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Art & Music Reception: Sarah Petruziello @ Main

Sarah Petruziello creates portrait and self-portrait drawings and art works on paper primarily using graphite pencil on Strathmore Bristol or Arches watercolor paper. 

These drawings are meticulously-rendered illustrative works that use the figure situated into dramatic poses; the surrounding space creates a narrative for the figure by using a combination of symbolic elements and props as well as flattened or altered depth of space to create a psychologically-charged.

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Artist’s talk at 3:30 pm

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Franck Lazare Goldberg

Our June/July exhibit features MAPSO Prom, Goldberg’s portraits from a Maplewood tradition; Prom Night at the Springfield Avenue Gazebo, where mostly students of color show up in style for the Columbia High School Prom. Friends, family, and members of the community gather each year to watch. Inspired by photographer Mary Ellen Mark masterwork PROM, MAPSO PROM is a celebration of the beauty and talents of the under-represented, a reflection on diversity and integration in Maplewood and South Orange.

Franck Goldberg has also contributed to the Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story, currently on exhibit at the Guggenheim. (Defacement is also known as “The Death of Michael Stewart”.) The exhibition gallery opens and closes with a reproduction of a video still from Franck’s documentary Who Killed Michael Stewart? which will be screened at the museum on July 16.

In the gallery section, ephemera that Franck loaned is presented in a glass case, including a flyer he designed for a benefit screening of Who Killed Michael Stewart? at Tin Pan Alley Bar in 1984.

The exhibition book includes video stills from Franck’s documentary, and, among other interviews, his recollection of the Michael Stewart Case.

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May Exhibit: Yarn & Fiber Arts Group
3:00 PM15:00

May Exhibit: Yarn & Fiber Arts Group

Main Library

Our May exhibit features wonderful hand-crafted items created by the Yarn and Fiber Arts Group. Live music will be provided by the Straus Brothers. Artists’ talk at 3:20.

The Yarn and Fiber Arts Group is an informal gathering of people interested in pursuing their craft in the company of other fiber enthusiasts. The group has been meeting at Maplewood Library monthly since 2016. Everyone brings their own supplies to the casual meetings where they knit, crochet, sew, weave, embroider, do needlepoint; any craft involving yarn or thread, needles or hooks.

There are people of all ages and skill levels in the group which includes working professionals, retired people, stay-at-home moms, teens, mother/daughter duos and occasionally a parent and tot from the Children's Room.

Some make things for themselves, friends or family; others make items for sale or for charity groups. Participants come and go anytime during the 2 hour window and as it is a drop in group, no registration or rsvp is involved.

While there are no lessons or instruction involved in the group, they do their best to help each other and offer advice. There is always someone on hand to help a novice get started on a new project. Please consider dropping in sometime if you would like to do your craft in a supportive and friendly environment.

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