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Art Exhibits Archive

The library may be closed to the public, though our "virtual art galleries" are open! We feature two artists every month and encourage you to send comments to the artists as well as the library.

For What It's Worth

You Me and Everyone We Know

Here There and Everywhere

You Are Here

Things We Said Today

Where Do We Go From Here?

Wish You Were Here

You Wouldn't See Me

New Year's Day

Down To You

Hello GoodBye

With Or Without You

Artist Shannon Slattery

Virtual Show with works by Shannon Slattery: 

We hope you will enjoy browsing these acrylic and masoninte pieces by May 2020 artist, Shannon Slattery. Contact Shannon sksjjg@verizon.net or visit her website.

Artist Statement: These paintings are inspired by the landscape around my summer home in Maine, the rhythm of the trunks and the rugged terrain. The trees cling to the ground, struggling to hold on, and they represent to me the connection to the earth and nature that is essential.

Gallery

Willow

Arenal

Eitan

Merle

Paul

Igor

Diana

Allen

Kahled

Mauro

Matt

Artist Dan Pinnolis

Virtual Show with works by Dan Pinnolis. 

We hope you will enjoy browsing these graphite on paper works by May 2020 artist, Dan Pinnolis on his website. Contact: dpinnolis@gmail.com

Artist Statement: I initially began this portrait series while backpacking alone through Central America. At the time, I was feeling lonely and anxious and thought drawing might make me more approachable to strangers. My plan for meeting and sparking conversations with people did not ultimately end up working but, I found an unexpected gift within the drawing. Hyper focusing on creating detailed representations of people became a meditative process for me and enabled me to ease my anxiety. It worked so well, that I continue this practice to present day.

 

Teen Gallery

Keep in mind our Teen Gallery for when the library reopens to the public. Currently on view is a delightful show with works by students from both Newton North and Newton South High Schools!

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)