Olive Free Library

Art Exhibitions

Olive Free Library’s Exhibitions


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.

Letizia Gentile

Dawn Watson

Patricia Peters

Mary Emery

Patricia Peters

Kate McGloughlin


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.


November 21, 2020 - March 6, 2021: Cragsmoor Artists in Olive, a show of works by artists from the Cragsmoor Art Colony curated by Ed Mues
March 20 - May 8, 2021: Across the River: Artists from Hudson Valley East curated by Marie Cole from the Tivoli Artists Gallery
May 22 - July 10, 2021: Between Wind and Water curated by Sandra Scheuer and Linda Schultz
July 24 - September 11, 2021: Eye to Eye, juried summer group show coordinated by Jan Sosnowitz and juried by Thomas Sarrantonio
September 25 - November 6, 2021: Skin Deep, an exhibition of works by artists of color curated by Elaine Ralston and Nathalie Andrews
November 20, 2021 - January 8, 2022: 4th Annual Small Works Show curated by Kathy Skura --> click here for Call for Art

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