Celebrate the New Year with a visit to the Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick, to view several art exhibits. Works by three local artists are on display throughout the month of January.
In the Library Board room there is an exhibit entitled, “Hidden Perception, Paintings” by Souzi Montelione. Montelione is a self-taught artist continuously experimenting with each painting to explore different techniques and styles. Her work is emotionally charged and inspired by nature, science and everyday life.
In the display cases is an exhibit entitled, “Wheel Whimsy, Pottery” by Neva. Neva Muehlbauer lives in Warwick with her husband, Ryan, and her two young children, Stella and Miles. She is a graduate of Ithaca College and is an occupational therapist who works with special needs children. Neva has been studying pottery with Marilyn Dale at the Warwick Pottery Studio since April 2006. Balancing a new love of gardening, raising chickens, and living the country life, Neva loves the feel of clay in her hands. Using wheel throwing skills, hand building skills, and combining them with a natural inclination to decorate has resulted in whimsical and delightful utilitarian ware such as monster bowls, animal teapots, flowered pitchers, and clocks that look like houses.
In the Gallery/Community Room is an exhibit entitled, “Digital Photography” by Peter Kopher, who worked in television production for 40 years as a lighting designer and stagehand. Retired now, he spends his time pursuing his passion for still photography. His photographs, which are a mixture of abstracts, architecture, landscapes and “found” objects, also include out-of-the-ordinary details that might not normally be noticed. Peter and his wife, Sally, formerly lived in a large house barge on the Great South Bay in Seaford, NY – afloat amidst a large, ever-changing, de facto wildlife preserve – until Hurricane Sandy left them high and dry. Originally from Massapequa, NY, they now reside in Warwick. Over 4,000 of his photos can be viewed at www.peterkopher.com/galleries and www.peterkopher.deviantart.com/gallery.