Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Art of Eleanor Walsh Perrine

This is one of the paintings, by artist Eleanor Walsh Perrine (1931 to 2009), on display during the month of June in the Mount Lebanon Public Library in south suburban Pittsburgh.
(Image Source: Friends of the Zeiss; Photographer: Lynne S. Walsh)

By Glenn A. Walsh
Reporting for SpaceWatchtower

An exhibition of 15 paintings by artist Eleanor Walsh Perrine (1931 to 2009) is on display throughout the month of June of 2014, at the Mount Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Boulevard (near Washington Road) at the southern end of the Mount Lebanon business district, in south suburban Pittsburgh.

Eleanor Walsh Perrine, mother of SpaceWatchtower blog author Glenn A. Walsh, developed an interest in art at an early age. While in grade school, Eleanor was awarded yearly scholarships to the Tam O'Shanter Saturday morning art classes at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Institute Museum of Art.

She primarily painted landscapes, and her favorite subject was waterfalls. She and her family traveled all over the United States and Canada to visit different waterfalls, which she would photograph (another of Eleanor's hobbies) and paint from the photographs at home.

Sometimes Eleanor did paint on-site, such as during their annual visits to rural New Hampshire. This occurred while her first husband, William L. Walsh, a research chemist, attended an annual research conference at a college in the small village of New London, New Hampshire.

Other favorite subjects of her photography and art included brooks, mountains, covered bridges, barns, lighthouses, and small-town churches.

This Mount Lebanon Public Library exhibition is open during all library hours throughout the month of June of 2014 ---

Monday through Thursday:  9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT
Friday and Saturday:            9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT
Sunday                                  1:00 to 5:00 p.m. EDT

More on Eleanor Walsh Perrine, including images of some of her paintings:
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Special Thanks for assisting with preparation of this exhibition: Lynne S. Walsh, Kiera Thrasher, Sean W. Comunale, and James McKee.

Source: Glenn A. Walsh, Reporting for SpaceWatchtower, a project of Friends of the Zeiss.

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