Montclair Library Art Gallery August Exhibition - Playdates

The Montclair Public Library’s popular art exhibits continue with “The Playdate Artists”: Donna Ellis, Robyn Burns, Joan Donnelly,and Lynne Palmer. Exhibit open during library hours from August 1 through August 30.
 
July 26, 2011 - PRLog -- The Montclair Public Library’s popular art exhibits continue with “The Playdate Artists”: Donna Ellis, Robyn Burns, Joan Donnelly,and Lynne Palmer.  This exciting exhibit celebrates color, form and the beauty of our created world.  The exhibit will be on view in the Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, during library hours from August 1 through August 30.  A reception for the artists will be held in the gallery area on Thursday, August 4 from 5-9pm.

The Playdate Artists have been getting together several times a month for the past year.  Each member brings an art project of their own choosing and works independently during their time together, offering encouragement and insights to each other.  This exciting group of artists love art and can think of no better way to spend a few hours together.

Donna Ellis of West Caldwell is an award winning water-colorist who recently exhibited her work at the West Caldwell Library.  She is a member of the Essex Watercolor Club, West Essex Art Assoc. and Livingston Arts Assoc.  Ellis has also displayed her work in Art on the Avenue in West Caldwell.

Robyn Burns taught art for many years in the Nutley Public Schools and has previously shown her work locally at the Montclair Women’s Club, the Colonnades Gallery at the Union Baptist Church, Orange.  She works in watercolor, gouache and acrylic paints.

Joan Donnelly of Clifton is a self-taught artist who has been practicing and painting acrylic works for many years.  When traveling with husband, Donnelly journals and creates miniature sketches, some of which are on display in this show.

Glen Ridge resident, Lynne Palmer has been enthusiastically painting since she retired three years ago and has been trying out all media to explore the merits of each.  Palmer has donated three of her paintings to the Oakside Cultural Center in Bloomfield, NJ that have been sold to benefit Rett Syndrome.

The Library welcomes inquiries from local artists and arts organizations regarding use of the exhibit space.  For further information, please contact the Montclair Public Library (973) 744-0500 ext. 2221.

About the Montclair Public Library: Founded in 1893, the Montclair Free Public Library serves the 38,977 citizens of Montclair New Jersey it has two facilities: the Main Library at 50 Fullerton Avenue and the Bellevue Branch at 185 Bellevue Avenue. The Library exists to enhance the quality of life in Montclair by providing an environment which supports and stimulates self education, lifelong learning and information literacy. For more information contact Jim Peskin at jim.peskin@bccls.org or 973 744-0500 or visit website at www.montclairlibrary.org

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