Opening Reception for Emergent Worlds: Elemental Explorations in Non-Local Consciousness by Steve Wage, Thursday, February 1, 7:00 pm, Gallery, on view February 1-27: The pieces in this show represent Steve Wage’s evolving work as an artist practicing metaphysics 'with a lab' and exploring space-time and consciousness. He uses multilayer glazing and interference media to emphasize light and color and to achieve unusual luminosity that varies with light source, angle of refraction and intensity.
It has been said that "Reality Follows Thought"; that our baseline experience of this amazing universe emerges from our consensus - what we agree upon. We are also encouraged to "Paint what you see." But what if what you see goes beyond the surface? That makes for infinite possibilities and infinite perils... and we stand at the crossroads of these emanations. The viewer is invited to join the artist and experience these selections exploring our endless journey.
Xiaobo Sheng, February 2018, Main Hall
Portrait of Birds by Xiaobo Sheng, Main Hall, on view February 2-27: A life-long lover of nature, Xiaobo Sheng’s fascination with birds inspired him to spend some time capturing their beauty and diversity in photographs. Most of the images in this show were taken in local parks, wildlife sanctuaries or the artist’s neighborhood. In working on this series Mr. Sheng found that there is another world of beauty out there, in the trees, on the ground and sometimes even on your hand.
Displays February 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)
February displays will be on view through 2/27
Atrium Case 1: Meet notable early 20th century women from Newton’s Jewish community in Nonantum and beyond in Historic Newton’s Daughters of the Shtetl exhibit.
Atrium Case 2: The library's ELL & Literacy program will be highlighting its One Program, One Book project and reading I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World. Info: 617-796-1360 or email NewtonELL@minlib.net.
Three Main Hall Cases: Learn about the Lunar New Year (also known as Spring Festival) in a display cosponsored by the Chinese American Association of Newton. Contact them at caan-ma.org/questions.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Display: Learn about Antarctica from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!