The Gallery at Glen Rock Public Library
Supported and sponsored by the Friends of the Library
The Gallery is managed by the Friends of the Glen Rock Library. It enhances the Library itself and at the same time enriches patrons’ visits. The Gallery is also an important venue for metropolitan area artists to display their work. Applications and art are accepted throughout the year.
For more information on exhibiting artwork in The Gallery, please download the following documents:
“Springboard” - the collective name of a diverse group of local artists - exhibits their latest artwork at the Glen Rock Library including botanical drawings, abstracts, plein air landscapes, and expressionist paintings that cover a wide range of subjects. The members of Springboard meet monthly to encourage, critique, and support each other in their artistic pursuits.
This month’s featured artist is Dr. Joy Yoo. Painting outdoors enables Dr. Yoo to express the spontaneity and emotion of the moment by capturing wind, clouds, air, light, and shadow. Most of the oil paintings on exhibition at the library were created during her trip last month to the Canadian Rockies. One exception is “The Village Christmas Tree” which was selected by Ridgewood, NJ’s art council to be included in their latest fundraising note cards. In addition to painting, Dr. Yoo practices dentistry at her Ridgewood, NJ Office.
Peter Grad, a Ridgewood, NJ photographer, has been capturing images for more than a dozen years, often returning to the same spots time and time again. Inspired by parks and gardens throughout Bergen County and New York City, Grad states: “The park is a tapestry, a chromatic continuum providing an infinite palette of both brilliant and subtle hues that, waiting to be captured, can never be duplicated.”
Eugene Lagana, an innovative and imaginative photographer creates artistic stories with surrealism in mind. Taking inspiration from Salvador Dali and the experimental and satirical compositions of Frank Zappa, the New Jersey artist loves to observe people's reactions when they see his work for the first time.
Joanne DiStasi's approach to nature photography is to look at the subject from all angles and showcase the textures and details that typically get passed over or ignored. She loves delighting clients with photographs of their special events including weddings, mitzvahs and sweet sixteen parties and can be found by her brand "Stolen Moments, Inc.".
The artists from the “Tuesday Night Painters” group are our featured artists this month.
Julia Fish is our featured artist this month.
Stanley Cohen, a Glen Rock resident, is our featured artist this month.
Adele Stavish, a resident of Northern New Jersey, appreciates all art mediums. Her April exhibition of oil paintings is inspired by travel and nature.
Glen Rock resident Jim Nonas is a this month's featured Gallery artist. Jim is a self-taught collage artist who stumbled on the process of collage while teaching his Sunday school class. He is also a high school science teacher and wrestling coach with art exhibited in Florida and New Jersey.