Sunday, August 8th, 2021
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Westhampton Free Library
7 Library Ave
Westhampton Beach, NY
The Westhampton Free Library is pleased to welcome Liz Duerschmidt as its artist of the month for August. An artist reception will be held on Sunday, Aug. 8, from 12-3 p.m. at the Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach.
Duerschmidt was perhaps best known in the community as Main Street’s mail carrier for 31 years. In addition to her famous raccoon hat, locals also know her for her pen-and-ink sketches and watercolor paintings of scenes from around Westhampton Beach and the surrounding areas. Her work depicts images of the old Raynor’s Garage on Library Avenue, the Beach Lane Bridge, Eckart’s Luncheonette and Gloria’s.
After retiring from the U.S. Postal Service 10 years ago, Duerschmidt continued with her artwork. While in the Catskills, she enjoyed making “stump totems” and most recently launched a series called “Cooped-Up COVID Creations.” She has also taught art enrichment at Quogue Elementary School and worked for a time at Chico’s.
“We missed Liz,” said librarian Terry McEntee. “We thought it was time to bring her and her artwork back.”
Duerschmidt said she is thrilled with the opportunity to showcase her work in the library and “come back home” to exhibit her paintings and totems.