Opening Reception, Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm, on view March 2-28, Gallery: With a focus on personal and familial relationships, Stacy Friedman has done extensive research, sifting through immigration and census records, searching archives and studying hundreds of old photographs. Printmaking’s inherent capability to preserve traces of previous images, and the ability to print ghosts of a matrix, make it an ideal medium to explore the ideas of history, memory, and both the parallel and interwoven realms of past and present. The prints in this show fill the gaps of the artist’s known and unknown family history, while also reaching beyond the specifics of her family to tell a universal story.
Opening Reception, Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 pm, on view March 2-29, Main Hall: The joy of photography is what brings together members of the Newton Camera Club. Their annual print exhibit showcases some of the best work produced by club members, with a variety of photographic subjects and approaches. The Club’s photographers range from novice to professional, but all share a passion for photography, whether through capturing nature's many moods, the varied forms and expressions of human subjects or through the delight in capturing some little detail that most would not notice. Image by A. Melnick. Visit the Camera Club's website.
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)
March displays will be on view through 3/29
Atrium 1: The Romance of the Vikings explores the 19th century “Viking Craze” in New England and the influence of the Vikings on popular culture, including the creation of Norumbega Park in Newton. Brought to you by Historic Newton.
Atrium 2: Learn about the library's April 7 Spring Fling Gala fundraiser.
Three Main Hall Cases: A Very Brief History of Sports will bring viewers a sampling of 60 years of Sports Illustrated magazines from the first issue in 1954 to the present. Info contact: Steve Colchamiro email@example.com.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Spain from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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