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.
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.”
Elaine Vollherbst worked in the art design field for more than thirty years. She works from her own photos and has a strong sense of design, composition, and color relationships. She began her career in New York City, at a company that produced paintings for the furniture market, where she also learned how to follow trends and look for home decor color schemes. She specializes in floral designs and animal portraits.