Kent Memorial Library will present “Spaces, Places and Faces: Encaustic Paintings,” July 1 through Aug. 31.

A reception will be held July 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The show will feature works by South Kent artist Linda Petrocine, who grew up on a farm in South Dakota and was keenly aware of atmospheric changes: the approaching rain, wind, tornadoes and snow.

“Over the years I’ve painted with many different mediums,” said the artist. “Fifteen years ago I took a workshop and fell in love with encaustic. The luminosity, the sheerness of the layered bees’ wax and the varied applications make it perfect for expressing emotion and atmosphere.”

“Plus, the scent reminds me of my old summer job at the honey factory four miles from our farm,” she said.

On a historic note, the most famous examples of encaustic art are the Fayum Portraits found on mummies in the pyramids.

Petrocine is a member of Encaustic Art Network Unlimited, New Britain Museum of Art, The Art Studios of Key West and Washington Art Association.

She is certified by RF Paints as an Encaustic Instructor and will be offering a workshop at Washington Art Association July 22.

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