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Art Exhibits Archive

Zhanna Cantor, May, Gallery

Joint Opening Reception for Emerging Adults: Portraiture by Zhanna Cantor, Tuesday May 3, 7:00 pm, Gallery. On view May 3-27: As an artist Zhanna Cantor is guided by the idea that truth lies in a moment isolated, when observation can reveal more than words. This collection of portraits, inspired by the artist’s own children, examines the power of observation to more fully understand the terrain of adolescence and the years that follow, exploring a range of emotions possible in a fleeting moment of time amid great personal change. Ms. Cantor enjoys using visible brush strokes, bold colors and fluidity of paint in a quest to capture the tension between the temporary and the permanent. Zhanna Cantor holds an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. This show is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

Barbara Marder, May, Main Hall

Joint opeing reception for Wall Jewelry by Barbara Marder, Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 pm, Main Hall. On view May 3-27: As an artist color has always been Barbara Marder’s primary focus. A journey to India served as the inspiration for this series. Her medium, vitreous enamel, is finely ground glass that has historically been used for jewelry and small objects. Marder uses it in a non-traditional way, both sifting and painting it onto her steel or copper “canvas”.  To create subtle color nuances she builds multiple layers of enamel, kiln-firing after each application. Many pieces have been fired a dozen times. The results are luminous surfaces that cannot be achieved with other media. This show is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts. 

Displays May 2016

Teen Gallery and Second Floor Display Cases:

A Snapshot of Newton South Arts. 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 Cases One and Two: View botanical mounts of some of the more common woody exotic invasive plants growing on Newton's conservation lands and home properties. The display will also include some common hand tools used in control and publications that the novice can use to help with plant identification and control. Come to the related program on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 pm. On view May 3-27.

Three Main Hall Cases:
Green Newton presents an exhibit prepared by Students for a Greener World (SGW) and students from Newton elementary, middle and high schools. Learn how today’s kids are “greening Newton” and the environment. Info: or email On view May 3-27.

Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display:
Learn about Israel from a display of books, CDs and DVDs! On view May 3-27.