Dec. 7, 2011
-- The Montclair Public Library’s popular art exhibit series continues with photographs by award-winning Montclair High School student John Lee. The exhibit will be on view in the Montclair Public Library Gallery on the first floor, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, during library hours from January 2, 2012 through January 30, 2012. A reception for John Lee will be held on Thursday, January 3rd from 7-9pm.
John is a senior at Montclair High School. He won a Scholastic Art Award for his photography. Said Gary Schneider Education Director at the Montclair Art Museum: “I personally moderated each of the panels last week so I had the pleasure of seeing the range and strength of artwork being done... The artwork is reviewed with the criteria of originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal vision.”
John’s work was also selected by the Montclair Art Museum for its Affordable Art Fair last year, an exhibit showcasing the works of professional artists. John regularly contributes photos to Montclair blogs such as Baristanet.com and MontclairPatch.com
John Lee’s work encompasses a wide variety of subject matter, but his primary interest is in documenting modern urban life, everything from neighborhoods to street protests. His online forum, How the Other Half Lives, displays photographs of disadvantaged people by over 100 different contributors from all around the world.
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.
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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.