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Art Exhibits Archive

Anna Goszczynska, Gallery November 2014

Anna Goszczynska’s paintings emerge from the process of experimentation with oil paint, brush strokes and imagination. She finds unique atmospheres and changing tones in nature particularly beautiful and inspiring. The artist strives to create a mystical mood in her landscapes by painting multiple transparent layers in oils. Along the Horizon will be on view in the from November 4-26.

Ms. Goszczynska started to paint thirteen years ago while working as an architect. Her work has been shown in Boston and New York City, and is in several private collections in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Michael Ryczek, Main Hall November 2014

Mike Ryczek attempts to capture unconventional beauty and to elicit an emotional response through his art. His work constantly shifts between representation and abstraction. He uses everyday objects, people and interiors as conduits for what he considers to be the true substance of art: the thoughts, memories, emotions, half-remembered television shows and dreams that fill the storehouse of his mind.  The pieces represent physical manifestations of an ongoing attempt to reconcile the grim realizations of an adult with the drunken, egocentric idealism of a child. Distant Relatives will be on view in the Main Hall from November 4-26. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 pm.

Mike Ryczek graduated from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA with a BFA in Illustration. 

Displays October 2014

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.