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,Expressions in Bold Color by Amelia McGovern, April 1 through May 31, 2018. The artist says of her work:
Color ignites my imagination. From my first box of Crayola 64s at the age of 3, to my current eclectic toolbox of pastels, color has delighted my senses and animated my world.
Starting with photography as a teenager, I then branched out to mosaic work; first with picassiette, then using found objects and stained glass. I installed mosaic floors, walls, and backsplashes as well as mirrors, small furniture, and picture frames. When my children were young and broken glass in my studio became a hazard, especially to little feet, I collected colorful beads from my travels and created unique jewelry. Examples of these can be found in the case to your right.
In 2010, I joined the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. After taking a photography course, I was persuaded to take a course called Paint it Your Way with Anne Kullaf. Under her patient guidance, I experimented with acrylic and oil before finding my true love: painting with pastels.
Pushing the limits of color is what interests me, and thinking of the possibilities gets me back to my easel every chance I find. I work from life whenever possible and feel emboldened to experiment as my evolution continues.
Appalachian Trail NJ. Pastel on Pastelmat.