Campfire by Julianne Martin, Joint Opening Reception Thursday, August 3, 7:00 pm, on view August 2-30, Gallery: Julianne Martin hopes her viewers will experience her paintings in a way that is similar to looking at the surface of water. From emptiness and depth rushes a true focus. She constructs her paintings on canvas with water and acrylic paint placing value in the unpredictability and purity of water as a tool and material. Ms. Martin teaches at Brookline Art Center, Arlington Center for the Arts and Boston preschools.
Within the Landscape by Janet Sahlstrom, Joint Opening Reception Thursday, August 3, 7:00 pm, on view August 2-30, Main Hall: Janet Sahlstrom’s drawings reflect her origins in the countryside. An exploration of landscapes, they express the experience of looking within that landscape and finding that we can begin to see yet more worlds within one small sector of the larger world. Her media include common varieties of charcoal; compressed, vine and pencil. Ms. Sahlstrom’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums along the East Coast ranging from Maine to Virginia.
Displays August 2017
Teen Gallery and Second Floor Display Cases:
A Snapshot of Newton South Arts, second floor Teen Gallery, on view through fall 2017: This collection of student work from Newton South High School is bound by the common thread of self-portraits, both through non-traditional and traditional means. Metaphoric images stand in for the self and snapshots of everyday moments represented in still lifes highlight the building blocks of small moments that comprise our lives. Also included are works that received a Silver Key in the 2017 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards.
Thanks to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Co. in Newton, who provided the frames cost-free. (Image by: A. Xiao)
August displays will be on view through 8/30.
Atrium Case One: Learn about Mayor Warren's Summer Reading Challenge for kids and teens. Info and registration here.
Atrium Case 2: Celebrating 200 years of Henry David Thoreau, a prolific American writer. Explore the many ways that Thoreau's words and actions still hold relevance today. "I love nature, I love the landscape, because it is so sincere." -Journal November 16, 1850.
Three Main Hall Cases
See how Newton contributed to the American effort in World War I -- the men and women, the battles, the casualties, the artifacts. Here is your chance to transform the Great War from mere black-and-white shadows on television to a local affair. Plan to attend the related program on Thursday, August 31 at 7:00 pm.