Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Art Exhibit @ the Main Library

In September 2013, the main library's Community Room will feature the exhibit, "Sunflowers" by Celine Pedemonti.

Ms. Pedemonti began her study of drawing and painting in 1952 at the age of 5 at the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, Connecticut. From this young age, art, as well as the in depth study of Art History became her passion. Her studies encompassed private art classes in grammar school and college preparatory courses in high school, earning her a seat at the University of Hartford, School of Fine Art. She continued her studies privately in Michigan, then entered Nazareth’s College Fine Art Degree Program in Rochester, New York, completing her Degree from Tyler Art School in Newtown, Pennsylvania. She has exhibited her work in juried shows and galleries in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Most rewarding of her achievements is being represented in private collections.

This exhibit is best described in her own words: "Years ago, I ‘fell in love’ with the sunflower's bold contrasts. My admiration naturally grew when I learned it had been used for medicine, food, beauty products, cloth dyes and its stems for building materials and fuel.  Fascinated, I searched and found a flourishing field of bright yellow petal, deep green-leaf, chocolate-centered sunflowers. In this setting, I studied, sketched, photographed and painted this enchanting annual. Year after year, my still lifes of sunflowers graced my homes - summer and winter - resulting in this fun exhibit of God’s beautiful handiwork. I continue to analyze and compare my natural works with abstract expressive renditions - an oeuvre of imaginative sharing in color where, I feel, the more textured surface canvas lends itself to a deeper truthful rendering."

Items on display are available for purchase. Please contact the artist using the information provided alongside the exhibit in the Community Room.

"Sunflowers" will be on display for the month of September. Please review the library's event calendar and hours of operation before viewing the exhibit.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

February Art Exhibit @ the Main Library

"Beauty of Art" by local artist Naveena Gulappa will on display in the hallway gallery on the library's main floor for the month of February.  An art teacher and henna artist, Naveena will show a variety of mixed media pieces that use unique materials such as micro-beads, glitter, fabric paints, rhinestones, and card stock paper. The end result is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

Items included in the "Beauty of Art" collection are available for sale. Be sure to visit the gallery space before the show ends on February 28.

Monday, January 7, 2013

January Art Exhibit @ the Main Library

With two art spaces in the main library, we are always thrilled when we can tell you about the simultaneous art exhibits taking place during any given month.  In the month of January, we also have a show hanging in the community art space in our main hallway, where we have a variety of hand-hooked rugs on display made by local rug hookers.

Rugs as works of art? Yes!

These beautiful, handmade rugs will be on display until the end of January.  Once you see them, you'll be hooked!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

January Art Exhibit @ the Main Library

Quilter Diane Cadrain will exhibit her handmade quilts in the main library's community room for the month of January 2013.  This exhibition, entitled, Natural Inspirations, takes, as the name implies, its inspirations from the natural beauty in the everyday things and places that may seem ordinary to one person's view, but are extraordinary to an artist's eye.  With names such as, "Lunch Among the Cabbages," "Serious Sushi," and "Jack 'O Lantern Mushrooms," each quilt is as unique as its title, and the detail and whimsy in each handcrafted piece make each one its own original work of art.

These one-of-a-kind quilts are available for purchase.  Contact information for the artist can be obtained from the Information Services Desk on Level 2 of the main library.