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Laughter and Raindrops: The Art of Brandon Reese

The digital art of North Carolina based artist Brandon Reese will be on display in the library’s Gallery at Main through March 31, 2013.

A poignant example of art translating to commercial applications, Reese’s exhibit Laughter and Raindrops features retro-inspired imagery as well as a contemporary edge, full of humor, emotion and delightful moments.

“Brandon Reese represents a new way of both creating art and exhibiting it,” said the library's Director of Literacy and Learning Tony Tallent. “The art presented in Laughter and Raindrops represents the skill, humor and heart of a very talented digital illustrator.”

Reese’s work has been highlighted in The Boston Globe, Highlights, Nick, Nick Jr., The Utne Reader and Westchester Magazine. In the past several years, Reese has designed the album covers of some of the best kindie rock bands including Lunch Money, the Jelly dots and the Okee Dokee Brothers.

“My favorite part of being in illustration is that point where you are battling with a concept and POW! inspiration strikes and all the pieces fit together,” said Reese. “A close second would be, seeing something you've created, flipping it over and reading—‘Illustrated by Brandon Reese.’” See Reese's  online portfolio.

The library has hosted nearly 200 local and international artists in the Gallery at Main since 1993. Helping to build a thriving arts community in the Greater Columbia area, the gallery is open to the public and draws thousands of visitors from across the state each year.