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Layers: Monotypes by Kay Hartung

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Monotypes by Kay Hartung will be on exhibit in the library’s Meeting Room Gallery during the months of March and April 2024.

Kay Hartung has been reconnecting with her roots in fibers and textiles, expanding on her love of pattern and embracing spontaneous methods, creating prints and mixed media works that captivate the eye with their color and energy.  She is fascinated by what happens and the surprises that occur when she layers seemingly opposing patterns on top of each other. She loves the depth that can be created on a flat surface with these methods. The layers of opposing patterns relate to all the conflict that has been going on in the world today but also show that contrasting elements can come together to form new relationships.

Hartung received a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art, and an MFA from Syracuse University. She has been awarded grants from the Somerville Arts Council, Malden Arts Council and the Ford Foundation. In 2017 she was the recipient of a Merit Award from Vermont Studio Center for a month-long Artist’s Residency. Hartung has contributed to the art community through extensive administrative work often as a project coordinator or jury member and has taught at Endicott College and Bradford College, among others. Recent exhibitions include Danforth Annual Juried Exhibition 2023, Interconnected: A Fiber Show at Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, Relationships: Hot/Cold/Intricate at Southern Vermont Art Center. Hartung lives in Acton with her husband Paul and dog Tori.

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 Program Calendar for availability.

At the beginning of each year, the Arts Committee of the Acton Memorial Library invites Massachusetts artists to submit work for consideration for upcoming exhibitions in the Meeting Room Gallery. More information is available on the library’s Artists Exhibition Opportunity page.