Opening Reception, Thursday, Wednesday, December 4, 7:00 pm, on view December 3-30, Gallery: It has taken Paul Nathan many years to develop his ideas, techniques, the narrative and the goal of his art. Through these works he attempts to transmit pleasure to others. The artist enjoys including himself and his long-time companion into the fabulist environments and situations he creates as it adds to the feeling of a story. Ultimately his goal is to make people smile, laugh and go away feeling good!
On view December 3-30, Main Hall: A portrait can be anything from a public statement to a sentimental investigation. Either way, the challenge is to produce a presence that is revealing, but somewhat shrouded by undercurrents of mystery. Eugene Dorgan sets out to depict his subjects as thinking beings - characters touched by time and surrounded by their own personal space. He begins working from observation, but very early, defers to his imagination and visual training. Working this way allows him to react more artificially adding a breath of fiction to each piece.
Printmaking by Newton High School Students, Teen Area: Each year as part of their course of study, Newton’s high school students from both North and South engage in a printmaking project. Printmaking as an art form has been around since the 15th century and has deep artistic roots. Despite its traditional role, it is still practiced today and variations on the classic medium abound. An ensemble of student musicians will delight us with chamber music as part of the festivities. Refreshments will be served. The public is welcome to attend this special event. The show will be on view through spring 2020.
The library wishes to extend its gratitude to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Co. in Newton, who generously provided the frames cost-free, and to members of the Newton Art Association who hung the show. (Image by: C. Murray)
Displays on view through December 30:
Atrium 1 and 2: Learn about food insecurity in our community in a display sponsored by the Newton Food Pantry, an all volunteer, independent nonprofit that has been assisting Newton residents for over 36 years. Visit www.newtonfoodpantry.org or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Hall: Decorative needlework, an art form both practical and meditative, has been around for as long as there has been fabric. In the mid-20th century, women embroidered and appliqued pillow cases, dish towels, guest towels and more. Come see a private collection of these items - some beautiful, some witty and all little pieces of history. Info contact: email@example.com.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Austria from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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