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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

Visionary Landforms

Jane Cooper and Brenda Giegerich

October 2 to October 30   

These monotypes are one of a kind original prints made by painting and layering ink on plexiglass, placing paper (or canvas) on top and running it through a press multiple times. Both artists are current members of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut, and have been friends for years.

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Hudson Valley Waterfalls

Jamie Williams Grossman

November 3 to November 29

Hudson Valley Waterfals will be the subject of an art exhibit by area resident Jamie Williams Grossman. This award-winning artist paints on location in oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor. She taught painting at Putnam Arts Council and Olana, and is represented by River Winds Gallery in Beacon. Jamie is the leader of Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters, a 350-member group of artists dedicated to painting on location throughout the Hudson Valley. She says, "Waterfalls are among my favorite subjects. In addition to the compositional beauty, I find the soothing sounds of the rushing water come back to me as I view the paintings. The rusty, earthy clay colors are a welcome contrast to summer greens, and the striking value changes of wet rock and glimmering highlights on the water lend excitement to the scenes. We have many great waterfalls in the Hudson Valley which provide endless inspiration."


In the display cases
Bryan Lee Madden's Etch a Sketch Artwork

etch a sketch

Bryan Madden grew up in Purdys New York. He attended college in Plattsburgh where he discovered a talent for Etch A Sketch. His etches have achieved Internet fame and media attention and been featured on CBS News, CNBC, and in The Wall Street Journal.

He takes commissions of people, homes and businesses in addition to traveling the country to sketch portraits at weddings, corporate events and parties. All his art is preserved by removing the sand contained within (so as to prevent shaking/erasing) and he has shipped many across country including one hanging in Portland in The Children's Museum of Maine.

In the conference room
Historic Newspapers from North Salem
Compiled by the North Salem Historical Society 

From gossip, weddings, ads and obituaries to front page dramatic headlines, our latest display on old newspapers in the conference room of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library offers a revealing  look at our past.  Take this historic tour of early newspapers starting in the 1880s and see the variety of papers and reporting styles that covered the stories of North Salem, Croton Falls, Purdys and Salem Center.

Newspapers Tell the Story in Words and Pictures will be up for approximately six months. 

Please let us know if you have copies of any old papers that we could  copy and add  to our collection.

Thank you and enjoy!