Displays & Exhibits
Art exhibits may be viewed in the Community Room. Displays are in locked cases in our vestibule. Coordinated with Kathleen Palmer, Volunteer.
The library seeks local artists who would like to exhibit their work. If you have something that you would like to loan for library display, or if you’re interested in exhibiting your artwork or collections, please call Madelyn English at 908-766-0118 or click here to email.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
On view: July 1 – August 20, 2016
Neela Pushparaj is a 74-year-old grandmother and a retired pathologist who began taking lessons in painting at the age of 49. Her favorite way of painting is to add colors to wet or damp paper and allow shapes to emerge from them by picking them out with negative painting. She likes to use a lot of color in her work, particularly in her florals which range from semi-abstract to totally abstract. “Painting is an integral part of my life,” she says, “It is an expression of my joy in everything I see.”
On view: September 2-29, 2016
“It’s the journey, not the destination,” says Chatham artist Michael Martin, “A lifelong pursuit of painting has guided my expression goals.” Mr. Marin focuses exclusively on oil painting enjoying the inspiration from many of the old masters. The adventure of applying paint to a canvas provides the inspiration to this artist. “I use palette knives at key points in the painting in order to let the colors mix visually,” he says, “Keep the shadows cool and transparent, but apply opaque highlights. The painting has to move the viewer. Landscapes, still-lifes, portraits…I enjoy them all.”