Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July Exhibit

Susan Bores

Nature's Jewels
Photographs by Susan Bores

On display July 1-31, 2015; Artist Reception Saturday, July 11th, from 1:00-3:00pm at the Kent Public Library. 

"Photography has been a creative pursuit and source of excitement, dating back over 35 years to my first Polaroid. I tend to see life as a photograph – a moment in time – often framing up a scene or deconstructing it. While subject matter may be varied, nature often takes center stage. My inspirations are many and even contradictory. I enjoy the challenge of capturing the decisive moment, as well as a more constructed composition. I seek to reflect realism, as well as the painterly. Whereas the whole can be captivating, I am often drawn by a segment, with the resulting image a more abstract one.

The exhibition, “Nature’s Jewels,” sponsored by the Friends of the Kent Public Library, brings together images taken from nature that inspire, resemble, or are inherently jewels. As an avid home gardener, my eye is drawn to color combinations, luminosity, iridescence, texture and structure. The latter is a key component where the lure may be the overall form or an emerging arrangement of elements or patterns. In turn, these qualities often influence my jewelry design and construction. I pause for the color change of fall leaves and sunsets, branching of trees, shimmer of bee wings, sculptural milkweed pods and anemones shedding seeds like pearls. I am entranced by patterned butterflies in dance, the texture and curvilinear form of a luna moth, and a praying mantis striking a pose. I hope my photographs will engage the viewer to enter and attain a sense of discovery from their natural surroundings.

My formal education has included photography, as well as art history and management at Purchase College and the International Center of Photography."

Contact the artist:

All photos are for sale.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Become a member!

The Friends Annual Membership Drive
Would you like to be a Friend of the Kent Public Library?
Basic annual dues are only $10 per member from June 30th, 2015 until June 30th, 2016. Members may choose to support the FRIENDS further by selecting from additional membership options:
$15.     Novel Friend
$20.    First Edition Friend
$50.    Rare Friend
$100.  One of a Kind Friend

To become a member, drop by the library and ask for a FRIENDS brochure or click here to download a printable form that you can mail in at your convenience.

What do the Friends of the Kent Library do with your membership money?

  • Sponsor the Library's Museum Pass Program
  • Run The Book Nook (open Wednesdays and Saturdays)
  • Host four large book sales throughout the year in The Book Cellar
  • Sponsor monthly art exhibits through Art at the Kent Library
  • Contribute funds for library programs and equipment
  • Support the teen program: Battle of the Books
  • Co-sponsor the Summer Concert Series at Arts on the Lake
This past year:
  • Contributed funds for the renovation of our new Book Cellar/Program Room
  • Purchased iPads and stands for the Children's Area
All of these contributions are made possible by our members. We look forward to continuing to support the library and community.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June Exhibit

Kent Nature Almanac
Photo Competition

The winning images of Kent Nature Almanac Photo Competition are on exhibit at the Kent Library this month. Photographers were asked to submit a maximum of three photos. The images were judged on artistic merit and expression of the nature and beauty of Kent.   Many of the pictures are immediately recognizable scenes from around town, others are abstract art. After the month long show, the photographs will be exhibited in the lobby of the Kent Town Hall. 

The exhibit opens June 1st and ends June 30th. It is sponsored by Kent Conservation Advisory Committee. Charged with the preservation and improvement of the quality of the natural environment of our town, the all-volunteer committee also conducts programs and hikes, maintains a natural resource inventory, and publishes the monthly nature almanac. 

Click here to subscribe to the nature almanac and to learn more about the Kent Advisory Committee: http://kentcac.info/wp/.