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Art Exhibits Archive

Landscapes In Its Barest form by Ruth LaGue

Joint Opening Reception, Thursday, July 11, 7:00 pm, Gallery, on view July 2-30: The incredible vastness of the wild landscape of Ruth LaGue’s childhood growing up in Alaska showed her that she was a small part of something much larger than herself. Traveling through India in her twenties, she became consumed by the landscape of the spirit — that limitless interior universe that lives in each of us. The marriage of the two experiences ignited a lifelong quest to connect the outer and inner within her paintings. To her, landscapes represent fragments of time that will never be again. She wants her viewers to imagine themselves within the landscape, recalling a memory or pausing to remember their wholeness.  

Regarding Fire by Linda T. Hurd

Joint Opening Reception, Thursday, July 11, 7:00 pm, Main Hall, on view July 2-30: Through watercolor painting and writing, Linda Hurd sheds light on subjects such as learning differences, choices, personal growth and their impact on our lives and families. She presents a unique way to see and talk about these dynamic topics.

The powerful theme of Fire has become a metaphor for Linda Hurd. We live and want to be safe. When damage happens—physically or emotionally—we need help. The process of acceptance and recovery can take a long time with pauses and challenges. The burned house was repaired and will be different than it was before. It will be a useful and strong building again; one that was transformed through stages of repair, both inside and outside.

Displays July 2019

Teen Gallery, on view through fall 2019: At any given moment during the academic year, Newton fifth grade and Middle School visual arts students are developing their creativity and building artistic skills. This exhibition is an accurate reflection of their work. The library wishes to extend its gratitude to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Co., 303 Auburn St., Auburndale, who generously provided the frames.

Displays on view through July 30:

Atrium 1: Learn about our STEAM Expo (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) which will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 12 noon – 3:00 pm.

Atrium 2: Blast off with Out of This World: Summer 2019, our summer reading program for kids, tweens and teens! Visit newtonfreelibrary.net/summer for more information and to register.

Three Main Hall cases: Are you a recycling expert or does the whole process baffle you? As technology and commodity markets change, the recycling system evolves. Refresh your recycling skills for both curbside collection and the drop-off options available to Newton residents. Info here.

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