Steven Meyer’s “Landscapes & Critters”
ARTIST RECEPTION – Saturday January 6th from 1pm to 3pm
Newfane Artist Steven Meyer will display a selection of his recent artwork at The Crowell Gallery in Newfane, Vermont for the month of January. His work depicts mostly local farmstead scenes from the West River Valley. Of particular interest has been the Retreat Farm with it’s eclectic mix of barns and outbuildings. For years, Steven focused on oil painting but recently made a change. “I wanted to get away from the fumes. So for the past two years, I have worked exclusively with india ink on Yupo paper. I love to draw and compose. This medium suits me perfectly right now. It also allows for lots of spontanaity and unplanned surface patterns that are really interesting.” Meyer explained.
This is especially evident in his critters. Meyer has designed lots of toys for Mary Meyer Stuffed Toys in Townshend, a company named for his grandmother. “The critters develop quickly. Often, I barely have an idea what the character will look like until the ink begins to flow.” Steven creates his work with brushes, squeegees, spray bottle, Q-tips, steel wool, paper towels, and other assorted materials (mostly from the hardware store). Stop into the Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library for a visual treat you’re sure to enjoy.
Santa is returning to the library to visit our kids – Saturday, December 9th at 10:30am!
He will read his favorite story and hand out presents.
October 20th from 7pm to 9pm
Bob Zentz and Jeanne McDougall Zentz return to Moore Free Library for a concert of folk music and “edu-tainment” on Friday, October 20 at 7pm. Bob is a singer of songs about people, places and times gone by, a teller of the tales behind the songs he sings and a scholar of the evolution of homemade music. From traditional Celtic ballads and sea chanteys to science fiction songs and poetry set to music, the evening’s selections will be chosen from Bob’s vast repertoire of more than 2,000 songs. Bob brings to every performance a variety of instruments ranging from the more common guitar and concertina to the more unusual hurdy-gurdy and his one inch harmonica. Bob and Jeanne effortlessly weave vocals, instruments, anecdotes, humor, humanity and history into an evening of pure musical fun and entertainment.
Admission : $15 for adults $12 for seniors/students
Don’t forget! The Friends of the Library annual Book Sale is Saturday, September 30th from 9am to 4pm. This year is the 25th anniversary of this fabulous book sale.
Start your holiday shopping early by stopping in at Union Hall on West Street in Newfane. Over 2500 titles, some “like new” will be available to you.
This is the major fundraiser for Friends of the Moore Free Library and will benefit their efforts to further improve library spaces and programming. Please call the Library 802-365-7948 or email email@example.com for more information.
Kathie Gatto-Gurney Tangled Roots Rising
Crowell Gallery – September 2017
Artist Reception : Thursday, September 7th from 5pm to 7pm
Kathie Gatto-Gurney’s Tangled Roots Rising, a new sculpture installation, will be on display in Moore Free Library’s Crowell Art Gallery during the month of September.
The tangled branches and interwoven grotto-like clay sculptures, ranging from one to four feet high, were inspired by Gatto-Gurney’s childhood moments spent in silence alongside Catholic statues.
Gatto-Gurney’s work as a ceramic sculptor is influenced by her experience as a dancer. Her goal is to translate fluid motion into solid form, so that it bends and twists from all perspectives. She considers the positive and negative spaces and allows the intuitive process to guide her discoveries. Her process seeks to find the aliveness between something improvisational and something composed.
A short video of Gatto-Gurney’s modern dance, her former means of expression, will play at the reception on September 7th.
Friends of the Moore Free Library present a wonderful program from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum ~
Thursday AUGUST 24
7 to 8 pm
Observe wild animals! Examine skulls & furs! Talk to a wildlife specialist!
A variety of live animals will be on hand to put a face to the challenges Northeastern wildlife must rise to meet. Museum staff will also bring furs, skulls and other artifacts for an exploration of our local fauna.