Alicia Cubbage watercolors ​at library

  • “Kraken Plays the Cello” by Alicia Cubbage. COURTESY IMAGE

Thursday, February 16, 2017

“Mystery and Magic of the Natural World” a watercolor exhibit of works by Alicia Cubbage, will be on display in the Daniels Room at the Hancock Town Library from Saturday through March 30.

On Saturday, from 4 to 7 p.m., Cubbage will host an opening reception to which the public is cordially invited.

During the reception a raffle will be held for an opportunity to win a custom-made artwork by the artist. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Harris Center for Conservation Education.

Cubbage lives in Peterborough and is a New Hampshire native. She started watercolor painting in 2014 after attending a watercolor painting workshop at a weekend retreat. The workshop was a reminder of her love of the medium and a jumping-off point for her own journey as an artist.

Cubbage’s love of the natural world and her life in New Hampshire inspire and influence her paintings. “There is magic in the natural world,” she says. “I don’t think it is always visible with the naked eye so I like to bring it out in my paintings to show the beauty and mystery that is all around us. I also like to laugh and have fun, so you will see that some of my paintings have a whimsical and silly element to them. I add these elements because they make me smile and I hope they bring a smile to others as well…. It is my hope that my love for painting will inspire others to their own creative expressions and as a result bring healing into their lives.”

The show can be viewed during regular library hours: Monday and Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Since the room is sometimes reserved for community meetings and activities, it is advised to call the library at 525-4411 to make sure it will be available.