Main Library:
Mon - Thurs: 9 a.m - 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: Closed
Phone: Main: 845-563-3600 Branch: 845-566-0460

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October 2016 EXHIBITS

October 1 – 31, 2016

Pastels Expressions: Art by Cathy Cahill, Cathy Prager and Lily Norton

Cathy Cahill, Cathy Prager and Lily Norton are 3 local artists who each find profound inspiration in nature, and who each prefer pastels as their medium of expression. The show consists of 10 pastels from each artist.

img_cc-2“I’m drawn to landscapes. I love the play between light and shadows, the beauty of nature, dramatic skies, peaceful settings, the subtle reflections of color in water, sun-rises and sun-sets.” — Cathy Cahill


img_cp-3“I believe the artist’s job is to make order (not necessarily realistic) and some kind of beauty (not prettiness) out of a chaotic universe. It’s a journey full of interesting digressions. If I’m doing it right, it needs no further explanation.” — Cathy Prager


img_lily-2“I have loved gardening all my life because of the way it makes me feel; the peacefulness it provides my spirit; the connection with the earth, the actual soil on my hands…I will continue to look to the natural world for my subjects because that is where my heart is.” — Lily Norton


For more information, call the Newburgh Free Library at 563-3619 or 563-3600.

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 563-3639. 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.