The Library is fortunate to have partnerships with the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, which provides our Gallery, and the Summit Public Art Committee, which provides the Art on the Lawn. Please click below for more information on the latest exhibitions.
The current exhibition in the Gallery is Linda Jacobs: Vantage Points. April 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017.
The artist says of her work:
Capturing the movement of light and shadow from an uncommon vantage point reveals the beautiful and unexpected within the familiar. The texture of a building façade, seen from below, is reminiscent of the wings of a bird. An unfinished building, viewed from within, frames a familiar skyline as an abstraction. The underside of a bridge reveals girders and utility cables exploding in a celebration of line and color.
The goal of my photographs is to make these moments tangible. By seeking out unusual vantage points, I discover occasions of visual delight, expressed in color, pattern, light and shadow.
I received a Bachelor of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University, and reside in Maplewood, New Jersey. My photographs have been exhibited at the Monmouth Museum, Viridian Artists in Chelsea, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts, Arts Guild New Jersey, Studio Montclair Galleries, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, The Watchung Arts Center, and Paper Mill Playhouse.
The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours. The Gallery is a public-private partnership of the Summit Free Public Library and Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Funding for the gallery was provided by a grant from the Summit Area Foundation. For more information on the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, please visit www.artcenternj.org.