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Art Exhibits Archive

Matt Brand, November 2017, Gallery

Joint Opening Reception for Tied by Matt Brand, Thursday, November 2, 7:00 pm, on view November 2-29, Gallery: The original spark for the “Specular Holography” in this show was a glint of light traveling on holiday tinsel in a Chicago blues bar. On each metal plate, you see glints of light travel along thousands of microscopically engraved grooves that function like curved pieces of tinsel. When you move, the responsive motion of these dots of light is just enough to cue your visual imagination, which generously hallucinates 3D surfaces and volumes.  

Matt Brand is founder of Zintaglio Arts, an art studio devoted to new ways of engaging the senses. Recent installations include Illuminus, the National Museum of Mathematics, the Governers Island National Monument, Burning Man and the Museum of Holography.

Leslie Goldman, November 2017, Main Hall

Joint Opening Reception for Poetry Drawn and Cut by Leslie Goldman, Thursday, November 2 7:00 pm, on view November 2-29, Main Hall: This work is an exploration of the feminine and the decorative. It is an investigation of language, line, pattern and light. Text and images are selected through elimination. Another layer of possibilities is added by using discarded books that are deconstructed and reconstructed. Exhibiting the work in the library adds a further layer of context, giving the pages new life.

Leslie Goldman is a multi-media artist who investigates organic and decorative forms from a feminist perspective. After teaching art for many years, she received her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She continues to teach and work in Boston.


Displays November 2017

Teen Gallery and Second Floor Display Cases:

North and South, Newton High Schools Student Showcase, the show will be on view through spring 2018: With representation from both Newton North (NNHS) and Newton South (NSHS) high schools, the show features photographs on the gallery walls and ceramics in the free standing display cases. The library wishes to extend its gratitude to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Co. in Newton, who generously provided the frames cost-free. (Image by: J. Champion)

November displays will be on view through 11/29.

Atrium Cases 1 and 2: AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. Learn about AARP, the history of the organization and how it continues to make a difference in people’s lives.  For more information visit or call 1-866-448-3621. (Program information p. 1)

Three Main Hall Cases: View a private collection of miniature shoes from around the world made with a variety of materials including porcelain, leather, metal, glass, fabric, ceramic and wood. Info contact: Barbara Rutberg at

Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Kenya from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!