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Exhibit - The Piermont Marsh: Printmaking by Student Artists Grades 4-9

Friday Jan 2, 2015 Saturday Jan 31, 2015

Artist's Reception, Wednesday, January 14th at 4:30 - 5:30 PM

For the fall semester, the Library hosted a special series of art classes for kids: Artists-in-Residence at the Piermont Library and Piermont Marsh. This special series was funded by a grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and taught by Alexis Starke.

Students became Artists-in-Residence, exploring the Piermont Marsh, Sparkill Creek, and Hudson River, taking photographs and sketching along the way. They then used the photographs and sketches as references for a number of printmaking projects using monotype, blockprinting, and photo-transfer. Approximately 11,000 years old, the 1000 acre Piermont Marsh is an ecologically unique component of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. The grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation provided students with cameras, monotype gel printing plates, block printing carving tools, brayers and printing inks. The class is culminating with January's Art Exhibit at the Library.

Exhibit - Captured: The Sun & the Moon, and Sky - Charcoals by Terry Straus

Sunday Feb 1, 2015 Saturday Feb 28, 2015

Artist's Reception: Sunday, February 1st, from 2:00 to 4:00PM

For the month of February, the Library will exhibit recent charcoals by local artist Terry Straus. Straus's work examines her suburban surroundings, combining landscape and pop art elements. She explains, "I interrupt atmospheric sky-scapes with pure color and hard edged graphics. I dissect the modern landscape's deep space with black glossy line. My paintings use familiar objects such as road-signs, street-lights, and wires to express the menacing, subversive, and dissolute vibe in today's suburbs." Straus sites both JMW Turner and Robert Indiana as inspirations. An opening reception for Straus's show will be Sunday, February 1st, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Straus studied art at The Cooper Union High School Scholarship Program, FIT, Queens College, and Brooklyn College. She is a life member and recipient of an Artist in Residence Scholarship of the Art Students League. She worked for the advertising house Della Femina, Travisano, and Partners and was Assistant Art Director on Forum Magazine. Straus taught art in the New York City public schools, helping inner city children pass the New York State Art Regents, exhibit their work, and gain admission to college programs. She lives in the Hudson Valley and has a studio at Garner Arts.

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