September’s Artist…Alison Kolesar

Milne Public Library Showcases Watercolors and Drawings


The month of September will showcase the artwork of Alison Kolesar. The artwork will be hung in the main hall and the library hours are Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Wed. 10-8, and Sat. 10-4.


30 year Williamstown resident, Alison Kolesar, has been drawing ever since she can remember. Watercolors are a favorite medium, but in recent years she has also done a lot of collage and expanded her arsenal to include acrylic paint, acrylic inks, alcohol inks and papier-mache.  She increasingly works from her imagination, though without straying too far from the natural world.


“People are sometimes surprised at the variety in my work, but I’m energized by moving from one medium to another.  I love bright colors, texture and pattern as well as the process of discovery – whether it’s allowing happy accidents in watercolor or trying papers next to each other in collage until they sing.”


You can see more of Alison’s work at or in her Etsy store,


The Library has exhibit space and a display case available and encourages artists, photographers, illustrators and crafts people to hang their works for a one-month period.

For more information or to reserve exhibit space please contact Pat McLeod, Library Director at (413) 458-5369



Aug Artist: Craig Clemow Photography

Craig Clemow Photography at the Milne Library

Craig Clemow

Craig Clemow, Williamstown resident is an avid photographer and will show his works the month of August at the David & Joyce Milne Public Library in Williamstown.

“I’ve been taking photos for more than 50 years – from the days of the Brownie Bullet, through the glory days of Kodachrome, right up to the digital camera I use today.”

“Capturing the beauty and poignancy of moments in time allows images come to life again long after the fact, reminding me of the wonders of this planet, the joys and plights of life played out in faces, and the intricacies of even the most simple objects.”

“I look for ‘light’ and ‘shadows’, to purposefully reflect life in all its beauty and devastation, its rejoicing and sorrow, and its entire spectrum of colors and grays.”


Craig’s photography has appeared in the Berkshire Museum, Tunnel City Coffee and Pera Bistro; the Community Arts Project at North Adams Regional Hospital and at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens in Stockbridge.


You can view his work at


Library hours are Mon –Fri. 10-5:30, Wed. 10-8, and Sat. 10-4. For information contact Pat McLeod, Library Director or