Following the Cold by Lisa Goren, Opening Reception,Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 pm, on view August 2-29, Gallery: All Polar and frozen landscapes are dominated by an absence. In this absence, Lisa Goren is inspired by the clarity she has seen in her travels to both poles. Every watercolor she paints is an exploration of the absence and the clarity created in a frozen world. In all of these paintings the background noise of global warming is present, making even superstructures vulnerable. The balance of fragility and strength of frozen worlds mirrors the balance between water and ice.
Garden of Life by Hea-Min Jeong, on view August 2-30, Gallery: The paintings in this show feature the beauty of New England, especially the Boston area. Hea-Min Jeong is inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s style. She draws with liners and fills the surfaces of the canvas with acrylic paints and other media. The textures created by blending these materials are the major feature of the paintings.
These works give the viewer an opportunity to reflect on their memories and experiences as they observe a place or a building they have seen before. The artist wants to communicate with visitors by sharing these experiences through her work. She hopes people find happiness by being reminded of the value of their daily routines and delightful memories.
Teen Gallery: Works from Newton's middle schools will be on view in the new Teen Gallery in the first floor Rear Arc throughout the summer. With representation from Bigelow, Brown, F.A Day and Oak Hill Middle Schools, the works showcase the breadth of assignments and unique talents of our students. The library wishes to extend its gratitude to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Co. in Newton, who generously provided the frames cost-free.
Atrium Case 1: On view through August 30: Rock out with Summer Discovery, our summer program for kids, tweens and teens! Visit newtonfreelibrary.net/summer for information and to register.
Atrium Case 2: On view through August 30: Good Shepherd Community Care (GSCC), the first hospice in Massachusetts is proud to celebrate 40 years of compassionately caring for the Greater Boston community. Learn about how hospice care has change since 1978 when GSCC was founded, the organization’s broad range of services and specialties, and how GSCC has grown to be one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Info contact: Colleen Cusack firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three Main Hall Cases: On view through August 29: Follow the journey of your food from seed to plate with Newton Community Farm, the last working farm in Newton! Learn how community, sustainability and education are the secret ingredients to how you can make a difference locally and globally. For more information contact Reva Haselkorn at email@example.com or visit newtoncommunityfarm.org.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Displays: On View through August 30: Learn about Ukraine from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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