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Olive Free Library’s Exhibitions

A Show of Works by Artists of Color

The Olive Free Library Association is very pleased to present the exhibition SKIN DEEP showcasing the works of twelve regional artists of color. The show, curated by Nathalie Andrews and Elaine Ralston will run from September 25 through November 6, 2021 with an opening on Saturday, September 25 from 3 – 5 pm.

Andrews and Ralston say about this exhibition, “Family, friends, culture, race, faith, relationships, experiences, trials and tribulations…they define who we are. Skin Deep explores the ways that these influences exhibit themselves in the work that artists of color create. Spanning sculpture to paintings, collage to prints, the exhibit provides us with some insight into the psyche of artists from a range of races and backgrounds. Last year was one of turmoil and unrest. In some ways it was the stuff of paranoia, in others it was cathartic. The Black Lives Matter movement brought to the surface issues and problems that the nation has buried beneath the surface for decades. SKIN DEEP offers a way to get a glimpse of the fact that although we may look different, these differences are merely skin deep.”

The show’s participating artists are:
Chee Bravo, Isabel Cotarelo, Ted Dixon, Imani Jones, Nestor Madalengoitia, Emmanuel Ofori, Ransome, Shiho K. Rice, Julia Santos Solomon, Pablo Shine, Renee Zhang, Xuewu Zheng.

Diane Christi

Emmanuel Ofori

Jan Sosnowitz

Shiho K. Rice

Joseph Cozad

Xuewu Zheng


January 22 - March 5, 2022: Shifting the Energy, a show of works by Hudson Valley retired art educators curated by Linda Schultz
March 19 - May 7, 2022: Forged in Ink, an exhibition of regional printmakers curated by Maxine Davidowitz and Susanna Ronner
May 21 - July 9, 2022: Behind the Scenes, an exhibition of works by Olive Library Exhibition Committee members
July 23 - September 10, 2022: Fresh Air, 5th annual juried summer group show coordinated by Janette Kahil and Sandra Scheuer, and juried by Jenny Nelson
September 24 - November 5, 2022: Exhibition of watercolor works (title TBD) curated by Staats Fasoldt
November 19, 2022 - January 7, 2023: 5th Annual Small Works Show curated by Nathalie Andrews and Elaine Ralston

Soul Purpose
Soul Purpose

Chee Bravo

Josh Dorman


Joe D

Imani Jones

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