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.
The Paint and Palette Group of the Metuchen Senior Center is proud to present its second group art show at the Highland Park Public Library. “Paint & Palette art group provides a great opportunity for our seniors with basic capabilities to further develop and sharpen their skills.”
Shelley Phillips, recently retired from a career of teaching art in elementary school, has been busy doing what she loves most – painting! Her work is quite eclectic, including styles ranging from abstract to realistic, themes of abstract florals to landscapes to portraits and people. Shelley enjoys working in oil paints, but you can also view her acrylics and pastels.
Steve Varner was raised in Texas where he became very well known for his electric bass playing. Moving to New Jersey, he has picked up pastels and has rendered portraits, early morning and the beauty of local settings you might recognize. Varner has played acoustic bass with Pat Martino, Phil Woods, Dave Liebman and Michael […]