Opening Reception for A Little Local Color by Joanne Bergen, Wednesday, January 10, 7:00 pm, on view January 3-30, Gallery: Joanne Bergen’s goal as an artist is to provide images that bring joy. Her work reflects the influences Edward Hopper, David Hockney and Fairfield Porter. A trained textile and graphic artist, she brings her love of saturated color and bold forms to her paintings. Local rural scenes and images from travels are the subjects of her work. She believes that art can speak to a part of the psyche not accessed by words, which in turn feeds the soul.
Ms. Bergen is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Visit her website.
Small Works by Michael William, on view January 3-30, Main Hall: Michael Williams’s intentions for this series are to paint on a small scale, to spend only a few days on each piece and to choose subjects that are simple. He views these exercises as genuine expressions of the pleasure of seeing, and consciously tries to focus on the innate beauty of the subject. These works represent placeholders for the stray observations and in-between moments throughout the artist’s past. The collection gives him a sense of peace and perspective on his life.
A graduate of Montserrat College of Art, Michael William has exhibited his work in numerous venues around the Boston area.
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)
January displays will be on view through 1/30
Atrium Case 1: Learn about the January 24, 7:00 pm Many Faces of Newton: Our Students Speak About Race and Racism program.
Atrium Case 2: A look at Volante Farm’s 100 years of history courtesy of Historic Newton.
Three Main Hall Cases: View a series of handmade Stamp Art Wood Blocks created by print-maker and stamp collector Susan Radonsky.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Pakistan from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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