Local residents are invited to submit applications to hang their work in our gallery. For more information, please call Phyllis Gargiulo at the library.
On the Gallery Wall
July 2016, North Salem High School Digital Photography
The students of North Salem explored a variety of approaches in using principles through the medium of photography. With each new approach, the students personal voice is expressed.
With advanced degrees in molecular biology, Shobha Vanchiswar is an award-winning artist, poet and author, photographer, garden columnist and prize-winning garden designer. Her art has been exhibited at various locations in Westchester County, NY and in New York City. Some of her works are in private collections.
My botanical works are not scientific illustrations. Instead, they are botanical 'portraits' and represent but one member of a specific family . They are intended to give the viewer some insight and pique their curiosity. Only constant interaction with the actual plant itself will lead to real understanding and true appreciation.
In the Exhibit Cases
Helen Frisbee, the granddaughter of Charles Close (owner of Old Hundred Tea Room which was the house at the corner of Titicus and June Roads where the North Salem Center/post office now sits) has donated a doll with a complete wardrobe hand stitched by Mrs. Close. The skirts, dresses, coats, hats etc are remarkable items, intricately detailed with pleats and lace, in the style of the late 1800's. Helen is now 98 years old and still remembers vividly stories of her childhood at the Close Homestead.
In the Conference Room
Pictures of the restoration of the Cat Ridge Cemetery.