Joint Opening, Thursday, August 1, 7:00 pm, Gallery, on view August 1-29: Bruce Wilson is a fine arts photographer whose work reflects his interest in humans interacting with one another and their environment. The photographs in Fog and Flow were made during the 2018 exhibition of multiple “fog sculptures” by Fujiko Nakaya that was installed in five locations along Boston’s Emerald Necklace, a series of parks designed by Frederick Law Olmstead bordering several neighborhoods in the city. The installation commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. At selected times, local musicians and dancers performed in and around the fog. The beauty, play and calm Bruce Wilson saw in the sculptures inspired him to visit many times to make the images seen in this series.
Joint Opening, Thursday, August 1, 7:00 pm, Main Hall, on view August 1-29: Studio 7 presents works that honor personal associations with the physical, emotional and metaphysical spaces in their lives. Some pieces portray relationships with exterior environments, cultural, social and political influences, while others explore interior dimensions of memory, imagination, emotion, home, spirituality and dreams. Members of Studio 7 have been working and exhibiting together for many years under the mentoring of long-time artist and educator, Sally Santosuosso of Lexington. This show includes an eclectic assortment of collages, prints, drawings, paper cut outs, weaving and photography. (Image by: S. Partridge)
The Studio 7 artists are:
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 August 29:
Atrium 1: Does summer inspire music in your life? Be sure to visit the library’s second floor Music Center! Whether you attend an outdoor concert, stream favorites, play CDs, compose, perform or practice, the library’s music collection offers many choices. We even loan out musical instruments!
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: View beautiful Chinese paper cuts created by award-winning paper-cutter, Quinten Jin. Learn the art of Chinese paper-cutting at one of our two workshops in August.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Nepal from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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