Travel slide show: Friends of the Libraries present ‘Portraits of India’ |

Travel slide show: Friends of the Libraries present ‘Portraits of India’

An itinerant Sadhu or holy man in Hampi, India, by Cecelia Eidemiller.
Cecelia Eidemiller / Special to the Daily |

If you go

What: “Portraits of India,” presented by artist Cecelia Eidemiller and sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27

Where: Blue River Room, North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne

Cost: Free

More information: Visit, or call (970) 468-5887

The Friends of the Libraries will present a special travel show titled “Portraits of India” on Friday, Feb. 27, at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. Artist Cecelia Eidemiller will show a video presentation of the month she spent sketching and painting in southern and central India in January 2013.

Eidemiller made the trip with a Hindu art student, Shri Gopal, who was studying with her. It was Eidemiller’s first trip to India.

“It is a powerful country in its diversity,” she said. “You see the majestic temples and a variety of terrains, and then you experience the survival techniques of impoverished people and learn about their different cultures.”

Eidemiller is a painter and would sometimes sketch a scene or person quickly and then paint an oil portrait. Her landscapes, generally watercolors, would be painted on location.

During her talk, she will engage the audience by asking some questions, then will give away one original, framed watercolor, as well as some prints, a $300 value. There will be about six oil paintings on display, as well as prints.

The Friends of the Libraries presents these free talks as part of a fundraising effort to help the libraries buy books and other supplies. You can follow the library on Facebook and Twitter or check the website at for information on the series or to participate in future slide shows.

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