Andrew Fish explores human expression and the subconscious in contemporary life, and reacts to rapid changes in image creation in the digital age. His paintings will be shown in the Gallery from December 2-January 2. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 pm. The show titled Corpus Casual, examines the human experience through images of figures in space; sometimes active and other times at rest. Brightly colored vignettes of human existence and expression invite the viewer to create their own narrative in interpreting the works. Initial thoughts, as well as prolonged contemplation, are welcome.
Andrew Fish attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and worked as an art handler at various alternative and commercial art galleries in the 1990s. Fish exhibits and sells work regularly in greater Boston and New York, and is a member of the Vernon Street artists’ community in Somerville, Massachusetts. He is a recipient of a 2014 Somerville Arts Council artist grant.
Collage artist Ann Miller works with papers that she prepares by painting, printing, drawing and otherwise marking. Borrowing techniques and tools from the fiber artist’s toolkit, she works by accumulating a stash of materials in the way that a quilter builds a collection of fabrics. Relying on the wisdom of the hands in motion, she loves the tactile experience of handling papers, moving them around, gluing them down and adding layers and marks. Made for Each Other: Collage Diptychs and Triptychs will be on view in the Main Hall from December 2-30. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, December 4 at 7:00 pm.
Ann Miller exhibits locally and teaches collage, bookmaking and other fiber arts methods at Turtle Studios in Watertown.
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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