An exhibit titled “Garage Series” by watercolorist Mary Plevel will be on display in the gallery at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library starting tomorrow and running through Aug. 31.

You can meet the artist at an opening reception from 3 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 7 at the library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road.

The series was inspired by the Guggenheim Museum show “The Art of the Motorcycle” on exhibit in Las Vegas in 2002.

Plevel is continually intrigued by the ingenuity, creativity and brainpower used to develop engines, as well as the automobile’s nostalgic representation as a symbol of power, independence and freedom.

For the artist, “there is just something special about vehicles of all kinds, especially vintage ones that hold memories and have been well cared for or restored, as well as ones that still operate, or not, and have what I call character.”

Plevel had a career in elementary education, and began formal art training after her retirement from teaching. She is a signature member and former board member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild and member of the Southern Arizona Arts Guild.

The gallery is open during library hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 594-5275.