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Gallery Exhibition: Postcards from South Africa: Paintings by Margaret Grace

Sunday Mar 4, 2018 Saturday Mar 31, 2018

Cape Town Hillside

Cape Town Hillside by Margaret Grace

For the Month of March, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents Postcards from South Africa: Paintings by Margaret Grace. A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, March 4th, from 2 - 4 PM.

Piermont artist Margaret Grace will be exhibiting small South African landscape paintings at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Library in March, 2018. Ms. Grace maintained residence in Cape Town for many years, and produced a group of small paintings, “postcards,” of both intimate landscapes and broad vistas. Her subjects are in the Western Cape, from Cape Town to the Karoo and winelands to the north and west. “I have a great appreciation of the beauty of the Hudson Valley and the Hudson River is central to my life as an artist. But there is an important place in my visual life for Cape Town. The Western Cape of South Africa is lush, arid, harsh and tender all at once. Blue and purple mountains of the Western Cape seem to crack to the surface. The sky is often an intense blue, marked by wild looking clouds shaped by wind blowing from Antarctica. I have been captivated by this place for more than a decade and am pleased to share my visual notes, my “South African Postcards,” with my Piermont neighbors.

April Exhibition: Art is Fun: New Work by John VandenOever

Monday Apr 2, 2018 Monday Apr 30, 2018

For the month of April, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents Art is Fun: New Work by John VandenOever.

A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, April 8th, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. All are welcome.

John VandenOever is a painter, photographer, songwriter, musician, and writer, in addition to his work as pastor of the Reformed Churches in Piermont (30 years) and Nyack (2 years). After a B.A. in music in his native Iowa and an M.Div. from New Brunswick Seminary in New Jersey, he studied painting and drawing at Queens College/CUNY. His work has been shown at numerous galleries and art centers around New York City and in the U.K. and finds its way to his beloved Piermont Library every few years.

VandenOever describes this exhibition as follows, "In recent years, I was occupied with painting still lifes focused on odd arrangements, sometimes with reflective elements, and photographs emphasizing unusual events of light including reflections in windows and puddles. All the while I was piling up junk materials and found objects, bits of stone, kitchen utensils, discarded shutters, cigar boxes, river jetsam, small toys. Late last spring, these materials suddenly seemed to suggest projects which would unite them in ways which made me laugh. As I tackled one piece after another, it became clear that the common thread in them, from large painting to interactive assemblage to tiny sculpture, was that twist of the mind’s expectations which is the heart of humor. I’m glad to say this year of work, together with some earlier pieces that fit the bill, reflect the joy and gratitude I feel most days. Art, like life, is fun."

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