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The 2011 Yonkers Artists Showcase is an ongoing art exhibit put together with work from various painters, sculptors, and collage artists held at the Yonkers Riverfront Library Gallery. Some of the pieces in this show are truly fascinating and masterfully done, but I think the most interesting part may very well be its curator, Paul Greco, whose YouTube tage name is theuforoundtable, drawing some of his inspiration from crop circles. When speaking about his work, Greco states, “The origins of life and the unknown have inspired me and opened my mind to new possibilities of expression and creativity.”

I’m interested to learn more about his artistic perpective at this free art event happening through August 26th. We hope to see you there!

 

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“Like a hunter who waits quietly for life in the forest to show itself, I seek what the piece is saying and then respond intuitively. I do not know what it is or where, only that I am on the way, like taking a Sunday drive. One just feels out which road to take.” -Craig Usher

A native of Westchester, New York, Usher earned a BFA in Sculpture from SUNY Purchase College of Art and Design, and is currently working on a Master’s Degree of Fine Art in Sculpture. The Greenburgh Public Library in Elmsford, New York will be exhibiting Usher’s work through Spring 2012 and I highly encourage all of you to get out there and experience this wonderfully talented local artist. I have to say that I prefer his abstractions over his portrait work, but sometimes we have to leave behind what we have mastered in order to gain insight from something that gives us a greater challenge. I am excited to see what he will bring to the art world after he has completed his education, as he has already given so much thus far. His Infinite Wanderings Through Strange Places has notes of Umberto Boccioni’s Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, which is one of my favorite sculptural pieces, so Usher’s work makes me hopeful for the way he will be moving the sculptural community and inspiring the “next big thing” What’s really amazing is the chance to see so many of his pieces on display locally and for free. We hope to see you there!


"Rooftops of Burlington, VT" by Andew Mullen

The Ferguson Library, located in Stamford, Connecticut, with help from the Stamford Art Association, opened it’s Black and White and Shades of Grey exhibit July 14th. It will be open until October 6th and is on display in the main library.

The exhibit was juried by Tatiana Mori, curator for The Greenwich Arts Council in Greenwich, Connecticut and it is the fourth installment in the ongoing ‘Art at the Ferguson’ series, curated in cooperation with the Stamford Art Association. It will display works of forty artists, including Andrew Mullen, an artist, writer, and illustrator living in Black Rock, Connecticut. Library hours are  Monday through Thursday 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm, Friday 11am to 2pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm and the exhibit is open to the public.

Please come out to see the beautiful works of local artists for free!

Periodically, the Warner Library in Tarrytown, NY offers free film viewings. This Thursday, March 31 there will be a showing of Whip It, one the best films of 2009 in my opinion, and although it’s listed under the “Teen” section of the programs that the library offers I think this film can be healthily viewed by adults, too. Ellen Page gives a vivid performance of teenage angst and what it feels like to do what you need to do to be happy no matter what everyone around you says.

Based on the novel by Shauna Cross (which can be read for free, it is a library after all), Drew Barrymore does a wonderful job of bringing this story to the screen with the help of some hard-hitting, name-taking ladies onscreen right now: Kristin Wiig, Marcia Gay Harden, Juliette Lewis, Eve, and Zoe Bell just to name a few.

So if you’re in the mood for some pretty ladies on wheels, come down to Tarrytown and watch this film!

http://www.warnerlibrary.org/node/298

Free movies are my favorite kind of movies. I will watch almost ANY movie, especially if you tell me I don’t have to pay for it! This Tuesday, March 15th, the New Rochelle Public Library will be showing End of the Line from 7:00pm-9:00pm and it’s free to watch! This film first premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and has been inspiring sustainable fishing and eating of fish ever since. Sited as “The Inconvenient Truth about oceans” by The Economist, End of the Line dives into the practices of fishing life and what will happen to the wildlife if our eating habits don’t change.

You can learn more about promoting a sustainable fish market at http://www.fish2fork.com and by participating in the awareness that is being driven by this film. All you have to do is show up.

The New Rochelle Public Library http://www.nrpl.org

End of the Line http://www.endoftheline.com