Thursday, February 2, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
The 25th Anniversary of the Friends of the Great Swamp Quilt (FrOGS) will be on display at Art at the Kent Library in January. Designed and made by four members of FrOGS, the quilt features twelve plants and animals that call the swamp home. Patchwork and fine needlework, colorful fabric scraps and sparkly beads were lovingly crafted to tell the story of an extraordinary place.
The Great Swamp is New York State’s second largest fresh water wetland. It brings clean drinking water and flood control to communities in Putnam and Duchess Counties and provides habitat for hundreds of species, many rare or endangered. The Great Swamp spans two watersheds, divided at Pawling into a north and south flow. To the north, it traverses the towns of Pawling and Dover via the Swamp River, then the Ten Mile River. It crosses into Connecticut, where it meets the Housatonic River and eventually flows into Long Island Sound.The south flow traverses the towns of Patterson and Southeast via the East branch Croton River, then it flows into Westchester via the East Branch, then the East Branch Reservoir of New York City's Croton Reservoir System, making the Great Swamp important headwaters for New York City's water supply.
The quilt will be exhibited through the month of January. The exhibit is sponsored by
the Friends of the Great Swamp. FrOGS is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that
works to preserve and protect the Great Swamp watershed through research, education
Friday, December 2, 2016
Kent Nature Almanac
2016 Photo Competition
The winning images from the 2016 Kent Nature Almanac Photo Competition are now on display as Art at the Kent Library. The images highlight the beauty of nature in the town of Kent. They were chosen for artistic merit but also for evoking the joy of taking a closer look.
The Kent Nature Almanac, informal notes recording nature observations, is published monthly by the Kent Conservation Advisory Committee. To contribute your sightings and for more info visit: http://www.kentcac.info
The photos will be exhibited through the month of December. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Friends of Kent Library and The Kent Conservation Advisory Committee.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Joann Zwolski works in a wide variety of mediums but in particular acrylics, and watercolor. She also creates painted collages. Her work visually expresses a passion for color, line and texture. The color red is her favorite color. Red symbolizes joy and happiness. Her palette is full of brilliant hues from a wide spectrum. Her line is a gestural line. Her work is inspired by nature. She combines both abstract and thematic elements in her work.
Joann received her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MA from the College of New Rochelle. She has exhibited her artwork at several solo and group shows in the tri-state area and Delaware. She has taught art for over thirty years to students from kindergarten to high school at the Lakeland Central School District. Currently she teaches a drawing class to adults through Lakeland Continuing Education. She is on the Board of Trustees at the Putnam Arts Council in Mahopac, New York
Contact the artist at:
Monday, October 17, 2016
Tanya Kukucka draws on deep worlds of the unconcious
and the fantastic. She dwells within a place of
fears and dreams, nightmares and
touches of reality.
Her work reflects upon Death and Rebirth,
as she incorporates both feelings
of sadness and grace.
Symbolism is important,
from butterflies reprisenting the Soul,
to ancient texts depicting Shamanistic stories.
Her work is cathartic, as she believes
that she is purging her soul as she creates,
which becomes a cleansing and healing process.
More of Tanya's work can be seen at
She can be contacted at