Gallery: Light and Land by Ronald Wilson
by R. Wilson
Of his Light and Land series photographer Ronald Wilson says, “Light is the essence of photography. The word itself is derived from two Greek words meaning 'to draw with light.' Light has color. Light has shape. Light has direction. Light is not static.” As a photographer he enjoys close contact with nature which has made him intimately aware of the potential of light and its ability to transform an image and make it “sing”. He uses photography to capture the details that give shape and form to land, striving to communicate the wonder resonating from a special moment in time. Light and Land will be on view in the Gallery from January 3-30.
Ronald Wilson holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art. For over 30 years he has photographed landscapes all over New England, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland and Greece. He has enjoyed success on the art show circuit and is the owner of Wilson Gallery in Post Square in downtown Plymouth.
by A. Horvitz
Alison Horvitz's paintings are informed by a desire to control chaos and find some sense of order in her life and on the canvas. Her works begin with basic elements of color, shape, line, texture and overall composition. As the paintings evolve she thinks about non-representational painting. How does abstract painting become meaningful? How does the viewer engage in the work, especially when the artist purposefully denies historical and formal methods of painting? Uncovering the Past will be on view in the Main Hall from January 3-30.
Alison Horvitz studied painting at Boston University, Rhode Island School of Design and University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Most recently her work was selected to be in the Danforth Museum's annual juried Off The Wall exhibit. She is represented by Galatea Fine Art in Boston where she will have a solo exhibit in July 2013. Alison has been awarded Artist Stipends from the Fall River Cultural Council from 2009 to 2012 and is the founder of Fall River Open Studios.
Teen Gallery:Masks and Prints from Newton North
By: K. Shi
Masks and Prints from Newton North High School will be on view through early spring 2013 in our second floor Teen Gallery. The show features prints which hang on the gallery walls and masks which are shown in the adjacent cases.
Atrium display cases
Atrium 1: The library's Legacy for Literacy program will be highlighting opportunities for volunteer tutors and learners. Info: 617-796-1364 or email email@example.com. Visit us at esl.newtonfreelibrary.net.
Atrium 2: This month's display will feature information about the Danforth Museum's retrospective exhibition on the Roxbury-born artist John Wilson. Be sure to attend the Thursday, January 24, 7:30 pm program when Museum Director Katherine French will speak on Boston Expressionism. Info at danforthmuseum.org.
The cases will contain works created by members of MIT's origami club, OrigaMIT. Club members share an interested in the art, mathematics and science of folding. Meetings are held very Sunday from 3:00-5:00 pm in the MIT Student Center at 77 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge and are open to the public. Info at: origamit.scripts.mit.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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