Library to Hold Opening Reception for Latest Teen Art Gallery Exhibit

The opening reception will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m.


The following is a press release issued by the Newton Free Library:

The Newton Free Library is delighted to announce the opening of Newton North High School’s third annual fall show in our Teen Art Gallery located on the second floor adjacent to our dedicated Teen section. Prints and Masks from Newton North High School will be on view from fall 2012 through early spring 2013. A lively opening reception with food provided by Whole Foods Market is planned for Wednesday, October 17 at 4:00 and will include a gallery tour. The Magic Flutes, an ensemble of Newton High School flutists who perform choir style under the leadership of Waban flute teacher Deborah Charness, will delight us with their music as part of the festivities. The group has played locally, and in Symphony Hall, and was featured in The Boston Globe last March. The public is welcome to attend this special event.

The gallery walls will feature prints from Newton North High students in the Art Major 1 course. Using a poem for inspiration, they created images that emphasize line and texture. In addition to basic block printing, the pieces show a variety of techniques including collage, drawing back into the image, overlapping prints and using watercolors to enhance the image.

Showing in the two display cases adjacent to the gallery will be a series of masks created by students in the Art Major 1 course. After looking at masks from all over world and from many cultures, they were asked to create their own original mask using the concept of an “Emotion” or “Element” as their inspiration.

The library wishes to extend its gratitude to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Co. in Newton, who generously donated his time, and provided the frames and mats cost-free, and to members of the The Newton Art Association who hung the show.

Gallery Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For more information call the Newton Free Library at 617-796-1360. All programs are free and open to the public, parking is free. The Newton Free Library is handicap accessible.


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