Irvington Library 2020-2021 Virtual Exhibit Archive
- January 2022: Pam Grafstein
- December 2021: Jim Maciel
- November 2021: Nellie Misch
- August and September 2021: Kurt Capalbo
- July 2021: Meg Lindsay
- May and June 2021: Renee Shamosh
- March and April 2021: Lea Carmichael
- January and February 2021: Pam Grafstein
- November and December 2020: Jim Maciel
- August and September 2020: Bruce Jacovitz
Photography by Pam Grafstein
on view in the Martucci Gallery January 3, 2022-January 30, 2022
Examining small details has always defined my character. Early on, I learned to appreciate the value of patient observation, and discovered that fascinating scenes can be found in what at first glance appears ordinary. My work demonstrates an emphasis on the simplicity of shape and pattern accomplished by thoughtful composition. It exemplifies the sentiment that one does not have to travel far for wonderful photographic opportunity, as many of my favorite images were created at my home, or not very far away.
Won't You Come Play With Me?
Where's the Cilantro?
December 2021 Art Exhibit
Exhibit by Jim Maciel
Framed Watercolors, 24″ by 30″
For more information on these pieces, please contact Jim Maciel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914 476 5581. JMacielart.com
November 2021 Art Exhibit
“Illuminate: People in Stained Glass”
“Beauty and the Beast”
August 2021 Art Exhibit
Works by Kurt Capalbo
Kurt Capalbo is a visual artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work revolves around harnessing the natural entropy of materials to express the universal degradation surrounding us. This allows his art to take on a regenerative design, creating new opportunities for systems to exist. Works transcend a single medium using recycled materials such as glass, metals, plastics and wax alongside conventional acrylics, oils, markers and pencils.
Daily explorations through urban and natural environments provide the menagerie of raw materials, otherwise treated as waste, as inspiration for his fragmented visual motifs. He refers to his work as socially responsible and innately durable by striving to bring beauty from byproducts. Akin to the randomness of particles colliding, he meshes an artistic stew of organic evolution, enabling his work to take on a life of its own.
The human race will be gone well before his art has reached its denouement. This organized decomposition is the true chronicle of Kurt’s experiences through art.
Located in the Martucci Gallery of the Irvington Library (12 South Astor St, Irvington, NY)
View a Virtual Exhibit version below.
July 2021 Virtual Art Exhibit
Painting and Poetics
by Meg Lindsay
About the Artist
A painter’s poetics – the crossover of words and image, the music and rhythms of color and language on canvas and page- come from the same place, one person’s imagination.
Early March 2020 Meg Lindsay opened a painting exhibition in Irvington and celebrated publication of her most recent book, except all was interrupted by the pandemic’s shutdown. Here are her paintings, some from that exhibition, interspersed for flavor with some of her poetry.
An established painter for over 40 years showing in galleries and museums, her first book about the emotions and difficulties of painting, A Painter’s Night Journal, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016 (available on Amazon). Writers love to write about paintings, but most writers confine themselves to the subject matter of a painting, not the process, since after all most do not paint.
The subject of her writing dramatically changed direction when her husband, athletic and never ill before, collapsed with bone cancer, multiple myeloma. The poems in her second book, Notes from a Caregiver, published in 2020 by the literary press, The Poetry Box, were written in doctors’ offices and hospitals. William Carlos Williams, the poet and doctor, wrote many poems on a prescription pad – an inspiration. As Frost said, “no tears for the writer, no tears for the reader.”
Her paintings grace the covers of both books which are available at Amazon. Notes from a Caregiver is also available from The Poetry Box as well at https://thepoetrybox.com/bookstore/notes-from-caregiver
Price list for paintings can be found at the end of this presentation.
Click on the green hover boxes to see poetry.
All poetry quoted is about painting and excerpted from Meg Lindsay’s book, “A Painter’s Night Journal.”
Note: All Works Are Subject to Copyright.
“Pink Tulips & 3 Limes & an Orange” - acrylic on canvas 22 1/2 h x 28 ½ w
Cover for Book “A Painter’s Night Journal”
“Kafka & Buddha Cat” - acrylic on canvas 21h x 17w
Cover for Book “Notes from a Caregiver”
"Dragonfly"- oil on canvas 20 ½ h x 24 ¾ w
"Desert Outside Vegas" - acrylic & oil on canvas 24 ½ h x 36 ½ w
"Desert Dawn"- acrylic on canvas 20 ¼ h x 36 ½ w
"3 Trees" - oil on canvas 14 ½ h x 18 ½ w
"3 Trees Fauves"- oil on canvas 11 ½ h x 14 ½ w
…pink glows in oil next to
what I know to be sap green, a translucent olive color
…Pink is just a color:
what color is it next to?
"Patio"- oil on canvas 24h x 30w
"Hudson Being Seen Thru 3 Slender Trees" - acrylic on canvas 24 ½ h x 20 ½ w
"Red Sun and Jade River" - oil on canvas 16 ¾ h x 18 ½ w
“Billboard” - oil on canvas 36h x 48w
“Blue Beach Umbrellas” - acrylic on linen 24h x 26w
why aren’t I painting you?
…in the sticky August air
“Blazing Sunset over Palisades” - oil on canvas 30h x 36w
Today I will paint cloud patterns.
Not clouds. Their patterns.
…I’ve moved on
when I forgot to wonder
what patterns exist
in clouds at all,
vanished when not
on a canvas.
“Landscape Magic” - oil on canvas 31h x 37w
“Brightening Day” - acrylic on canvas 12h x 16w
“Ochre Castle at the Reservoir” - oil on canvas 11h x 14w
"Man Photographing Bull" - acrylic on canvas 15h x 20w
"Lap Pool at Sunset" - acrylic on canvas 16h x 20w
A painting is glue and dirt on cloth.
A poem is scratchings on a sheet of paper.
Or is it sounds in the night?
To write about a spider,
write about the rock
around which it spins its web.
"Hudson River Summer Sun Setting" - oil on canvas 13h x 9 ¾ w
"After the Storm Trees and Orange and Blue Sky" - acrylic on canvas 20 ½ h x 24 ¾ w
"Autumn Field" - acrylic on canvas 11h x 14w
“Abstract with 2 White Squares” - oil on canvas 24 ½ h x 20 ½ w
“2 Dogs under a Yellow Sun” - oil on canvas 24h x 30w
“Light Between 3 Pears” - oil on canvas 16 ½ h x 26 ½ w
Writing and Painting Bios
2 books: Notes from a Caregiver, published by Poetry Box 2020 and A Painter’s Night
Journal, published by Finishing Line Press 2016.
A semi-finalist in two “Discovery”/The Nation Contests and a finalist in an Inkwell
competition, Meg Lindsay has had poems published in Tricycle, Pivot, Salamander,
Alimentum, Connecticut River Review, Intima, Tiferet, etc. and earned an
MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College
Juried shows at the Hudson River Museum & Silvermine Arts Center
6 solo shows
40 shows in 11 states
2020 Martucci Gallery, Irvington, N.Y.
2013 Gregory James Gallery, New Milford, CT
2012 Martucci Gallery, Irvington, N.Y.
2008 Gallery at Woodloch, Hawley, PA
2007 Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, Bronxville, N.Y.
1973 Mamaroneck Artist Guild, Inc., Mamaroneck, N.Y.
2019 invitational/Greenwich/Westchester International Art Fair, Purchase, N.Y.
2018 Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
2016 Gallery at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
2015 Gregory James Gallery, New Milford, CT
2011 Sweet Grass, Tarrytown, N.Y.
2010 Kiesendahl + Calhoun, Pleasantville, N.Y.
2007 Gallery Yellow, Cross River, N.Y.
2002 Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, Mass.
2000 ART OF THE HUDSON, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, N.Y.
ART OF THE HUDSON RIVER, Art on Main Street, Yonkers, N.Y.
1998 Nat. Assoc. Women Artists, New World Art Center, New York,N.Y.
Gallery Art 54, New York, N.Y.
1996 Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, West Virginia
Port Washington Library, Port Washington, N.Y.
Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, N.J.
1995 Marist College Gallery, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
SHOWCASE ’95, Lever House, New York, N.Y.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas
Stevens College Gallery, Columbia, Missouri
Alexandria Museum, Alexandria, Lousiana
1994 395 West Broadway Gallery, New York, N.Y.
SURFACES, The Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Hudson River Gallery, Ossining, N.Y.
1993 du Pont Gallery, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
Hillyer Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
1992 Olana, Hudson, N.Y.
Kraushaar Galleries, New York, N.Y.
Garrison Art Center, Garrison, N.Y.
1991 The NATURAL PERCEPTION, The Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
The CURRENT RIVER VIEW, The Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
1990 HUDSON RIVER CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, Hudson River Museum,
ART of NORTHEAST USA, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Ct.
1985-1986 Obsessions Gallery, Lake Placid, N.Y. & Santa Fe, N.M.
1973 Carroll-Condit Galleries, White Plains, N.Y.
TELEVISION & RADIO APPEARANCES
2007 Featured on radio WVOX — Paul Feiner’s GREENBURGH REPORT
1992 Featured on Westchester STATE OF THE ARTS
1 and 2) Paintings for 2 book covers NFS (Not for Sale)
3)”Dragonfly” oil on canvas 20 ½ h x 24 ¾ w $1,300
4) “Desert Outside Vegas” acrylic & oil on canvas 24 ½ h x 36 ½ w $1,200
5) “Desert Dawn” acrylic on canvas 20 ¼ h x 36 ½ w $1,100
6) “3 Trees” oil on canvas 14 ½ h x 18 ½ w $1,300
7) “3 Trees Fauves” oil on canvas 11 ½ h x 14 ½ w $1,200
8) “Patio” oil on canvas 24h x 30w $1,300
9) “Hudson Being Seen Thru 3 Slender Trees” acrylic on canvas 24 ½ h x 20 ½ w $1,300
10) “Red Sun & Jade River” oil on canvas 16 ¾ h x 18 ½ w $1,100
11) “Billboard” oil on canvas 36h x 48w $2,400
12) “Blue Beach Umbrellas” acrylic on linen 24h x 26w $1,800
13) “Blazing Sunset over Palisades” oil on canvas 30h x 36w $1,500
14) “Landscape Magic” oil on canvas 31h x 37w $1,900
15) “Brightening Day” acrylic on canvas 12h x 16w $1,200
16) “Ochre Castle at the Reservoir” oil on canvas 11h x 14w $1,100
17) “Man Photographing Bull” acrylic on canvas 15h x 20w $1,200
18) “Lap Pool at Sunset” acrylic on canvas 16h x 20w $1,200
19) “Hudson River Summer Sun Setting” oil on canvas 13h x 9 ¾ w $1,100
20) “After the Storm Trees and Orange and Blue Sky” acrylic on canvas 20 ½ h x 24 ¾ w $1,200
21) “Autumn Field” acrylic on canvas 11h x 14w $1,100
22) “Abstract with 2 White Squares” oil on canvas 24 ½ h x 20 ½ w $1,600
23) “2 Dogs under a Yellow Sun” oil on canvas 24h x 30w $1,750
24) “Light Between 3 Pears” oil on canvas 16 ½ h x 26 ½ w $1,350
Thank you for visiting! Please contact Meg at email@example.com for inquiries regarding her work.
Please note that all artwork is subject to copyright.
The library strongly encourages local artists to apply for exhibit space.
If you are interested in having a reception, you will need to contact Rosemarie Gatzek directly to schedule a date and time.
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May and June 2021 Virtual Art Exhibit
Oil on Canvas by Renee Shamosh
Renee Shamosh is a multi-media artist with over 35 years of art teaching experience.
An avid gardener and member of The Garden Club of Irvington and The Irvington Beautification Committee,
Renee uses elements of nature in her work. Renee and her family have lived here for over 30 years.
My goal has been to capture the tranquil beauty that can be found in a garden and our surroundings without going far from home.
I strive to capture the essence of what we see but often take for granted as we walk, jog, or drive around the greenery.
Simply put, stop to look around, think, and take a breath.
Please contact Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries regarding her work.
Note: All Works Are Subject to Copyright.
Walk At Dawn, 18” x 24′′
Over the Wall, 24” x 24”
Walking Posie, 24” x 24”
Quiet Corner, 24” x 30”
Ode to Georgia, 12” x 12”
In The Pink, 16” x 20”
Sweet Boy, 18” x 24”
Gathering Blooms, 18” x 24”
Tidying Up, 24” x 30”
Hydrangea Jungle, 24” x 30”
Perfect Cut, 24” x 30”
Red Dress, 24” x 30”
Reflections, 24” x 30”
Garden’s End, 18” x 24”
Taking a Break, 18” x 24”
Better Not Park, 12” x 16”
Rainy Day, 18” x 24”
First Autumn, 12” x 16”
Daylily Path, 12” x 16”
Out of the Mist. 12” x 16”
Must Run, 12” x 16”
Peony Garden, 12” x 12”
Rose Day, 24” x 30”
Quarry’s Edge, 24” x 30”
Best Friends 18” x 24”
Thank you for visiting! Please contact Renee at email@example.com for inquiries regarding her work.
Please note that all artwork is subject to copyright.
March and April 2021 Virtual Art Exhibit
"Lea Carmichael: Small Abstracts"
Over the years I have worked in several media and genres—pastel still-life and landscape, hand-colored photography, expressive drawing of migraine(resulting in the publication of “The Migraine Book”), and more. One genre that I have worked on all along, “on the side”, is abstraction.
A few years ago I decided to go at abstraction headlong. It has been an exciting challenge.
My objective is to free the visual experience from a narrative, so that all that is left is the abstract. I do not give my works descriptive titles; instead, I label them by date.
The works here were all done in January, 2021. Trying to get past a dry spell I committed to creating at least one work every day. I continue on in that discipline, and it has been a good journey so far.
Note: all works are 6 x 6” unless noted otherwise.
All works are on watercolor paper, done in gouache, watercolor, cut paper, crayon, colored pencil, pencil, ink, and acrylic.