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Exhibit: Daily Drawing by costume designer Annie Hickman

Wednesday Jun 1, 2016 Thursday Jun 30, 2016

Opening reception: Sunday, June 5, 2 - 4 p.m.

During the month of June, the library is proud to present Daily Drawing by costume designer Annie Hickman. Ms. Hickman, a former Piermont resident, now lives in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Her art career has evolved around the artistry of basketry, costumes of insects and other creatures, combined with her flamboyant style of dance, yoga and performance art. She has performed her own shows for festivals, schools, theaters, Botanical gardens and zoos.

She and her husband, Allynn Gooen, have collaborated on several productions that have taken them to far away lands. Ms. Hickman has taught yoga for many years and she specializes in Ashtanga yoga and Fairy Tale yoga for kids. She currently teaches yoga and arts and crafts at NYU's Langone Medical Center to children with brain tumors.

This exhibit of Daily Line Drawings marks a leap away from Ms. Hickmans's costume designing career into a new medium- pen on paper. Ms. Hickman finds the drawing process to be relaxing and playful. By embracing art as a daily ritual it is framed in an exploratory and journalistic atmosphere where Ms Hickman marvels at the process- is it meditation? Is it medicine? Or is it just plain fun?

The reception, which will be held on Sunday, June 5th, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, will include a workshop demonstration at 3:00pm for children and adults, markers and paper will be provided. Balloon Wizard Allynn Gooen, Ms. Hickman’s husband, will enchant and delight the little ones with his colorful balloon artistry at 3:30pm.

Exhibit - Lauren Rudolph: The Art of Connection Through Portraiture

Friday Jul 1, 2016 Saturday Jul 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 10, 2:00 - 4:00PM

For the month of July, the Library will exhibit the portraits of Nyack resident Lauren Rudolph in The Art of Connection Through Portraiture. Created in a variety of media from pencil to charcoal to watercolor- and often at the rate of one a day- Rudolph's portraits are fresh and expressive. Rudolph's subject matter is diverse- family, friends, figures in the news, figures from history, artists in every field. Yet the portaits are united by her distinct style and and desire to capture the essence of her subjects.

As Rudolph writes, "I create to connect. I connect to myself through artistic expression and I connect to others through telling their stories and sharing the vision. Art is a vehicle for growth and brings me closer every day to essence of who I am. I have always chosen portraiture as my subject matter because I am fascinated by the human spirit. There are so many layers to see and to work through. I am committed to my art and I am inspired to use my creative voice."

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