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Local Chapter of Colored Pencil Society of America exhibits at Oboler Library

by Laura Gleason on 2019-10-03T11:49:00-06:00 in Art | Comments


    An exhibition of artwork by Idaho Falls Chapter 217 of the Colored Pencil Society of America is on display on the first floor at Oboler Library, located at 850 South 9th in Pocatello.  The show runs through December 20 and can be viewed whenever the library is open.

Colored pencil artwork by Colleen Bohan titled, "The Year's Last Smile."

The library will host a public reception with the artists Thursday, October 17, from 5 – 7 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. 
Parking on campus is free after 4 p.m. 


    According to local chapter president Colleen Bohan, “the Colored Pencil Society of America strives to bring awareness to the beauty and richness of colored pencil as a medium for creating fine art. Founded in 1990, the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) is a nonprofit organization for colored pencil enthusiasts working to promote colored pencils as a fine art medium by sponsoring exhibitions and workshops, being involved in product research, and educating the public in general. Anyone over the age of eighteen can be a member. Idaho Falls CPSA District Chapter 217 has members from all over southern Idaho and also from Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Our members are passionate about colored pencil because it is translucent, versatile, combines well with other media and produces beautiful effectsColored pencils are portable, non-toxic and fun to draw and paint with.”

    How can one learn more about colored pencil as an art medium?  Through classes, private lessons, and workshops, and membership in the local CPSA chapter, where one can learn from other members. Check the FaceBook page CPSA Chapter 217 Idaho Falls or contact Colleen Bohan at

    For questions regarding art in the Oboler Library, send an email to or call (208) 282-4073.

Kristi Austin
Head of Research Services


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