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Gallery Exhibition: Paper Playgrounds, Canvas Carnivals & Other Oddities by Meagan J. Meehan

Wednesday Mar 1, 2017 Friday Mar 31, 2017

Artist's Reception: Sunday, March 5th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

For the month of March, the Library will exhibit Paper Playgrounds, Canvas Carnivals & Other Oddities by Meagan J. Meehan in the gallery. This exhibition seeks to promote joy, happiness, and playfulness. Amid the stresses of everyday life, the artwork of Meagan J. Meehan aims to be an amusing distraction: a means of delighting, entertaining, or even shocking viewers into smiling, pondering, and—at the very least—looking. The artwork seeks to invoke peoples’ perceptions and enable them to enter a world where there is no right or wrong, up or down, left or right, back or front; instead, there is only imagination and creativity. The exhibition seeks to provoke audiences to embrace the unusual, the colorful, and the joyful. It aims to play with the viewers’ perceptions, enlighten them to the shapes present in common (recycled) objects, and—most importantly—provide enjoyment.

Meehan is a published author, poet, and cartoonist as well as a produced playwright. She pens columns for the Great South Bay Magazine, Examiner, and AXS. She is also a stop-motion animator and an award-winning abstract artist. Meehan holds a Bachelor’s in English Literature and a Master’s in Communication. She is an animal advocate and a fledgling toy and game designer.

Says Meehan,

"I am an abstract artist whose work is bright and colorful. I am inspired by the colorful artwork of Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse and other masters of the abstract. My work aims to combat the darkness and negativity in the world by showcasing cheerfulness, playfulness, creativity and imagination. If someone looks at my art and smiles, then it has fulfilled its purpose."

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