Olive Free Library

Art Exhibitions

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


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

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