Art Exhibits

Irene Stapleford

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March 3 - April 27, 2019 in the Meeting Room Gallery

Paintings by Irene Stapleford  will be on exhibit at the library during the months of March and April.  The public is invited to a reception to meet the artist on Saturday, March 16 from 2-4 p.m.

The artist says of her work:  The tension between movement and stillness informs my artwork. I find inspiration in landscape, memory, and dreams. Color is central to the mood and emotional resonance of each painting. Abstract forms and patterns are juxtaposed with storytelling or dreamed imagery, incorporating energetic, expressive brushstrokes, tree branches’ organic geometry, and vintage imagery. Washy, translucent glazes of acrylic are gradually applied, sanded away, and sealed under new glazes, creating layered atmospheres of subtle color, image transfers, and patterns of dots, stripes, or triangles. The interplay between graphic imagery and painterly color creates exciting juxtapositions and may raise questions about painting vs. printmaking. I consider myself a painter, but have also been influenced by my graphic design work, finding much to explore in the intersection of paint and image manipulation software.

Irene Stapleford, a resident of Concord, is a practicing artist and graphic designer.  She earned her BA and MFA in fine art, and has been engaged in making and exhibiting artwork for as long as she can remember. Stapleford has taught classes in both fine and digital art at a number of area institutions, including the DeCordova Museum and the Worcester Museum of Art.

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Mary K. Mooney

Reincarnation of the Old

A Collection of Mixed Media Figurative Sculpture

On view now in the Library Solarium

Local artist Mary K. Mooney has been a member of the Art Space-Maynard community for twelve years.  In addition to having a studio at Art Space-Maynard, Mary is also a member of the gallery committee and the Co-Chair of the outdoor sculpture exhibits at Art Space-Maynard.  Mary has a background in Design, Painting and Sculpture.

The artist says of her work:  Old found objects speak to me, and as I listen I feel they each tell me they have another purpose.  This is what has influenced my current body of work, a collection of mixed media figurative sculpture.  I rely on the influence of surrealism as a foundation for my work.  My process is to let the objects inform the figure, which allows each piece to take on its own personality.  I use a variety of materials in each sculpture and although each piece is different, the result is consistent, to give each piece a new life.  By giving new life to these objects, I invite the viewer to see the ability to repurpose and recycle objects and to find their inner beauty.

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Exhibitions are free and handicapped accessible. Exhibitions in the library meeting room are available for viewing whenever the library is open and the room is not in use for a meeting. Please check the library Events Calendar for availability.

For information on Acton Memorial Library Artists' Exhibition Opportunities please click HERE.