Opening Reception for Air, Light, Water by Katha Seidman, Thursday, February 4, 7:00 pm, on view through February 28: In this body of work Katha Seidman explores how the ever-changing movement of air and light over the surface of water inspires imaginary journeys. Sometimes the reflection of an autumn sky in the glassy-smooth surface of a pond exposes rocks floating on clouds. In another painting, bas-relief waves break over a surprisingly unearthly coastline. In addition to exposing worlds above, beneath or beyond the surface, Seidman connects the real and the illusionary using zippers to open the surface, maps to encourage travel and abstract forms to suggest the music of memory. Such layering deepens the mystery of the narrative contained within the piece.
Opening Reception for Multiform: Synthetic Abstractions by Michael St. Germain, Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 pm, Main Hall, on view through February 28: Michael St. Germain values relative experience and unintended aesthetic consequences. He sees artistic potential in literary, sensory and aesthetic misinterpretation. In his role as an artist he creates and promotes an opt-in supplemental reality. This real and imagined “aesthetic hybrid“ is affected (and actualized) by each viewers’ emotional climate, susceptibility to illusion and ability to exist in the present moment.
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 Case One: Newton History Series. Learn about The Metropolitan Waterworks Museumin Chestnut Hill. Come to the Newton History Series talk, Shaping Chestnut Hill: How Water Supply Systems Fashioned the Future Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm. Info: Waterworks and Historic Newton.
Atrium Case Two: Find out about the May 1, 2016 Walk for Hunger. Info here.
Three Main Hall Cases: Enjoy a collection of unique turned wood bowls & other vessels by local artesian Phillip C. Bowman. The display includes several styles of turnings including his signature segmented turnings. Inquiries can be directed to email@example.com .
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about China from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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