La Mesa health library features San Diego landmark watercolor art exhibit

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The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library at 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, is now  hosting its summer art exhibit featuring 19 watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Marilyn Hadley Hallam of La Mesa. The show runs through Sept. 30. The exhibit features paintings of San Diego and Southern California landmarks as well as landscapes.

The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library at 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, is now  hosting its summer art exhibit featuring 19 watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Marilyn Hadley Hallam of La Mesa. The show runs through Sept. 30. The exhibit features paintings of San Diego and Southern California landmarks as well as landscapes.

Hallam is a plein air painter who has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. Plein air means “open air” and  refers to paintings created outside and on location. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in fine art from San Jose State University. She has  studied in France, completing an art conservation course at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Hallam is a member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, East County Art Association and La Mesa Lions Club. She also supports the San Diego Museum of Art’s efforts to promote art education in East County schools. 

Her paintings are on display at the Colorado State Capital building and in international private collections.

Admission to the Herrick Community Health Care Library is  free. The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. 

For more information, phone (619) 825-5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.

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