Now on view at the Patchogue-Medford Library is the solo exhibit Paintings by Paul Jay Edelson. The series of abstract works are inspired by the artist’s appreciation for nature, specifically landscapes and seascapes. Through his artwork, Edelson strives to communicate his enthusiasm for the natural world as well as inspire a similar notion of feeling into his audience.[Read more…]
Now on view at the Patchogue-Medford Library is the solo exhibit Drawings by Jeanette Martone. The series of graphic work was inspired by Martone’s humanitarian efforts in the developing world. Each drawing captures a moment in time, in which the artist reveals the inner grace and beauty of her subjects that are found in the minute details of their environment. The images brings awareness to the common linkage of our humanity and the fragility of culture.
About the Artwork
The drawings stem from photographs taken by the artist during her travels to several countries in the developing world. In one work, Summer on the Sidewalk, Martone captures two school-aged girls interacting with one-another on a residential street. The children ignore the artist – and by extension the viewer – as they remain focused on each other. We do not see the younger girl’s face and the overt ambiguity of their interaction leaves us wondering what is taking place. Despite what can be inferred from their environment –the truck with the open hood in the background, and the girl’s bare feet –the pair project a joyful innocence that inspires a message of hope.[Read more…]
The Library is proud to present Landscapes & Still Lifes, a group exhibit featuring the artwork of select members of the Long Island Watercolorists. The Long Island Watercolorists are a group of of local artists that participate in weekly watercolor classes taught by Paul Padovano. The pastoral images of barns, seascapes, and flowers remind us to appreciate the simple things in life as they often bring us the most joy.[Read more…]
The Library is proud to present Turn the Page, a solo exhibit featuring the artwork of Children’s Librarian Elaine Perez. The exhibit is on view in the Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery and features black-and-white photos of library programs and community events. Each picture celebrates the Patchogue-Medford community and speaks to the inclusive nature of the diverse programs and events that brings our neighborhood together.[Read more…]