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Elizabeth Claire Rose :
Alpine Geography

Past Displays

Monday, May 7 – Friday, June 15, 2018

We are thrilled to be showing a selection of works on paper by artist Elizabeth Rose, a Pittsburgh area artist who is currently attending graduate school in Philadelphia. Rose has researched and created many series of artworks which explore landscape, migration, ecology, and place. She uses traditional methods of printmaking and photographic processes to create works on paper, illustrations, installations, and public art.

 


Quaker Valley Student Art Work

QVSD School District Display

April 2018

The display cases in April feature the artwork of students in the elementary, middle and high school of the Quaker Valley School District.

 


Shifting Perspectives: Five Years On

Past Displays

February 26 – March 17, 2018

This exhibition celebrates the five year anniversary of an Artists Invite Artists group residency focused on atmospheric firing at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts.

Included are: Fred Herbst, Julie Crosby, Trevor Dunn, Kenyon Hansen, Louise Harter, Doug Jeppesen, Liz Lurie, Dan Murphy, Tara Wilson.

Organized by Fred Herbst. Feb 26-Mar 17. Reception: Friday, Mar 16, 6-9pm.
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Ornament as Skeleton, This exhibition explores binary relationships between ceramics and architecture; technology and craft; and structure and decoration. Eliza Au. Organized by Eliza Au. Mar 14-17.
* This exhibit took place on the magazine cases in the reference area. *

 


Esther Rankin: Paintings and Drawings

Past Displays

January 19 – February 15, 2018


Esther Rankin works with oil and acrylic paint, as well as watercolor, ink, and charcoal and pastels. Esther is visually impaired and has a condition called Chronic Optic Nerve Atrophy, and was born color blind. Nevertheless she has forged a unique art making practice, making affecting and intriguing paintings and drawings.
Born in Aliquippa, Ms. Rankin lived in London for 4 years, and now lives in Ambridge, PA.

 


Holiday Gift Shop

Past Displays

During December 2017,  the display cases contained an array of gift items made by local artists and craftspeople. We featured work by artist and children’s illustrator Jeff Brunner, and offered a children’s ornament making workshop with him during December in conjunction with SPL’s Children’s Department.

Also included in the holiday gift exhibit were Kathryn Carr, Randi Morgan, Larissa Graudins of Rissi Design, Huffalo, Shivika Ashvana, Margaret Hendrickson, Maria Swanson, Bill Scimio and Jenifer Cooney.

 


Selections from….
Sewickley Public Library’s Local History Room


Past Displays

November, 2017

Check out the library’s digitized Historic Images and Documents here: http://digitalcollections.powerlibrary.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/psepl-hiad

 


 

Vanilla Moon
Mixed Media Exhibition Guest Curated by Lacey Hall


Past Displays

Past Displays

September 9 – October 15, 2017

Dandelion Wine is referred to as an autobiographical fantasy. This could also refer to the work in this show, as many of the artists look at ordinary objects, places, or things and make them extraordinary.
Bradbury looks at the clock and makes it a moon, and then makes the moon vanilla.
Likewise, these artists re-contextualize bees, flowers, birds, and plants, treasured objects and putting them in a new world, and giving them life. These artists still have one toe dipped in reality, but they also live in magic. Looking at these magical new worlds is somewhat like looking at a solar eclipse.
Everything is new and little odd, and may leave us feeling more alive and connected than before. – Lacey Hall

Artists:
Meredith Douthett
Robin Russell
Michael Willis
Pauline de Roussy de Sales
Elliot Camarra
Ellen Khansefid
Amanda Hunter
Lacey Hall
Beth Bolas
Dean Goldman
Marisa Marofske
Josephine Devanbu
Will O’Brien
Haley Dunn

 


At The End of the Day: 
Mixed media work by Naomi Chambers and Nora Gilchrist


Past Displays

August 7 – September 6, 2017

Paintings, drawings, fabric collages and mixed media pieces by Pittsburgh artists Nora Gilchrist and Naomi Chambers.


Sewickley Pennsylvania: Our Neighborhood
The Postal History of the First 150 Years


Past Displays

July 1 – August 6, 2017

This postal history collection tells the story of the origin and development of the eight post offices that served the greater Sewickley area of Southwestern Pennsylvania from 1803 – 1953, tracing the name Sewickley or “Sweetwater” from its roots at Sewickley bottom (today Leetsdale) and Sewickleyville, up to today’s Sewickley. Other nearby offices: Hayesville, Edgeworth Station, Dixmont, Glenfield, Fair Oaks, Leetsdale and Shields, were all incorporated in to the Sewickley Post office by 1982.

The collection, which belongs to Sewickley resident Dan Telep, features early stampless and hand-stamped usages, Internal Revenue and documentary usages, rates, auxiliary markings, regular issues and every recorded cancellation marking used. Seven unique varieties of cancellations, including the discovery Sewickley Edgeworth Station marking and the Sewickley and Leetsdale straight line cancels, are in the collection. Examples are drawn from private mails, incoming domestic and foreign mails and business correspondence.

 


Margaret Rose: Pastel Landscapes

 

Past Displays

 

June 3 – June 28,  2017

Margaret Hendricksen was born in the Chicagoland area and moved to Pennsylvania less than a year ago. Margaret always wanted to be an artist. But in which medium she never knew. She has had experiences in all mediums and went to college for film. Her mother was and still is an oil painter. It was only a few years ago that her mother exposed her to canvas type art and she ultimately fell in love with pastel art. She loves to work with colors and enjoys painting landscapes and still life.

Many people assume that pastel is oil pastel. There are several kids of pastel. Margaret works with a soft pastel, which can be described as a “colored chalk”. 

 


 Maria Mangano: Works on Paper

               Past Displays

               May 1  – June 2,  2017

Maria Mangano is an artist who explores the intersection of nature, museums, and science to address issues of wildness, conservation, and humanness.

Wildlife, especially the kind familiar to people living in cities, figures largely in her work. Birds, in particular, have always captured her interest because of the fractal-like depth of their physical complexity and their significance in human culture as symbols, augurs, and links to the spiritual world.

Mangano specializes in intaglio printmaking, a type of printmaking that includes etching and engraving, as well as watercolor and mixed media drawing.

 


The Wildlife Photography of Doris Dumrauf

               Past Displays

               February 15 – March 24, 2017

Please join Mrs. Dumrauf for her presentation “CreateYour Own Backyard Wildlife Habitat”,
which will take place Wednesday March 8th in the Community Room at the library.
Learn how to attract wildlife to your yard and why native plants are crucial to this goal. As a nature photographer, Mrs. Dumrauf spends many hours in her back yard – a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat – and observes the web of life up close. After her talk, Mrs. Dumrauf will sell and sign copies of her new book.

 


 Karen Krieger and David Montgomery

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January 6 – February 10, 2017

    Sewickley Public was pleased to show the artwork of  husband and wife Karen Krieger and David Montgomery. Both artists are extremely skilled with their hands (and ideas). In this exhibit, Karen, who is also an accomplished silversmith/jeweler, shows recent sculptural work: hand-stitched, 3-D paper forms. David shows a selection of 15 of his intricate dioramas/shadowboxes made of wood, brass, paper, glass, antique hardware, and various other materials.

 


Holiday Giftshop

Past Displays

From December 4—December 31, 2016

Artwork, Pet Accessories, Jewelry, hand knit items and more by Kathryn Carr, Jeff Brunner, Lindsay Huff (Huffalo), Randi Morgan, Rissi Designs, Mutthead, Jennifer Wojtowicz and more.

“MindForms and Liminal Landscapes”

A selection of paintings by Linda Price-Sneddon

Past Displays

From November 4—December 2, 2016

 


 

Four Ceramicists: Yoko Sekino -Bove, Eric Pardue, Seth Payne and Reiko Yamamoto

 

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Functional ceramics, On display October 4th – November 4th, 2016


The Paintings of Adalberto Ortiz

 

Past Displays

From September 1 – September 28, 2016

The Paintings of foot painter Sandy Allison

 

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July 28 – August 28, 2016

                                                                                                      


June 24 – July 20, 2016

Above Ground Fruiting Body Mushroom Show

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Artwork by: Tanya Ahn Riedel, Lucy Martin, Melody Owen, Matthew Underwood, Alexandra Lakin, Theodore Bolha, Tugboat Printshop, and a display case representing The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club. Be sure not to miss two extra programs that have been planned in conjunction with the art show: A showing of the documentary, Know Your Mushrooms on Tuesday, July 12 at 7PM and presentation about Sewickley Area Summertime Fungi on Monday, July 18 at 7PM. The presenter, Ann Berger, a Sewickley resident and member of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club, gave a talk on the fungi found in the Sewickley area in the summer.

 


The Artwork of Children’s Book Illustrator

Giselle Potter

Past Displays                     

   May 4 – June 15, 2016