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Meteorites and art on display at library in April

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Photo: Santa Lucia Rockhounds

Paso Robles—The Paso Robles City Library invites the public to enjoy two dramatic exhibitions during the month of April. In the display case, the Santa Lucia Rockhounds present a world-class collection of meteorites—Irons, Pallasites, and Stony—along with several different types of tektites and impactites. Interest in meteorites has been high due to the explosion of the Chelyabinsk Meteor over Russia on February 15th of this year, where the concussive blast from the meteor damaged over 7,000 buildings and injured over 1400 people.

The Santa Lucia Rockhounds Inc. is a charitable group organized as a California non-profit benefit corporation. The group promotes the study of minerology, including, but not limited to, the fields of lapidary, metalworking, jewelry design and fabrication, geology, field trips for collecting and related history. They encourage learning and good citizenship in a friendly atmosphere. They respect both private and public property and strive to protect natural resources. They are a member of the California Federation of  Mineralogical Societies

Adventures in art—finding materials

On the display wall, Joan Scott shares her adventures in art—finding materials, choosing colors, and developing a painting to its finished state. Some paintings reflect what one actually sees and others are built from remembered and combined views and images. According to Scott, it is the addition of imagination, emotions, and memories that help a painting “speak” to the individual viewer.

The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. For more information on library programs and events, please call 237-3870 or visit


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About the author: Publisher Scott Brennan

Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Follow him on Twitter, LinkedIn, or follow his blog.