Meet artist Stephaie Eichelberger. "Progression of a Dream," an exhibit of her most recent work is currently on display in the Community Room and Gallery on the lower level.
Stephanie's work is influenced by Salvatore Dali and the surrealism movement as well as by the mysticism of Native American art. The exhibit includes richly-colored paintings exuding a dream-like or surreal quality, engaging the viewer to step outside of reality and see a new world full of hope and meaning while still retaining a touch of mystery.
"In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut -- young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Is Ender the general Earth needs?"
"What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem."
Join us for the first in a monthly series of book discussions. Open to teens 12 to 18. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.