Artist reception in Oboler Library for photographer Linda Groom set Jan. 20

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Oboler Library will host a reception for photographer Linda Groom and her work Jan. 20 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the library’s exhibit area.

One of the images in Groom's exhibit.

One of the images in Groom’s exhibit.

This event is free and open to the public. Participants can meet the artist, visit with others who appreciate art, enjoy some light refreshments, and view the varied and beautiful images that Groom has created.

Groom’s photographs reflect her worldwide travels, from Idaho to Burma and beyond. An Idaho native, she graduated from the University of Idaho, taught junior high, owned a yarn store and spent nearly 20 years as a real estate associate broker.

She is on the boards of directors for the Idaho State Civic Symphony and the Pocatello Art Center, and is a member of Pocatello Rotary. Groom found her true passion behind the lens; beauty, she writes, can be found everywhere. This exhibit includes images of the ancient temples in Palmyra, Syria, taken by Groom just a few years before the UNESCO World Heritage site was destroyed by ISIS bombers this fall.

The art exhibit may be viewed at any time the library is open, through Feb. 29, visit the library’s webpage at for the library’s hours.

For more information about art exhibits in the library, contact Kristi Austin at or (208) 282-4073. To purchase art, contact the artist by email at, phone her at 208-251-4111, visit her website at

The Oboler Library is located on the corner of 9th Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, at 850 S. 9th Avenue in Pocatello.