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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."

Exhibition: Stephanie S. Lee: Back to Circle

Monday Aug 1, 2016 Wednesday Aug 31, 2016

For the month of August, the Library presents Stephanie S. Lee’s exhibition Back to Circle, a collection of 15 paintings inspired by the circle which often appears in Korean folk art paintings symbolizing the sun and moon. Lee explains that she believes the circle is the most complete and perfect shape, as it encompasses harmony and reincarnation. She points to the natural phenomenon where a rigid cliff breaks down and becomes a round particle of sand and the fact that all living subjects derive from one round cell to emphasize the circle’s completeness. The circle suggests various philosophical meanings to the artist, such as beginnings and ends, life and evolution. In Lee's paintings, these ideas are condensed into circles, depicted with simple and subtle strength.

Lee uses Korean folk art’s unique and colorful methods to depict coexisting fundamentals that travel from past to modern times. In this exhibition, Lee expresses philosophical paths returning to the essence through the shape of a circle. Life and death, ideal and reality, Ying and Yang: the relationship of all harmoniously coexisting things are contained inside the circle.

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