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The work of LuLing Osofsky is displayed at the Newburgh Free Library as part of the mother-daughter exhibit, “Meditations in Nature”.

“Meditations in Nature: Photographs from New York to the Arctic and Asia”

PUBLIC RECEPTION – FRI., AUGUST 28 AT 2 P.M. Library Lobby Gallery

The works of Mid-Hudson mother and daughter Wai-Lin and LuLing Osofsky will be on display in the Newburgh Free Library gallery during the month of August. This exhibit highlights some of the photographs that the mother and daughter have sent to each other over the years, as they’ve traveled avidly and individually. Through these images, they update each other on where they are, how they are, and who they are.

“Emailing photographs to each other remains the most enduring, comforting and inspiring means of communication,” said Wai-Lin.

Both Wai-Lin and LuLing possess an affinity for nature and its perpetually changing colors, forms, and contours. By distilling these transient moments with their cameras, they share an emotional and visual connection that transcends place.

Many of Wai-Lin’s photographs were taken while visiting family in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vancouver, Arizona, and Shelter Island, NY. LuLing’s photos were all taken during the summer of 2014 as she sailed around the Arctic Circle’s Svalbard archipelago as a writer on an artist’s residency.

LuLing Osofsky is an adjunct professor at the University of Wyoming, where she teaches writing and art history. She received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction writing from the University of Wyoming and is currently at work on a collection of essays about boxing and the Holocaust. Wai-Lin Osofsky is a native of Hong Kong; she is a practitioner of tai chi and meditation, and is currently a librarian at the Newburgh Free Library.

If you wish to view the exhibit when the gate is down, please ask a guard to open the gate.


Exhibit Space

A spacious gallery space in the lobby of the Newburgh Free Library is the site of monthly exhibits and art shows by local artists. Many of the artists offer receptions to showcase their art and meet the public. In addition, glass cases showcase local collections and displays related to library and literary-related events.

Exhibit Policy

The Newburgh Free Library welcomes exhibits by Hudson Valley artists. The exhibits are hung by the artists themselves and are usually on display for one month. For more information, please see the Exhibit and Display Registration Form and Waiver as well as the Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards Policy. If you are interested in exhibiting, please call the library, 845-563-3619 or 563-3645. Samples of work are required before an exhibit can be scheduled.


In addition, the library has a number of display cases that showcase special collections or materials loaned by local artists and individuals. If you have a special collection or small project you would like to display, please call 845-563-3619 or 563-3645.