Library Exhibits Works of Fire in Burn Quilts

Month-long exhibit holds reception Nov. 8

The Howland Public Library will present an exhibition of collage works by Rebecca Strauss, Burn Quilts, which will be on view in the Adult Programs Exhibit Space Nov. 1–30. As part of Beacon’s Second Saturday events, an artist reception will he held on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Strauss is a sculptor, printmaker and painter currently living in the Mid Hudson Valley. For this Fahrenheit 451–inspired exhibit, Strauss is showing collage works she creates by carefully burning paper, capturing the distinctive shadows and marks left behind by matches, smoke and fire.

She received her BFA in Studio Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology and her MFA in sculpture at SUNY New Paltz, and she currently teaches at SUNY Dutchess. Her work has been exhibited in and around Rochester, Poughkeepsie, New Paltz and New York, as well as Cape May, New Jersey, and North Windham, Connecticut.

The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main St. in Beacon. The Adult Programs Exhibit Space is open during regular library hours. The gallery may not be accessible during some library programs; consult the library calendar at

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