Serendipity: Toward a New Abstraction in Thread by On Kyeong Seong, Joint Opening Reception (with SamSweezy), Thursday, November 5, 7:00 pm, show on view November 3-29: On Kyeong Seong draws her inspiration from multiple sources -- her interest in cell biology, particularly in relationship to pathology and human mortality, a love of nature, concern for the environment and feminist ideas around women’s labor. By observing nature under magnification in order to discover its mystic and magical sense, the artist finds that shapes and forms have distinctive features that are disparate, unusual and at times monstrously grotesque. Her works provide distorted realities of nature through abstract ideas showing us that all beings can exist alongside and appreciate both beauty and ugliness.
Collected Flowers, Moths and Butterflies by Sam Sweezy, Joint Opening Reception (with On Kyeong Seong), Thursday, November 5, 7:00 pm, show view November 3-29: Sam Sweezy mostly makes pictures of architecture, space, place, history and memory. For this show he pressed flowers under heat and then photographed them on a light table. The pictures of moths and butterflies are from specimens collected by two young boys in New Hampshire circa 1920.
Teen Gallery and Second Floor Display Cases: Glass Books, Photos and Altered Books from Newton North High School will be on view in the second floor Teen Gallery from early September 2015 through early spring 2016. Frames donated by Abraxis Framing Company in Auburndale, MA. (Image by: Aleah Cremer)
Atrium Cases 1 and 2: Explore Jewish genealogy and discover online resources for researching your ancestors in the U.S. and Europe in a display sponsored by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Boston. Also, join us at the library on November 18 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm to hear Allan Chernoff speak about The Lost Society of Polish Jewry. Contact: www.jgsgb.org
Three Main Hall Cases: A new and original design emerges as jeweler June Lion combines older pieces of jewelry with new elements in this display titled EMERGENCE. Info at: junesjewels @verizon.net.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Russia from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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