The Greenwood Lake Public Library will present the work of artist Andrea Pacione for the month of October at the library’s art gallery, which is located at 79 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake. Pacione, a native of the Hudson Valley, is an artist best known for contemporary surrealist oil paintings. Her works consist of internal landscapes, inspired by trance and dream states. Her work has been described as “dystopian-romantic psychedelic of abstract-surrealism.”
Since her teens, Pacione has also been writing and reading poetry publicly throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. She has performed at libraries, cafes and schools throughout New York State. She earned her B.F.A. Painting-Drawing in 2015 and M.F.A. Painting-Drawing in 2017, both at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Charcoal Drawing & a Visit to the Cloisters
Local artist and Warwick resident, Diane Ouzoonian, will be at the Library on Sat., Oct. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, to give patrons a personal lesson in still life drawing with charcoal. Ouzoonian helps run the Warwick Drawing Group as well as running a drawing group at the Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf. She is an active member in the Northeast Watercolor Society, Artists in the Park and the Warwick Art League.
For more information about her art visit www.kominick-ouzonian.com. There will be a non-refundable $5 fee for this program and patrons should wear a smock or old clothing to the class.
An Armchair Tour of the Cloisters Museum & Gardens
The library will present “An Armchair Art Tour of The Cloisters Museum and Gardens” on Thurs., Oct. 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with former educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Michael Norris, Ph.D. The Cloisters Museum is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is located in upper Manhattan. The Cloisters specializes in European medieval architecture, sculpture and decorative arts.
The collection began as the medieval art collection of George Grey Barnard, an American sculptor and collector, who established the museum near his home in Fort Washington. The collection was eventually acquired by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1925, who expanded the collection. In 1931 he purchased the site at Washington Heights and contracted the design for the Cloisters building.
Through the use of a slide conversation, presenter Michael will take patrons on a virtual tour which goes through the masterpieces that have attracted visitors from around the world.
To register for these programs, call the library at 477-8377, ext. 104 or visit www.gwllibrary.org.