Moughal & Nizam Arts by Noureen Sultana, Gallery, July 2-30, Opening Reception, Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 pm: A native of India, Noureen Sultana’s diverse background inspires her to combine different mediums to create Persian motifs, flowers and styles. Her materials include henna, acrylic and mixed media. Inspired by the Moughal Art of the Moughal Empire (1526-1857), much of her work is representative of the distinctive forms of art and architecture that developed under a succession of Moughal emperors. Some of the pieces are directly influenced by the artist’s new experiences and are reminiscent of American folk art.
Pictures for Readers: Prose and Poetry Illustrations by Chloë Feldman Emison, July 2-30, Main Hall, Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 7, 7:00 pm: Chloë Feldman Emison has been asked by a number of writers to illustrate their work and derives pleasure in finding an author who can be open-minded about the visualization of his or her words. From the artist’s perspective the challenge as an illustrator is to constantly re-invent her style to suit the project at hand. She knows her efforts have been well spent when the authors say that they can recognize their characters in her drawings, or if her drawings make the people who see them want to read the relevant texts.
Teen Gallery and Second Floor Display Cases: A Snapshot of Newton South Arts. On view through fall 2015, the show includes a variety of work from Newton South High School Students.
Three Main Hall Cases: View a delightful array of Russian Nesting (Matryoshka) Dolls which will include Traditional and modern Russian nesting dolls from beginning of 20th century to the present time. Learn about various designs from different regions of Russia and the USSR. Presented by Matryoshka collector Larissa Dyan. Info: Russianmatryoshkaclub@gmail.com.
July and August, Atrium 1: This summer’s display case highlights the Kids ‘Every Hero Has a Story’ and Teen ‘Unmask’ Summer Reading programs. Mayor Setti Warren challenges all kids to read this summer and will be offering incentives. The library will be offering a variety of programs and ways to get involved all summer. To learn more about how to log your reading online, upcoming events, and more – check the library’s webpage. For kids: http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/kidssummerreading. For Teens: http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/teenssummerreading.
July and August Atrium 2: Girl Scouting was an early step on the path to leadership for notable women in many fields. The display will feature former Girl Scouts who became inspiring women in STEM, business, athletics, the arts and positions of national decision-making: women of courage, confidence, and character who have made the world a better place. Get a start with Newton Girl Scouts! Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-671-1223.
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