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Women in Old Legends and Fairy Tales by Alexander Gassel

Joint Opening Reception, Thursday, December 6, 7:00 pm, on view December 4-30, Gallery: Alexander Gassel worked restoring old icons and paintings at the (Igor) Grabar Art Conservation Center in Russia. He creates his own artistic compositions with mysterious, historical and religious themes. The paintings in this show were inspired by themes from Shakespeare, Andersen and Medieval French, German and English legends that depict old stories, charming ladies and tales of eternal love and beauty. The artist uses the medieval egg tempera technique that allows him to work with bright and “clean” colors. Following the tradition of this old technique Gassel also applies gold leaf to his compositions.

An Eye for Color by Anne Silber

Joint Opening Reception, Thursday, December 6, 7:00 pm, on view December 4-30, Main Hall: These limited edition serigraphs, or silkscreen prints, are hand-printed by the artist using hand-cut lacquer film stencils. The inks are mixed with a large percentage of transparent base, allowing for the visual “blending” of overlaid tones, creating an effect like that of well-controlled watercolors. Anne Silber’s work emphasizes the graphic qualities of form, line and especially color relationships. They also explore the possibilities of light and shadow, with shadows becoming as much an interesting and integral part of the composition as the objects casting them. Ms. Silber’s works have been shown in numerous one-person and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, and are included in many corporate and museum collections.

Displays December 2018

Teen Gallery, on view through spring 2019: Based on the theme of the Portrait, each piece showcases some of the many ways in which the human image is interpreted and presented. Pieces in this show are from both Newton North and Newton South High Schools. Frames by Abraxis Framing in Auburndale.

Displays on view through December 30

Atrium Cases 1 & 2: Get tips to fend off the winter blues and learn about local mental health resources if you are in need of help.  Info: riversidecc.org or naminw.org. Come to the related program titled Strategies for Coping with Holiday Stress on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm.

Main Hall Cases: View a collection of fun, imaginative and occasionally practical pieces created in the ceramics class at the Newton Senior Center, celebrating a place in our lives for art. Info. contact Elizabeth Lund, Program Assistant, at elund@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1663.

Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Denmark from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!