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Carolyn Lock, July 2018, Gallery

Where Structure Meets Nature by Carolyn Lock, Joint Reception: Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 pm, on view July 3-30: Carolyn Lock explores underneath and around bridges, docks and waterfronts to discover and paint views that cannot be seen from above. Through the use of perspective and graphic elements, expressive color, and classic painting techniques, these images speak to the power of engineering as well as to the inevitability of deterioration; as pristine molded columns become crumbling concrete battered by the elements. Nature prevails.


Jed Sutter, July 2018, Main Hall

Where to Next? by Jed Sutter, Joint Reception: Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 pm: on view July 3-30: The neighborhood trolley that runs behind Jed Sutter’s house on its way from Mattapan Square to Ashmont Station has become a favorite subject for his acrylic and gouache paintings. The trolley has historical importance and is also eye-catching and captivates the artist. Sutter is also fascinated with bridges and buildings as evidence of humankind’s influence on our world.

A self-taught artist, Jed Sutter has long enjoyed photography and drawing. He came to painting much later in life.




Displays July 2018

Teen Gallery: Works from Newton's middle schools will be on view in the new Teen Gallery in the first floor Rear Arc throughout the summer.  With representation from Bigelow, Brown, F.A Day and Oak Hill Middle Schools, the works showcase the breadth of assignments and unique talents of our students. The library wishes to extend its gratitude to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Co. in Newton, who generously provided the frames cost-free. 

July displays 

Atrium Case 1: On view July 2-August 30: Rock out with Summer Discovery, our summer program for kids, tweens and teens! Visit for information and to register.

Atrium Case 2: On view July 2-August 30: Good Shepherd Community Care (GSCC), the first hospice in Massachusetts is proud to celebrate 40 years of compassionately caring for the Greater Boston community. Learn about how hospice care has change since 1978 when GSCC was founded, the organization’s broad range of services and specialties, and how GSCC has grown to be one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Info contact: Colleen Cusack

Three Main Hall Cases: On view July 2-30: Learn about the top 6 things that are incorrectly recycled in a display sponsored by the City of Newton Sustainable Materials Management Division. Info at:

Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Displays: On View July 2-30: Learn about Turkey from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!