Opening Reception for Wind and Water by Elizabeth Carter, Thursday, April 7, 7:00 pm, Gallery. On view April 2-28: This work is drawn from the landscape of the artist’s childhood. It is a reaction to the natural world and reflects her concern for the environment. These prints and drawings explore the tension between abstraction and representation, movement and stillness, flatness and depth. Carter uses color to create moods that reference specific times of day and particular seasons. The recurring boat imagery is about journeys, their peril and their joy. In that this art is based in the natural world where trees sway, wind blows, light shifts and waves crash, the artist’s mark making tries to create the illusion of movement on a static two-dimensional surface.
The Silence by Scott Minzy, Main Hall, On view April 2-28: This work addresses the universal themes of fear, regret and longing. In Scott Minzy’s prints these feelings are made manifest with an intricate network of wiry, anatomical lines, delicate and twisted. The artist finds relief printing a way to depict both our inner turmoil and the outer physicality of the human form at once. Sometimes this might appear on the surface of the skin or take the shape of an organic addition or painfully permanent subtraction.
Teen Gallery and Second Floor Display Cases:
Opening Reception for A Snapshot of Newton South Arts, Wednesday, April 13, 4:00 pm. On view through early fall 2016 in the second floor Teen Gallery: The exhibition is an accurate reflection of the quality and breadth of work produced by South students. A lively opening reception is planned, at which a Newton South High School ensemble will delight us with their music as part of the festivities. The public is welcome. The library wishes to extend its gratitude to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Co. in Newton, who generously donated his time, and provided the frames cost-free, to Whole Foods for providing refreshments for the opening and to members of the Newton Camera Club who hung the show. (Image by: Julia Payne)
Atrium Case One: Learn about the Friends and the 32nd Book and Author Luncheon featuring authors Ellen Fitzgerald (The Highest Glass Ceiling) and Hank Phillippi Ryan (What You See: A Jane Ryland novel). On view April 12-28.
Atrium Case Two: Learn about Frederick Law Olmsted and the projects he designed, including the Newton Centre Playground. Come to the April 28, 7:00 pm Newton History Series program cosponsored by Historic Newton. On view April 2-28.
Three Main Hall Cases: View a selection of sculptural and functional works that utilize pattern or repetition in innovative ways by students from the NewArtCenter. Info: Casey@newartcenter.org or visit NewArtCenter.org. On view April 2-28.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about India from a display of books, CDs and DVDs! On view April 2-28.
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