A closing reception for Trish Monahan's exhibition at the Darien Library will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.

The exhibition will be on display through Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the lower-level art gallery.

"As an artist, I always seek to explore and capture moments of wonder in the natural world: the feeling of an open meditative space infused with light, the geometric patterns of a landscape, bodies in motion, twisted trees and gardens that tangle," Monahan said. "These constantly changing rhythms and colors fascinate me, for in nature we find the vital force, the very essence of life itself.

"My art education came mostly from seeing, from looking deeply at things, and from being exposed to so much great art in the cities where I have visited and lived. It seems I have been studying art and science for most of my life."

After attending art and design classes at Wayne State University, Parsons School of Design and The Art Students League, Monahan worked as a textile artist and clothing designer for several years in New York. She is a member of The Art Studio in Westport.

For information, visit www.darienlibrary.org.