Olive Free Library
Olive Free Library’s Exhibitions
BETWEEN WIND AND WATER
The Olive Free Library Association is very pleased to present the exhibition Between Wind and Water showcasing the works of seventeen visual artists, writers, and photographers who traveled together to Orkney, Scotland. Many of the pieces were completed in Scotland where artists worked in plein air, and were invited to share space at the printshop in Stromness. Each of the pieces illustrates the artist’s unique reflection on the Orkney landscape where wind and water and sky dominate. The show will run from May 22 through July 10, with an opening on Saturday, May 22 from 2 – 4 pm.
The trip to Orkney was led by Kate McGloughlin and assisted on the island by Jeanne Bousa Rose, whose work is also included in the show. Between Wind and Water is curated by Sandra Scheuer and Linda Schultz, both dedicated members of the Olive Free Library Exhibition Committee. Sandra says, “The experiences in Orkney individually and as a group held a magical quality as we became immersed in the wind and water around us. As we walked among the ancient stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, we were awed by their immensity. We felt as if we were in an ancient culture as we viewed the Viking runes on the walls of Maes Howe, visited the museum in Kirkwall, and explored the Neolithic village of Skara Brae. Our time in Orkney was further enhanced by the warm reception we received from the Orcadians of Stromness and Kirkwall.”
Sandra continues, “While each piece of work in this exhibition demonstrates an individual response to the time we spent there, there is evidence of the pervasive influence of the surrounding landscape and climate.”
The show’s participating artists are: Carol Altarescu, Nancy Bloch, Jeanne Bouza Rose, Camilla Calhoun, Marie Cole, Mary Emery, Carol LaMonda, Mary Anne Malkine, Kate McGloughlin, Wilma Miller, Eileen Power, Sandra Scheuer, Linda Schultz, Janet Siskind, Claudia Waruch, Dawn Watson, and Betsy Wise.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
Please be assured that we have taken precautions to ensure the safety of visitors and staff during these times. If you don’t feel comfortable coming to the opening of the show, please come see the exhibition any time when the Olive Free Library is open to the public.
Here are some of our precautionary measures:
-everybody has to wear a mask when coming into the Gallery space or any other area in the Library
-hand sanitizer will be available in the Community Gallery
-arrows on the floor will show everyone how to move around the room
-most of the furniture will be taken out before the opening leaving only a few chairs inside the room that may not be moved
-there will be no food at the opening, just some small water bottles and juice bottles; nothing that can be shared
-both outside doors to the community room will be open so people don’t have to all enter or leave from the main library entrance.
OLIVE FREE LIBRARY'S EXHIBITION SCHEDULE 2023
January 21 – March 4, 2023: I Dreamed a Garden, a show of works by members of Longreach Arts, a Hudson Valley artist cooperative, coordinated by Carol Pepper-Cooper and Linda Schultz
March 18 – May 7, 2023: cARTography: alternate routes, an exhibition focusing on artists that incorporate maps in their artwork, curated by Jan Sosnowitz
May 13 – July 8, 2023: Beneath the Surface, a photography exhibition by members of the Women Photographers Collective of the Hudson Valley
July 22 – September 9, 2023: Define Beauty, 6th Annual Juried Summer Group Show coordinated by Nathalie Andrews, and juried by Donald Elder
September 23 – November 4, 2023: From Soup to Nuts, an exhibition of works focusing on food in art curated by Elaine Ralston
November 18, 2023 – January 6, 2024: I see RED, 6th Annual Small Works Show co-curated by Sandra Scheuer and Kathy Yacoe --> click here for the Call for Art Submission Guidelines
Jeanne Bouza Rose
Mary Anne Malkine
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