If you missed her fascinating May 7th presentation at Haikufest, rest easy because we are thrilled to introduce local poet and painter Lidia Rozmus as the next artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. From now through the end of May, her elegant collection Between a Word and a Brush Stroke will be on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Branch. For her exhibit, Ms. Rozmus chose a beautifully understated selection of her work in haiga, a Japanese art form that combines haiku poetry with a 13th-century style of black-ink painting called sumi-e. While planning your May visit, don’t forget to click on over to Ms. Rozmus’ website to preview her sumi-e paintings, sample pages from her award-winning books of haiga, and learn more about her artistic background. Finally, make sure to check back with Off the Shelf later in the month for a featured interview with the artist herself. Stay tuned.