WASHINGTON — “Art of Imagined Landscapes”, a show of paintings by Alissa Morabito, opens Saturday at the Gunn Memorial Library’s Stairwell Gallery. The exhibit opens Saturday, Feb. 3 and continues until March 17.

According to her artist statement, Morabito has an obsession with beautiful landscapes and paints them through a retrospective and romanticized view.

“I paint to bridge the gap between the real world and the perceived world,” she said. “I want to capture that fleeting bit of magic that forever remains locked away in our memories.”

“I have an impassioned longing for light,” she said “Capturing the light is everything; it is what makes an ordinary landscape or figure ethereal.”

Morabito feels that most moments in life, especially the ones we hold the closest to our hearts cannot often be captured on film.

“Every painting, every stroke, starts from a memory and is linked with a feeling,” she said.

Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington. Library hours may be found at gunnlibrary.org. For more information call 860-868-7586 or email the library circulation desk, at@biblio.org.