Artists and writers are invited to meet for an evening of food and conversation. Get to know the artists and writers in our community and bring a dish to share. Join us Monday night, February 6, 6:30-7:30.
Join us on Sunday, February 5th, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm for an opening reception for Piermont Marsh Paintings by Robert Adzema.
This February, former Palisade resident and artist, Robert Adzema will be having an in person exhibition of his Piermont Marsh paintings at the Piermont Public Library. These energetic, landscapes watercolors capture the ever changing light, color and moods of the marsh throughout the four seasons. All the paintings were painted pleinair. (The French term plein air means out of doors and refers to the practice of painting entire finished pictures out of doors.)
The Piermont Marsh and Pier were magnetic and magical for Robert and became the central subject of his local landscape painting over the many years he lived here. He hopes you will come by and enjoy these lively paintings of a landscape we all love and cherish.
Stop by from 11 – 2 to find a new furry friend!
Create and Sip is coming up! Details and registration on our website events calendar at piermontlibrary.org
Join us in our latest Create and Sip Even for Adults with Alexis Starke. We will be escaping from the cold to create imaginary landscapes inspired by New Zealand artist, John Pule, born on the island of Niue in the South Pacific. Described by the Queensland Art Gallery as “one of the Pacific’s most significant artists,” Pule is also an accomplished poet and novelist.
Each participant will receive a goody bag with chocolates, a mini bottle of wine, paper, and inspiration images. This project works best with acrylic paints, but markers, oil pastels, or even colored pencils or crayons can work as well. Pule often uses a mix of materials and you can too. We can provide some acrylics in little containers if you wish. Our projects area always designed to be relaxed and beginner friendly but fun for all levels. This is a live virtual class.
All are invited to an opening reception on Sunday, January 8th, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm for our Art Show of the Month- Lauren Rudolph: Not All Who Wander Are Lost. Visit the exhibition throughout the month, anytime the library is open.
I think of myself as a creative explorer. I am on a quest of self discovery through art and the act of creating and responding. These past few years have in a way drawn me even deeper into this act of self reflection and learning. I use paint and pencil in the form of portraiture to answer questions that I am not sure I will know the answer to. I am driven by curiosity and the idea of, what if? I would say that these paintings were inspired by that question. Why if I try this? What if I do that? I feel like I am wandering a path that has no true destination, just light bulbs going on along the way. I love to live a creative life that feels somewhat open ended. Following the breadcrumbs. I don’t feel that this is an aimless pursuit though, because there are those moments of completion, and these paintings symbolize that to me. I love to express from where I am at the moment. Art is a living and breathing thing, an expression from the soul. Art is life and art is a journey. I’m grateful to be on that journey.