May is a perfect time to exhibit The Art of Mort Farrah at the Highland Park Public Library, 31 North Fifth Avenue. The retired city planner paints from memories of the Jersey shore. His work in several mediums – acrylic, oil, pen and ink, water color, and graphite pencil call to mind the bright lights and vivid colors that are so prevalent at ocean resort towns.
Joyce Browning, a long time resident of New Brunswick, is presenting a mixed media show at the Highland Park Public Library in April 2015. An art reception will be held Sunday, April 12 from 2:00PM to 4:00 PM. Browning has been an artist and art teacher for many years. In the Willingboro Public School System, not only did she teach, she also was known for her art showcases, wall murals, and two and three dimensional stage sets. She has exhibited internationally and has also participated in developing programming for the New Jersey Education association’s Teachers’ Convention.
Repurposing, Reweaving: Recent Paintings by Miriam Lefkowitz and Tamora Knorr will be on exhibit at the library in March 2015. An art reception will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The public is invited.
Mayu Burr, an artist specializing in Japanese Saimitsu painting, exhibits at the library in December 2014. Mrs. Burr specializes in capturing and enhancing the minute details of the world around her, including tiny creatures. At the other end of the spectrum from the French Impressionist School, Mayu is the foremost proponent of the School of Extreme Selective Détaillé, known as E.S.D. Art or (Saimitsu) in Japan.
Artist William Giacalone, is exhibiting in the meeting room at the Highland Park Public Library in November 2014. His new show of large paintings, is titled Jewish Life: Historical, Biblical and Imaginative Art. His paintings are whimsical and reminiscent of the old country where Hasidim studied and danced with the Torah, villagers labored on farms, and where students attended small village schools.
Alexander Agor is an artist and photographer who John Lennon and other icons from the 1960s and 1970s. His photo paintings are on display at the Highland Park Public Library through October 2014 in the Meeting Room.
Dr. Indrani Choudhury is exhibiting at the library in September 2014. Her paintings span her whole universe, from her local supermarket in New Jersey, to her childhood home in Calcutta, to scenes from travels around the world. In each she tries to express something specific – a particular color, the interplay of light and shade, a moment we see but never notice, or a memory she has carried since her childhood.
Bo Jordan gives new meaning to the expression, “hand-painted”. The Highland Park artist literally finishes 90 percent of her paintings without brushes, using her fingers and palm to apply paint to canvas.
Amita Shukla, a visual artist from Highland Park and a junior at Highland Park High School, will have her first solo exhibit, “Technicolor Dreams,” in the Library meeting room in July 2014.
Jayant Shroff, a Metuchen artist, is displaying Paintings from Diverse Perspectives with a group of fellow artists, Geeta Acharya, Rohini Zutshi, Gomathi Subbiah, and Yogini Shroff. Jayant paints in watercolor, acrylics and oil pastels using the subject matter that reminds him of his roots.