Opening Reception, Thursday, April 5, 6:30 pm, on view April 3-29, Gallery: Collage is a medium that defies easy description. Artists approach it in so many unique ways, with so many different techniques and materials. Cynthia Triedman, formally trained, has been making art for most of her 83 years. Her work has always been filigree-fine -- exquisite, often pain-staking and precise. Kim Triedman is both a visual artist and a writer, and her collage work takes on a decidedly narrative and whimsical bent. It’s very meaningful to both artists that at this point in their lives they can share in this endeavor. While they have this wonderful thing in common, each artist brings her unique and very personal perspective to the work. (Image by: Kim Triedman)
Claudia Kaufman, April 2018, Main Hall
Opening Reception, Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 pm, on view April 3-29, Main Hall: As a contemporary realist painter, Claudia Kaufman’s works are studies in observation - still life set-ups of familiar objects that are deceptively simple, yet complex. She challenges herself to translate the perceived three-dimensional world to a two-dimensional field by observing and capturing the conditions of light, form, color and space through the painterly properties of oil paint. Stopping short of photo-realism, she works to keep the signs of her hand and brushstroke in the work and is particularly intrigued by the drama of light, transparency, reflection and shadows
Displays April 2018
Teen Gallery and Second Floor Display Cases:
North and South, Newton High Schools Student Showcase, the show will be on view through spring 2018: With representation from both Newton North (NNHS) and Newton South (NSHS) high schools, the show features photographs on the gallery walls and ceramics in the free standing display cases. The library wishes to extend its gratitude to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Co. in Newton, who generously provided the frames cost-free. (Image by: J. Champion)
April displays will be on view through 4/29
Atrium 1: The library will be opening a Makerspace! Come see a preview of the types of tools and equipment that will soon be available for you to use.
Atrium 2: Learn about the Friends, a dedicated volunteer group whose members serve the library! Their book and author luncheon will take place on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Newton Marriott Hotel. Watch for details at newtonfreelibrary.net.
Three Main Hall cases: Enjoy a display of paintings, drawings, ceramics, and mixed-media artworks by New Art Center students of all ages. Visit the NewArt Center to sign up for classes and learn more about their current exhibitions.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Ghana from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!