Opening Reception, Saturday, October 6, 2:00 pm, on view October 2-30, Gallery: The medium of watercolor allows Robert Hsiung to freeze-frame his life’s special moments, capturing what he sees and feels with abandon and control, without affectation and commentaries. His poems take on the unseen and the unvoiced beyond the paintings, and engage with them in an ever-evolving dialogue across visual and verbal boundaries. This exhibition is a sample from the larger collection in his book titled Looking Up: Poems and Paintings.
All proceeds from sales in this show will be donated to Catholic Relief Services to help the world’s neediest.
On view October 2-30, Main Hall: These illustrations were sketched from the artist’s imagination and brought to life by digitally rendering them in Adobe Illustrator in a style that is heavily influenced by the storytelling of picture books and a love of animation. The environment and friendship between human and non-human animals are two recurring themes in Chris Censullo’s work. Recently, his battle with cancer has inspired some of the illustrations. He has written and illustrated two picture books, The Boy with the Big, Blue Hair (2013) and Tin Can (2015). He is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Teen Gallery Opening, Wednesday, October 10, 4:00 pm, Teen Area, on view through spring 2019: Join us for the joint opening for Newton North and South High Schools. Based on the theme of the Portrait, each piece showcases some of the many ways in which the human image is interpreted and presented. An ensemble of student musicians will delight us with chamber music as part of the festivities. Refreshments by Whole Foods Market. Frames by Abraxis Framing in Auburndale.
October displays on view through October 30
Atrium 1 & 2: Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence is a public health emergency affecting 1 in 3 women, 1 in 4 men and 1 in 5 teens. There are 10 to 30 million children in the U.S. who experience or witness domestic violence in their homes every year. Find out about Intimate Partner Violence and how it impacts our community, our kids and our own intimate relationships and discover strategies to help someone you know who is struggling. Contact The Second Step at 617-965-3999 or call SAFELINK (Massachusetts-wide, 24-hour, toll-free domestic violence hotline) at 1-877-785-2020.
Main Hall Cases: Combs and Curls: Hairstyles as Statements: From decorative combs to Afro picks, this display will show examples from Historic Newton’s collection that reflect how people style their hair as a personal and political statement. Enjoy exploring a timeline of trends in whiskers as well as women’s styles from 1840 to 1980 that shows the rise, fall, twisting, flattening – and flubbing of hairstyles.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about New Zealand from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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