that Jerry began to channel his inner artist and to communicate the feelings inside of himself.

According to his wife Kelsey Koiwopa, "Jerry's art is abstract and intuitive. There is no deep complex message that he set out to convey. his work is simply his emotions expressed in line and color. If you asked him what a painting meant he could instantly create a deep and lengthy explanation that sounded very impressive. The truth is there is nothing to explain...all there is to do is to feel."

Upcoming Gallery Opening

"Storytellers" Friday, August 18th from 5-7 pm

Storytellers: A Celebration is a show that will include artwork from several local artists. The show will open August 18, 2023 at the Scott County Public Library. This celebration of storytelling will include a visual exploration of why we choose to tell stories as well as why we choose the subject matter we do. Live music & light refreshment will be provided. Come join the fun!

The Art Gallery located inside the Scott County Public Library is a unique space that provides opportunities to enhance the community’s appreciation of the arts. Curated exhibits featured in the Gallery are family-friendly, easily accessible, open to the public during regular library hours and are free of charge.

The Gallery Curator plans and facilitates two types of exhibits. Solo shows present a large body of work from one artist; while potpourri shows feature the work of a group of artists, each of whom have more limited bodies of work or experience.

For more information, view the Scott County Public Library’s Exhibits Policy

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