Studio Collective Art Exhibit

Studio Collective 2018 presents the Collective’s two major bodies of work: Our River and Our Library at an opening reception on Saturday June 16, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in our Museum Gallery.

Our River includes work in various disciplines: artist book, collage, drawing, multi-media, photography, and printmaking, that addresses the global issues of energy, land and water use, along with the local history of the Hudson River’s industrial pollution and clean up. A projection of how the future might look has been a constant discussion among the group, who found inspiration in Pete Seeger’s accomplishments as the leader of the movement to restore the health of the Hudson River. Our River includes an exhibition essay by art historian Juliana Krienik.

Our Library is the group’s most recent project. Stemming from the members’ concern about the current struggle for funding of public libraries in America, the artists each created a series describing their relationship to these institutions. The work includes drawing, collage, mixed media, photography, printmaking and paper installation.

The Studio Collective is a group of six politically and socially engaged artists that have been producing work together since 2012 in Westchester County. The group includes an author and book illustrator, a master printer, a multi-media artist, a cartoonist, an installation artist and a photographer.

The artwork is for sale and ten percent of the proceeds support Friends of the White Plains Library, which sponsors programing and staff development. The exhibit will be on display through September 25.

Featured Photo is of Diane Brawarsky’s “In Praise of Libraries.”

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