Friday, July 28, 2017

Phyllis Chadwick Artwork on Display at Kent Public Library

Artist Statement for Phyllis Chadwick

I am very eclectic in my art and feel “there are so many art forms and so little time”. I sometimes describe myself as a child in a candy store trying to choose a favorite. My beginnings in the art world started with photography and sewing. I moved into crafts, fiber arts and painting before returning to school to study the arts and pursue teaching. Every art class became my favorite. If you were to look through my portfolio there would be photographs, calligraphy, print making, drawing, and painting, many types of 3d work, like wire sculptures, book art, fiber art and “Cornell like” boxes. I often experiment with mixed media. My artwork is often influenced by things I read or from my personal experiences and it is while driving alone, lost in thought that these influences flourish into concepts or ideas for new projects.

Creating artwork allows me to share my experiences and ideas with others and provide an opportunity for myself and others to view things from a unique perspective or lens. For this exhibit I chose the theme of “Finding Tranquility”. For me, the work selected, has a cyclical reflective feel. It allows the viewer to take a closer look at the simple things around them –zooming in and closing out the rest of the worlds’ distractions- finding a calm place in the chaos of the world around us.
I enjoy hearing how my piece may stir different thoughts and experiences from viewers. It continues to amaze me how different people can see the same piece of art and experience something different. I enjoy viewing it through other’s eyes and sharing in their interpretation.

So please look and enjoy! If my work touches you in some way, then I can consider myself successful.

Contact Info:
Phone: 845-855-1136

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Days

Teacher Appreciation Days August to October

The Friends of Kent Library will be holding 
 TEACHER APPRECIATION DAYS in the Book Cellar of the Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes on Saturdays, August 12, September 9,  and October 14 from 10am to 2:30pm, in conjunction with their Book Cellar Sales.  

On these days, teachers who show a teacher I.D. can fill a bag or bags with books for $2.00 each bag. 

Start your school year prepared!  Begin a classroom library, or stock up on books you can give to your students.  Don't forget to pick out a few books you'll enjoy as well.  

"Teachers give so much to our community" says Carol Donick, Library Director. "The Friends of the Library want to give something back to them."

Monday, July 3, 2017

Kelly Lynn Goodhart Photographs on Display at Kent Public Library

Artist Statement:  Kelly Lynn Goodhart

I have been interested in photography since my Grandmother gave me a Vivitar film camera in 5th grade.  It traveled everywhere with me and with it, I took pictures of everything & everyone.  It was my favorite possession and nothing used to excite me more than receiving my prints.

While days of ordering prints in the mail & taking pictures with my small film camera have long passed, my enjoyment of photography has not.  Sports & concerts were my favorite subjects as I longed to capture photos of people “famous” to me – until I started spending more time in nature.  

My husband Justin & I have been fortunate enough to travel nationally & internationally taking photos of our many adventures.  

One such adventure saw us attending a farm dinner a few years ago.  Seated at the gigantic table, I had the opportunity to sit next to a professional photographer who had published several books & declared that he was giving up on using his full camera gear & instead working solely with his iPhone.  I have to confess that as much as I like using my Nikon D7100, I love taking photos with my iPhone.   

Several photos on display were taken with my iPhone - can you spot them?

Contact Information:
Phone: 914-602-7738
Instagram: @KellyLynnDJ