Invitation to Life by Hea-Min Jeong, Gallery, on view November 2-29: Hea-Min Jeong’s art comes from everyday life. She is inspired by experiences of happiness which most people unconsciously pass by - spending time with children, traveling and townscapes. She hopes to inspire those who view her work to find real happiness by being reminded of the value in their daily routines or of simple joyous memories.
Hea-Min’s art is influenced by Vincent Van Gogh. She builds on his style by focusing more on her line drawings which are done primarily in acrylics and ink. She holds a MFA in Christian ART from Baekseok University in South Korea. She has participated in group and juried exhibitions and won several art contests in South Korea.
Dinosaurs, Cows and Fairies, by Dan Moynihan, Main Hall, on view November 2-29: For Dan Moynihan art-making is a means to tell stories from his imagination. He draws many sketches to learn about his characters letting his pen explore their personalities, movements, worlds and the kinds of adventures that they might have. He uses watercolors to extend the spontaneity and immediacy of drawing into color. The transparency of the watercolors keeps the vibrancy of the original drawing alive. If all goes well, the joy and action of the creation process shows through in the final illustration.
Teen Gallery and Second Floor Display Cases:
Portraits and Ceramics from Newton North High School, second floor Teen Gallery, on view through spring 2017: After looking at portraits by artists like Max Beckman and Oscar Kokoschka as well as Fauvist works and finally the work of Jean Michael Basquiat, students created their own Expressionist portraits. Working with oil pastels, the students used color as a way to enhance the expressions.
Students worked with negative space, scale, texture, surface and volume to create the ceramics in the display cases. Some students chose to tell a story or work with shape to create provocative forms.
Thanks to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Co. in Newton, who provided the frames cost-free. (Image by: M. Haider)
November displays will be on view 11/2-29/16
Atrium Cases 1 and 2: Learn about the League of Women Voters/Newton (LWV/N) in a display that features information on LWV/N history, voter registration and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Info: lwvnewton.org.
Three Main Hall Cases: Step back in time and view a display of games and toys from private collector Joan Flynn. The display will include pieces from the 1920s and beyond. Joan is very knowledgeable about toy banks and other childhood toys of old.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Argentina from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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