Opening reception for the Sherlock Series by Michelle C. Mendez, Thursday March 3, 7:00 pm, Gallery, on view March 2-30: In these self-portrait "film stills,” Michelle Mendez portrays herself as invented characters while paying homage to the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Mendez works from appropriated images of Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and transforms them to create new meaning about relationships.The concept of 'film stills' is inspired by the work of Cindy Sherman. The paintings are created on tar paper in oil pastel, oil paint and oil block printing ink. Since 2003 Michelle Mendez has been employed at Canton High School as a Visual Arts Educator and has devoted her energies teaching teens AP drawing, painting, computer art & design and ceramics.
Opening Reception for Newton Camera Club Annual Print Show, Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 pm, Main Hall, on view March 2-30: The joy of photography is what brings together members of the Newton Camera Club. Their annual print exhibit showcases some of the best work produced by club members, with a variety of photographic subjects and approaches. The Club’s photographers range from novice to professional, but all share a passion for photography, whether through capturing nature's many moods, the varied forms and expressions of human subjects or through the delight in capturing some little detail that most would not notice. For Club info visit: www.newtoncameraclub.org. (Image by: Hope Schreiber)
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: Learn about the history of the Boston Marathon and the portion of the course that passes through Newton through race memorabilia provided by Historic Newton and Paul C. Clerici, a 23-time Boston Marathon runner and author of Boston Marathon: History by the Mile. Join us for the March 31, 7:00 pm program. Visit: historicnewton.org.
Atrium Case Two: Highlighting our spring fund raiser which will take place on Saturday, April 9 at 6:30 pm. Come mix and mingle with authors Geraldine Brooks and Jill Lepore while you enjoy fine food and drink, live jazz music and great company. Call 617-796-1407, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.newtonfreelibrary.net to purchase tickets.
Three Main Hall Cases: Learn about the Newton Reads selection I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. We hope you’ll consider reading this year’s pick! Two of the cases will feature original artwork by students Ellen Yang and Joanna Le. Visit the library's website for the schedule of Newton Reads programs and also our Guide to Newton Reads.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Brazil from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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