On view in the Library's Museum Gallery from April 3rd through May 27th, 2022. An opening reception will be held on Sunday April 3rd, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Capacity will be limited to 25 persons at a time.
Westchester-based artist Lori Kapner Hosp's paintings pay tribute to the beauty and richness of the home lands that newcomers to the U.S.have left behind. Each painting offers a glimpse of the people, traditions or culture of the country it represents. Lori’s art honors the bravery, heart and exuberance of our new neighbors who bring so much to our communities. (More information about Lori and her artwork is available at www.LoriKapnerHosp.com)
Proceeds from the sale of the paintings will be donated to Hearts & Homes for Refugees (www.HeartsandHomesforRefugees.org), a Westchester-based organization that welcomes, assists and advocates for refugee families in the region.
Lori began painting for personal enjoyment but more recently undertook new works with a specific purpose: to assist refugees and asylees in our communities to become self sufficient in their new home land. Both the refugee families and the dedicated volunteers whom Lori has met as Board Member and active volunteer for Hearts & Homes for Refugees inspired and informed this work. Her art has been included in exhibitions at Pelham Art Center in Pelham, NY and in the Beaux Arts Exhibition in Dobbs Ferry, NY. A previous series entitled “Glimpses of the Places They Called Home” was the focus of a successful online auction in 2020 to raise funds for refugees in our region who were hard hit by the pandemic.
Lori's style is a mix of traditional and contemporary to reflect the subject of each piece and its place of origin: Malaysian wau bulan kites, Vietnamese basket boats, Senegalese pirogues, Iranian salt mountains, portraits of people from Afghanistan, Peru, Japan, Iraq, Jamaica…and more.
In addition to her art and volunteer work, Lori is a 25-year communications industry veteran with expertise in global brand strategy and business development. Throughout her career she worked for several international branding consultancies including her own firm. A native of Great Neck, NY, Hosp lives in Scarsdale, NY with her family.