Stephen L. Crohn Gallery Exhibit

Artist: K. Velis Turan

July - August 2022

Show: Canvas Mosaics

I am a mixed media fiber artist living and working in the Hudson Valley region of New York. My artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

My focus, whether realistic or abstract, is always intensely graphic. I call the works on exhibit at the Saugerties Library, "Canvas Mosaics".

I use surface-design techniques on canvases, then cut and place each piece to create a canvas mosaic. The pieced surface is then embellished with machine quilting, hand stitching and sometimes beading. I enjoy the "zen" of free-motion quilting - adding my signature "thread-strokes" which add texture and dimension to each piece.

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.


March – April 2022: Susan Murphy
May – June 2022: Barbara Bash

July - August 2022: K Velis Turan

September - October: Saugerties Children