Gallery: Neo Pop by Christiane Wallace
By: C. Wallace
Seeing the irony and humor in images from advertisements for drug, hardware and grocery stores, artist Christiane Wallace uses them as the basis of her paintings. To her the images reflect the preoccupations of our consumer society. Her selections are enlarged with a projector onto the canvas. Adjustments are made to the composition which is then built up with layers of color. Her show, Neo Pop, will be on view in the Newton Free Library Gallery from March 2-28.
Christiane Wallace received her BFA from RISD during which time she was awarded a scholarship to the Yale Summer School of Art. Over the course of her career she has shown work at galleries in Providence, East Lansing Michigan and at NYU's Grey Gallery. She has had one-person shows at the Via Gallery, the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College and Elias Fine Art. At present she is represented by 13 FOREST where she participated in a three-person show in October.
Reception: Monday, March 4, 7:00 pm
By: J. Utter
The joy of photography is what brings together members of the Newton Camera Club. Their annual print show will be held at the Newton Free Library in the Main Hall from March 2-28. The public is welcome to meet the photographers and view the show at an opening reception on Monday, March 4 at 7:00 pm.
The Camera Club's annual event showcases some of the best work produced by club members, with a variety of photographic subjects and approaches. The Club's photographers range from novice to professional, but all share a passion for photography, whether through capturing nature's many moods, the varied forms and expressions of human subjects or through the delight in capturing some little detail that most would not notice. For more information www.newtoncameraclub.org.
Teen Gallery: A Snapshot of Newton South Arts
By: J. Barbash-Taylor
A Snapshot of Newton South Arts, Newton South High School's spring show, will be on view in the second floor Teen Gallery from spring through early fall 2013 and includes a variety of media. A lively opening reception with food provided by Whole Foods Market is planned for Saturday, March 16 at 3:00 pm. The Magic Flutes, an ensemble of Newton students who perform choir style under the leadership of Waban flute teacher Deborah Charness with Lynne Krayer-Luke, will delight us with their music as part of the festivities. The public is welcome. The library thanks Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Co. in Newton, who provided the frames for the show cost-free, and members of the Newton Camera Club who hung the show.
Atrium display cases
Atrium 1: Spring Fling is almost here! The Library Lover's event will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 6:30 pm.
Atrium 2: See historic images of Auburndale and learn how the railroad, land speculators and local institutions transformed the Newton village from an agricultural community to a commuter suburb. Click here for informaton on the related Thursday, March 7, 7:00 pm program.
Learn about organic gardening in a display sponsored by Green Decade/Newton. Get started on planting an organic garden; produce compost to nourish your garden; get suggestions for plantings and chemical-free gardening products. Info at: greendecade.org.
Art exhibition information
Are you interested in exhibiting your artwork at the Library? The Newton Free Library presents monthly exhibits by regional artists in the Gallery and Main Hall of the main library, a state-of-the-art facility which 11,000 people visit weekly. Please click here for more information.
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