Moments of human intervention in nature are the thematic launch points for Laura Segal’s work. Fertility, infertility and assisted fertility form the conceptual basis of her Harvest series. While concept initiates the work, process and technical exploration propel it. In the studio Ms. Segal experiments with materials and explores the endless results of merging media. Her primary medium is acrylic paint. She works tape, ribbon, fabric, resin, adhesives, additives and other mark-making media into her pieces. Harvest by Laura Segal will be on view in the Gallery from October 2-30. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 2 at 7:00 pm. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
As a plein air painter Vincent Crotty explores the full range of what daylight and nighttime have to offer. He tackles blinding sunshine, absolute darkness and every mood between the two extremes. Using layers of transparent paint, he tries to create maximum depth and richness in a scene. Preferring to work outdoors with spontaneity and speed, his aim is to harness happy accidents rather than vistas or panoramic scenes. Often inspired by the true colors of street life, pub interiors and other ordinary places, Mr. Crotty draws influence from many different schools of thought in art including the Ashcan School, Russian Impressionism, the Taos painters, Turner’s landscapes and Rembrandt’s portraits. The show will be on view in the Main Hall from October 2-30.
Teen Gallery and second floor display cases: Posters and Ceramics from Newton North High School. On view through spring 2015, the show includes a variety of work from Newton North High School Students.
Three First Floor Cases: View an extraordinary collection of sake cups and Asian crafts, plain and fancy, old and new. Starting in 1980 at an antique shop in San Francisco’s Japan Town, throughout Asia and an estate sale in Lower Falls, to the most recent acquisition at Old Japan in the South End, this private Newton resident has collected sake cups and Asian crafts to use, enjoy, and now share with the community in this rare display.
Atrium Case One: October is Newton Reads month! By now we hope you’ve read The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider. Mark your calendars for our Newton Reads programs throughout October, including an author talk with Robyn Schneider on Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 pm.
Atrium Case Two: Learn about the library’s year-long STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) initiative. From our 3D printer, to special classes, workshops and more, our STEAM programs have something for patrons of all ages.
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