And the Earth Bloomed by Irwin Thompson, Joint Reception: Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm, On view May 2-30: This work is based on contemporary abstraction combined with occasional collages of photographic images. The paintings are multi-layered assemblages of opaque and translucent paint applied with brush, palette knife, sponge and fi nger. The artist’s intent is to fi nd his way to a related expression of the thoughts and emotions derived from the work at hand and to connect with the viewer. Irwin Thompson has had a lifelong interest in art and poetry. He has had numerous shows in New England and has published two books of his paintings and poems, Memories and Milestones and My Parallel Universe.
Nancy Schön, May 2018, Main Hall
Aesop’s Fables by Nancy Schön, Joint Reception: Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm, on view May 2-30: We are still quoting the morals of Aesop, the Greek slave who was born in 2,500 BC. Paralleling the 24 letters in the Greek alphabet, sculptor Nancy Schön has created 24 sculptures that each depicts one of Aesop’s fables. Images of the sculptures are accompanied by retelling of the fables written by award-winning author Anita Diamant. The question is: have we humans changed in all these centuries?
Displays May 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)
May displays will be on view through 5/30
Atrium 1 & 2, on view May 2-30: May is Mental Health Awareness Month! View portraits and stories of people who have experienced depression and related challenges, along with inspirational thoughts, drawn from the recent book Portraits of Resilience by Daniel Jackson. Info: portraitsofresilience.com.
Three Main Hall cases, on view May 2-30: Learn how Newton schools are working to help improve the environment.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display, on view May 2-30: Learn about Indonesia from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!