Art exhibitions opening at library

Boston-area artist Marjorie Glick, best known for her large-scale watercolors of natural scenes, and most recently a focus on coastal Maine, will show her work at the Newton Free Library this month. “The Spirit in Nature: Large-Scale Watercolor Selections,” will have an opening reception at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and continue through Feb. 27 in the library's gallery. Glick’s work is inspired by New England’s places of antiquity and nature, according to her website. She has exhibited at several regional museums and galleries, and her work is in more than 30 corporate and private collections. Also exhibiting this month will be artist Kaitlin Thurlow, whose current work has a motif of horizontal strokes. Her show, “Daydreams & Nightscapes,” will be on view in the library’s Main Hall, and an opening reception is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday. Thurlow is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Talent Award Scholarship and a Foundations Award, and has participated in local and national exhibitions.