Cinematic Images by Jon C Lundell, Opening Reception, Saturday, December 5, 2:00-3:30 pm, on view from December 2-30, 2015. Gallery: For a number of years Jon C Lundell has been exploring compositions dictated by aspect ratios utilized in traditional cinema. The particular aesthetic of classic film proportions have both inspired and compelled him to think about these drawings and paintings as film stills, casting his images to the world of the big screen. There is a profound generosity in Jon Lundell’s gaze. Oblique moments are described by ordinary gestures; the movement of a cloud or a woman’s hand, the turn of an ankle becomes suspended in time, like lost film stills. Lundell's muse is no Hollywood starlet or abstract deity. His models are found on the train or sitting behind a corporate hotel desk. This quiet adoration extends to the landscape in works such as the intricately rendered leaf panel titled Cynthia. Lundell holds a BFA in Printmaking from Pennsylvania State University.
Animal ABCs: Recycled Paper Collage by Kimberly Thompson, Cookies and Milk Opening Reception, Saturday, December 12, 2:00-3:30 pm, on view from December 2-30, Main Hall: These family-friendly collages make people of all ages smile! Kimberly Thompson’s art is made from recycled magazines and junk mail because trees are for monkeys and squirrels! Look closely and you’ll find hidden objects like buttons, door knobs, jewelry, fruit, chocolate and more. Ms. Thompson’s work draws inspiration from her early childhood years where she grew up on a farm in rural Virginia and is based on song lyrics by Brian Vogan. She holds a BFA in illustration from Syracuse University. All are welcome to the opening! Info at: miximals.com/.
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)
First floor cases: Ceramics: A Class Act II: View a collection of fun, imaginative and occasionally practical pieces created in the ceramics class at the Newton Senior Center, celebrating a place in our lives for art. For information contact Ilana Levine, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-796-1670.
Two Atrium Cases: Ever heard of Kibo, how about littleBits? Learn about the library's upcoming Computer Coding and Robotics programming made possible through our recently awarded Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Sweden from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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