El Muro – The Wall
The Youth Arts Group (YAG) presents The Mural (El Muro – The Wall), an interactive, political art for justice exhibit exploring issues of immigration, deportation, the American Dream, and the experiences of undocumented people living in the United States. We invite you to engage with our art and learn more. Our hope is to educate our community and neighbors and friends about these important issues. The exhibit will be on display at the Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY. from February 6 until February 28, 2014
We welcome all to come and learn about the issues that are affecting people every day in our community and all across the United States. We welcome your reactions to the piece as well as any questions you may have about our artwork! To learn more about the Youth Arts Group please visit our website: http://yag.ruralmigrantministry.org/. Special thanks to the Newburgh Free Library. Sponsored by the Rural & Migrant Ministry.
Show runs April 1 – 25
Calling all artists! The Newburgh Free Library is seeking entries for its annual Community Art Show; the entries may be brought to the Library from March 24 – March 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The non-juried art show is open to all adult artists in the greater Newburgh area and will run April 1 through April 25 in the Newburgh Free Library Lobby Gallery, 124 Grand St. There is no entry fee.
Entries will be judged in six categories: oil or acrylic, pastel, watercolor, photography, graphic or mixed media and sculpture. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second, third and honorable mention in each category, as well as best in show. A reception will be held on Sun., April 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to kick off National Library Week. The public is invited to attend; refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library.
Artists may submit one entry not previously exhibited in a Library Art Show. All work, except sculpture, must be properly framed and ready to hang and all work must be accompanied by a signed waiver. Each exhibitor is responsible for reviewing the Newburgh Free Library’s Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards Policy. For entry forms and additional information, stop by or call the Library, 563-3619 or 563-3645 or go to www.newburghlibrary.org and click on “Programs”. The Library’s main number is 563-3600.
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.
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 563-3618.