Stephen L. Crohn Gallery Exhibit
Artist: Barbara Bash
May - June 2022
Show: Open Eyes
Children’s Book Art of the Natural World
The inspiration to make children’s books grew out of my fascination with the stories out there in the natural world.
I write and illustrate for children because I trust the process of gathering these stories, in all their complexity, and distilling them down to what is essential. That’s what children see.
The creation of each of these books took me into some wild worlds – deep forests, dark caves, colorful deserts, towering skyscrapers! I looked and listened and sketched and contemplated each world.
The art in this show are the original paintings from a number of my books. The text is alongside.
March – April 2022: Susan Murphy
May – June 2022: Barbara Bash
July - August 2022: K Velis Turan
September - October: TBA
Artist: Brian Lynch
Images from Everyday Life
In this photo, Saugerties artist Brian Lynch is seen installing a mural [5 x 21 feet] made specifically for our ground floor hallway between the Children’s Section and the Saugerties Public Library Art Gallery. It was created in connection with his show: Images from Everyday Life. The mural is collaged from various Lynch works. You can see many scenes and people depicted in Lynch’s unique style—a style that generates empathy for the human condition.
This unique work is the first
site-specific work done for the Library.