'By the Sea' to open at Kent library

Kent Memorial Library will present an exhibit. “By the Sea,” featuring works by resident Christine Lombardi Sept. 2 through Oct. 30.

A reception in the library’s Chess court will be held Sept. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. A rain date of Sept. 19 is set.

Adults must wear face masks, and registration for the reception is required.

Lombardi has been drawing for as long as she can remember. From a very young age, she created special cards for family and friends.

Eventually, her work became highly detailed, and her intricate Christmas cards were an annual treat enjoyed by many.

Lombardi was born and raised in Danbury, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Western Connecticut State University.

Through the years, she continued to focus her creative energies on her illustrations, developing her own set of greeting cards in 2010.

It wasn't until the spring of 2018 that she decided to try her hand at painting, something she hadn't done since her college years.

It didn't take long for her to discover her innate ability for painting the sea. Inspired by childhood vacations at the shore, she continues to enjoy portraying the beauty of the ocean in her work.

For more information, call the Main Street library at 860-927-3761.