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Rob Lewis of Earthcraft Painting

RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2013

Contact: Christine Perkins
Bellingham Public Library
(360) 778-7206
cperkins@cob.org

FRESH LOOK AT LIBRARY

While many people were home watching their favorite football teams duke it out during the Superbowl this past Sunday, three local painters were sharing their talents to spruce up the Bellingham Public Library. Rob Lewis of Earthcraft Painting, Dylan Charrier of Overlay Painting and J. Fredrick Dent painted several accent walls to give the Central Library a fresh new look. The painters worked throughout the day to get all the paint applied and dried before the library re-opened on Monday.

In a few weeks, Lewis and Charrier will apply a Venetian plaster treatment to the wall by the display case in the lower lobby. The case is used by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library to display rare and unusual used books for sale. The wall treatment and color will add a dash of energy to an otherwise dark corridor.

The project was conceived by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library, who heard comments from library users that the Central Library was in need of some TLC. The Friends asked Marilyn Mastor, a library trustee and owner of Mastor Design to give some recommendations regarding paint colors. Mastor turned to her contacts Lewis and Charrier, who agreed to do the work pro bono with assistance from Dent. The City of Bellingham is supplying the paint.

"We're so pleased to have found such generous local painters who are willing to donate their time to make the Central Library more inviting," said Pam Kiesner, Library Director. "We hope people will make a point to stop by the library in the next few weeks to enjoy it."

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