Howland Library shows photos of works Jan. 10

Ice Art image by Anna West
‘Ice Art’ image by Anna West; Photo courtesy of Howland Public Library

The Howland Public Library will present Ice Art, a 24-hour digital exhibition by Beacon painter and photographer Anna West. The exhibit can be viewed from Beacon’s Main Street through the library windows the evening of Saturday, Jan. 10.

West has been painting ice and snow since 1995 when she food-colored icicles and spray-painted hearts on snow in her Brooklyn neighborhood and her husband’s hometown in Ohio. Since then, she has painted hearts in Russia, color-bombed frozen fountains in Sweden and transformed 30-foot-long icicles in Cold Spring. On Valentine’s Day 2014, she painted 100 hearts on sidewalk snow in Beacon.

These site-specific works are ephemeral. Ice and snow melt away, leaving only the photographs behind. West’s photographs have been exhibited in New York City and Beacon. To learn more about West’s work, go to

Each month, the library features the work of a Hudson Valley photographer on its electronic bulletin board. The e-exhibit slideshows can be viewed on continuous loop on Second Saturdays. Local photographers interested in this exhibition opportunity are encouraged to contact the exhibitions coordinator at [email protected]. The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main St. in Beacon.

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