Enlightening new exhibit at the Library’s Art Gallery in Côte Saint-Luc

A new posthumous exhibit of oil paintings by John F. Williams opened at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library’s Art Gallery on December 8, 2016.

Steve Weir, longtime friend and supporter, decided to bring Williams’ art to the public to be appreciated by the community at large. 

“During his lifetime, John wasn’t interested in working to achieve fame and recognition,” Weir said. “Instead, he spent his days and nights creating art, even when he needed money to pay the rent. He lived his life with a simple mission: to convey his feelings about society through his art. Unfazed by passing art movements or trends, he distilled the essence of his aesthetic and kept true to himself throughout his entire career.

“As with many talented people, even though he is no longer with us, we can now take the time to truly admire and analyze his work, in the hopes of getting to know the man behind the creative force a little better.”

The exhibit An Unrecognized Talent features a small collection of his abstract works along with a self-portrait. Stop by and share your thoughts with us.

This exhibit runs until February 19, 2017.

For more information about these events and programs, visit CSLLibrary.org or contact the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library Programs Department at 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.

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