Painting by Carolyn Councell stolen from library exhibit

December 16, 1993

The favorite painting of a Severna Park woman whose art was on exhibit at the Severna Park library was stolen from the display last week.

Carolyn Councell, 56, said her watercolor of the Pride of Baltimore wasn't worth much money, but it was one of her favorites.

The paintings are on display through December.

Mrs. Councell noticed her painting was gone when she went to the library to check on the exhibit last week, she said. "The sense that someone would do that, especially at this time of year, bothers me," she said. "The library said in 14 years nothing has ever been stolen from an art display."

The room in which the displays are usually held is near the library door and difficult to guard.

Library officials said they would try to keep a more careful watch over the pictures.

The artist, who sells and exhibits her work in galleries on the East Coast, has lived in the community for 15 years.

She said she has removed other smaller paintings from the display, as they would be easier to steal. The stolen painting was 11-by-14-inches.

POLICE LOG

* Baldwin Hills :Burglars broke into a home in the 1700 block of Baldwin Road between 5 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, and took tools and other property valued at $650.

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