The Marco Island Public Library and the Marco Island Center for the Arts are working together to provide monthly art shows at the Marco Island Library located at 210 South Heathwood Drive. Local artists will be exhibiting their works for two months at a time. September and October are featuring the works of Marco artist Karen Swanker. Her acrylic paintings vary in subject from quiet and meditative water lily ponds and floral paintings to abstract pieces celebrating Marco Island. One piece titled “Where Did You Find That?” is a sample of her work using found objects picked up from the streets of Marco. An advocate of recycling and raising the consciousness of the mark we leave on the Earth, her assemblages give the viewer an idea of the amount of litter that can be found even in a small area and how those discarded items can be turned into art. Visit Karen’s website at www.karens.fineartstudioonline.com. Call the library for more information at 239-394-3272.