Opening Reception for Mythagraphs by Mark Sirdevan, Thursday, June 9, 7:00 pm, Gallery, on view June 2-29: Mark Sirdevan’s Mythagraphs are large-scale acrylic paintings derived from sources both primordial and contemporary. In speaking about them, Mr. Sirdevan says, “There is a metaphorical overlap in the two practices and both require creativity and imagination. They rejoin lost cultural history and deep personal values through intimate contact with existing images and materials. My own work takes me back through the history of image making to ancient sources of creativity.” Mr. Sirdevan studied at Mass College of Art and was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. He taught at Harvard University, Carpenter Center for the Arts and currently owns and operates Mark Sirdevan Fine Arts/Conservation, a successful art restoration business.
Opening Reception for Boston Chinese Photo Club Newton Group, Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 pm, Main Hall, on view June 2-29: This group of Chinese American professionals loves photography. The vision that directs each photographer starts with what they see upon waking in the morning and continues on through what gives them peace at night. They strive to show viewers the world through their eyes - from a magical moment when sun breaks on the horizon, to flowers blooming in spring, to boys celebrating a Red Sox victory; they make pictures from the heart. (Image by: Yankai Zhang)
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 Case One, on view June 2-29: Do you have a small business or are you thinking about starting one? Learn about free business resources available to you from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), the nation’s largest network of free, expert business mentors. Visit boston.score.org for more information about one-on-one mentoring, local workshops and online resources.
Atrium Case Two, on view June 2-29: Learn about Newton’s drinking water – where it comes from and how it's treated. The display will also include important information from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) on how to lessen the risks of lead in drinking water. Info: www.mwra.com
Three Main Hall Cases, on view June 2-29: Fun and Games from Another Century! Historic Newton’s display will focus on fun and games, just in time for summer vacation. View items from the first half of the 20th century, including some games used by the Dewing family who once lived at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds. Other items include a late 19th century card game, a lacrosse stick and a pair of ice skates.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display, on view June 2-29: Learn about Japan from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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