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Art Exhibits Archive

The Rhythm of Chinese Painting by Mike Mei

Opening Reception, Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 pm, on view June 4-27, Gallery: For Mike Mei rhythm is at the core of art. Branches of trees are always staggered, vines are the same way. They interlace with each other to form a relationship, to kiss, to rely. Branches are small and large, short and long, curved and straight, inside and outside, above or below. They are covered by the sun, the rain, they have shadows and show up different colors…they create so many lovely rhythms with Mother Nature as the poet. Mike Mei’s love of this way of interpreting nature is what inspired him to make these paintings.

Bibelots: Small Objects of Curiosity by Judith Ferrara

Opening Reception, Wednesday, June 5, 7:00 pm, on view June 4-27, Main Hall: Judith Ferrara’s work embraces a variety of subjects and techniques. Stylized shapes and patterns dominate her art, which is frequently expressed in series. Bibelots: Small Objects of Curiosity is the fourth and most recent iteration of her ink and pencil series, which began in 2009. This series is made on 6” x 6” x 2” clay boards. The 2-inch cradle extends designs onto the sides, creating box-like pieces. Each small area is an evocative abstract composition, bursting with shapes that dance, collide and come to rest in a harmonious, complex design.

Displays June 2019

Teen Gallery, on view through spring 2019: Based on the theme of the Portrait, each piece showcases some of the many ways in which the human image is interpreted and presented. Pieces in this show are from both Newton North and Newton South High Schools. Frames by Abraxis Framing in Auburndale.

Displays on view through June 27:

Atrium 1 and 2: Learn how the Newton Conservators promotes and preserves Newton’s natural areas. Join a walk to observe vernal pool wildlife in Webster Woods. Help remove invasive plants that crowd out natural vegetation. Learn about the work to develop new trails along the Charles River to close the gap between the Blue Heron Trail at Lyons's Park in Auburndale and Newton Lower Falls and beyond. Visit Newton Conservators for more information.

Main Hall Cases: Learn about the City of Newton's Resource Recovery Center in a display sponsored by the City of Newton's Sustainable Materials Management Division and Recycling Committee. Discover the ins and outs of Newton's drop-off recycling and reuse programs. Visit  or email: recycling@newtonma.gov.

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