Howland Library to Host Two Exhibits

Also launches digital photo gallery

The Howland Public Library will open two exhibits on Saturday, Nov. 14, one with works by students from Beacon High School and the other a collection of paintings by Jan Dolan and photographs by Jean Noack inspired by the city.

A drawing by Beacon High School student Chris Thomas (image provided)

A drawing by Beacon High School student Chris Thomas (image provided)

The student exhibit, “Between the Lines,” will be on view in the Director’s Gallery through Dec. 12. A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of Beacon’s Second Saturday. The exhibit was organized by Claudine Farley, who coordinates the Art Department for the Beacon City School District.

“Beacon Inspired” is a collaborative effort inspired by Beacon and its surroundings. Noack is a lifelong Beacon resident; Dolan moved to the city in 2014 from Boston. The two met when Noack took an oil-painting class that Dolan teaches at Beacon Recreation.

The resulting exhibition, a dialogue between two friends about the city they love, will be on view through Nov. 30 with a reception scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Howland library, which is located at 313 Main Street, also has installed an electronic display near its entrance to show the work of Hudson Valley photographers. Artists who are interested in having their work appear on the board on Second Saturdays should email five photos in jpeg format or a website link to communityart@beaconlibrary.org along with a description of the proposed project. Ideally, it should consist of 10 to 20 images with a unified theme or concept.


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