Library art show opens


Cliff Adams, of Pearland, Texas, hangs one of his paintings in an exhibit at Amos Memorial Public Library.

SIDNEY — The art gallery of the Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., is vibrant with the oil on canvas paintings of Sidney native Cliff Adams.

The display will be available through July 21.

“This could possibly be the last time I have an exhibit,” said Adams, “I don’t paint as much as I used to and my eyes aren’t what they were.”

He became interested in art early as a youth and later in high school. He remembers special art teacher R. J. Cromer at Sidney High School.

“Mr. Cromer allowed the most creative and productive atmosphere of any study environment I had ever been exposed to,” Adams said. “Without his father-like guidance, only God knows where I would be today.”

After high school, he opened a custom paint shop and painted under the nickname, “Iffy.” During that time, he painted designs on many vans, motorcycles, hot rods and signs, as well as other street art. Though mostly self-taught, he did study art at Edison Community College, where he began to paint with oil on canvas, often depicting the beauty of nature. Adams resides with his wife, Penny, and son, Glen, in Pearland, Texas.

There will be a few paintings for sale, with the proceeds going to art-related charities. The display can be seen during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This article was submitted by Amos Memorial Public Library.