Glen Rock Library Centennial Year Art Exhibit
The featured works by our participating artists — from Glen Rock as well as neighboring towns — expressed their art/vision in ways best suited to their styles and temperaments, inspired by theme, story, characters, title, author, and anything else about books from 1922 that appealed to them.
The gallery experience was not only visually engaging, but educational — promoting literature and reading.
Reception recognizes 28 local artists inspired by 100-year-old classics
Enjoying refreshments (provided by the Friends of the Library) while admiring paintings, photographs, sculpture and poetry, local artists (see below) and their guests finished out the month-long display in the Gallery at a September 27 reception honoring their work.
To top off the evening, Centennial Year Art Exhibit Committee Members representing Arts Council and Gallery Friends awarded $50 gift certificates donated by exhibit sponsor Blick Art Materials to the artists featured below in the top row.
“When deciding on awards, the committee considered technique, creativity in matching the book, and the ability to instill emotion,” said Arts Council's John Blackman, chair of the Library Centennial Exhibit committee. “We had a variety of Velveteen Rabbits, giant sea snails from Dr. Doolittle, and even Beatrix Potter’s Cecily Parsley,” said committee member Amanda Marcalus, Art Curator, Glen Rock Library.
Photos courtesy of Patti McHugh
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