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Exhibits: Upcoming Art Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibit in the Howard and Ruth Jacobs Gallery

Inza Martinez
January 18 through March 10, 2022
(Dates to be Confirmed)


The work of Inza Martinez speaks to the experience of a woman of color in today's world with bold colors and sharp contrasts, as well as direct political statements.  Her innovative use of blacklight enables her and the audience to explore the duality of her experience.

Ms. Martinez states, "
My work deals with the complexity of a lived experience and the exposure of black lives involving police brutality. I grew up with female police officers. I’ve always encountered this feeling of being stuck in the middle of seeing lives being affected with the uniforms that my family members wear. My art focuses on the strong women in my life and the uniforms that oppose them in America. As an activist, my goal is to examine and challenge representations of
police officers and understand myself more. I want my paintings to give the viewer a sense of
cognitive dissonance. I do this by painting black police officers. I paint relatives and my mom
naturalistically in familial and domestic settings. In these paintings, I use a blacklight medium to
paint their uniforms that are only visible with the aid of a flashlight. I am interested in painting
multidimensional people that defy being boxed into a group. I’m interested in reactions and
always have been. Some of the work I’ve been making has been pushing the boundaries I have
within myself and what others might think. I’ve always felt an urge to paint voices that need to
be heard. With the black light I’m able to portray my complex thoughts on what I’m working on.
I sometimes don’t want to understand what I’m trying to portray but every time I’m compelled to
continue."


https://inza-martinez.weeblysite.com/

 

Upcoming Exhibit in the Glass Display Cases on the 2nd Floor

Debra Friedkin  "Found Object Sculptures" 

Exhibit Postponed - Date to be Determined

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Debra Friedkin’s narrative mixed media collages, sculptures and metal assemblages incorporate found objects and often depict provocative themes. Her work ranges from whimsical to darkly humorous, informed by sleek modernism, pulp science fiction and spiritual symbolism. Debra Friedkin studied art at Lehman College, NYC and Long Island University post-graduate. She mentored privately with Lester Zakarin, an illustrator for Stan Lee Comics and studied at the Westchester Art Workshop. Debra is a juried member of the prestigious Salmagundi Art Club in NYC as well as NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) NYC.


Children's Room Lego Club Creations  "Family Build Fun" 

Exhibit Postponed - Date to be Determined

Event Postponed
Event for Family Build Fun - Lego Club : Saturday, May 2nd - 11 am in the Children's Library -  Check Calendar for Required Registration and Age Range

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