GLEASON PUBLIC LIBRARY

22 Bedford Road
Carlisle, MA 01741

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ABOUT THE LIBRARY

EXHIBITS 2009-2013

The Carlisle Artisans: Beauty & Utility, Artfully Crafted
October 28 - December 30, 2013
Barbara, Cindy, Diane, Debbie, Dennis, Fran├žoise, Nancy, Steve, Tom
Carlisle Artisans 2013 postcard

Read more about this exhibit in the November 6, 2013 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


BILL COHN, CERAMIC SCULPTOR
NINA NIELSEN, PAINTER
July 29th - October 25th, 2013

Bill Cohn and Nina Nielsen postcard

Read more about this exhibit in the August 16, 2013 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


Oil Painting by Louise Arnold, 3D Stone Sculpture by Bill Bloomfield, and Photography by Dianne Bunis
May through July, 2013

Stone sculpture by Bill Bloomfield

Painting by Louise Arnold

DIANNE L. BUNIS fine art photography
A selection of work inspired by light
A comparative view of traditional black & white photography using a large format field camera and the iPhone.
Photography by Dianne Bunis

Read more about this exhibit in the May 29, 2013 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


The Annual Carlisle Public School Art Show
March 4th through May 3rd, 2013

Grades K-5 with teacher Rachel Levy

Grades 5-8 with teacher Courtney Longaker

Read more about this exhibit in the April 24, 2013 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.

2013 student self-portraits

2013 student sculpture

Sculpture by David Diamond
Labor Posters from the collection of Stephen Lewis

January 5 to March 2, 2013

"Within She Lies" by David Diamond

Within She Lies, David Diamond


Labor poster from the collection of Stephen Lewis

From the collection of Stephen Lewis

Read more about this exhibit in the February 15, 2013 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


Teachers of Art: Henry Cataldo, Adam Gooder, Rachel Levy, John Lindner, Courtney Longaker, and Joe Pickman
November 3 - December 29, 2012

"Teachers of Art" 2012 postcard

Read more about this exhibit in the November 14, 2012 issue of the Mosquito.


Expressions: Paintings by Randi Siu, Photography by Evan McGlinn, and Sculpture by Beth Brykman
August 1 - October 28, 2012

"Expressions" postcard 2012

A collection of paintings with positive energy by Randi Siu. These abstract dragon and impressionistic heart paintings incorporate inspiring words or symbols, hidden or obvious, to connect with the viewer in an energetically positive way.

A photography exhibit by New York Times photojournalist Evan McGlinn. Taken in the tradition of Robert Frank, Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson, these evocative images - conveying humor, sadness, and everyday life - paint a portrait of life in America today.

Sculptures by Beth Brykman. Starting with the love of the stone itself, each piece is a dialogue between Brykman and the raw material. Each is an expression of a contemporary theme in an ancient medium.

Read more about this exhibit in the September 12, 2012 issue of the Mosquito.


Exploring Dimensionality: 2+3: An Exhibition of Paintings by Michael Orzech + Sculpture by Betsy J. Constantine
May 19, 2012 - July 28, 2012

"Dimensionality" 2012 postcard

A collection of paintings by Michael Orzech. These surreal landscapes are a subconscious journey into a spatial dimension where imagination trumps reality. All paintings are oil on paper.

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Sculpture by Betsy J. Constantine. The third dimension is explored in stone and bronze sculpture, discovering forms within stone and playing with transitions from 2 to 3 dimensions in bronze.

Read more about this exhibit in the June 8, 2012 issue of the Mosquito.


Carlisle School Annual Spring Art Exhibit 2012

During the months of March and April, selected works of art from Carlisle students in Grades K-8 will be on display. This exhibit includes over 400 examples of artwork from students completed in the 2011-2012 school year. Creative and innovative works representing the visual art curriculum are highlighted, including examples of art history and world cultural elements. A wide variety of art mediums including creative and observational drawing, painting, printmaking, and ceramics is also on display.

2012 student sculptures

2012 student portraits
Read more in the March 30, 2012 Carlisle Mosquito.


Paintings and Photographs, January through February 2012:

Barbara Newell Jones - landscape paintings
Cortni Frecha - paintings on Wood
David Kulik - color photographs

Landscape painting by Barbara Newell Jones

Westies painted on wood by Cortni Frecha

Painting by Cortni Frecha

Read more in the January 18, 2012 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


Essence of Carlisle 2011
October 3 through December 30, 2011

The art displayed throughout the Gleason Public Library displays the artistic range and creative energy present in the town of Carlisle, MA. The 72 artists represented here range from full time artists to part time-pay attention, as some are likely to be your friends, neighbors and acquaintances! These Carlisle artists have chosen to use everything from oil, watercolor, encaustic to scrap metal, shingles from the old Gleason Library, and pieces of an airplane from the World Trade Center wreckage on 9/11.

Thank you to all the artists who participated in this show! Read more in the November 9 and November 16 issues of the Carlisle Mosquito.


"What We See" and "Pysanky"

August 3-September 30

Pysanky by Dan Kostyshyn
Pysanky by Dan Kostyshyn
Pysanky by Dan Kostyshyn

What We See, August 6-September 29

What We See, by Caroline Rufo, Joni Levy Liberman, and Elizabeth Carter

Read more in the August 31, 2011 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito: Pysanky and What We See.


Depot Square Artists

May 7-July 30, 2011

Depot Square Artists 2011 postcard

Depot Square Artists 2011
Vivian Berman
Jeanne Borofsky
Joan Carcia
Elizabeth Carter
Gracia Dayton
Allan Dushman
Joyce Collier Fearnside
Sara Feldman
Dora Hsiung
Margaret Wilson Kipp
Jan Cadman Powell
Deborah Read
Gillian Ross
Rani Sarin
Lucy Sprayregen
Dilla Gooch Tingley
Natalie Warshawer

depotsquaregallery@yahoo.com

Read more about this exhibit in the May 11, 2011 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


Carlisle School Annual Spring Art Exhibit
During the months of March and April, 2011, selected works of art from Carlisle students in Grades K-8 were on display. This exhibit includes over 500 examples of artwork from students completed in the 2010-2011 school year. Creative and innovative works representing the visual art curriculum are highlighted, including examples of art history and world cultural elements. A wide variety of art mediums, including creative and observational drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics is also represented.
Student art 2011

Read more about this exhibit in the March 30, 2011 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.



Jan 8-Feb 26: Watercolor Paintings by Roger Goulet
Also featured: works by Carlisle high school and college student artists


Watercolor paintings by Roger Goulet postcard

Read more about this exhibit in the January 13, 2011 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


Painting & Handweaving at Gleason Public Library
November 6-December 31, 2010
Painting & Handweaving by Cims and Kronenberg postcard

Lewka Z. Cims, painter
Nancy Kronenberg, handweaver

Read more about this exhibit in the November 19, 2010 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


Christensen, McPhee, and Golden postcard

Ann Christensen
Spirit of Place: oil paintings based on the cranberry bog at Great Brook State Park and other New England locations

Mollie McPhee
Written in Stone: photographs of the graves of Massachusetts writers in combination with their words

Jon Golden
A Radio for Every Room: miniature radio replicas, related articles and items. The collection of Jon Golden.

Read more about this exhibit in the September 24, 2010 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.
Summer Salon Janie Rogoff, sculptor; Gillian Ross, printmaker; Jerry Wedge, painter
Summer Salon 2010 postcard


July 7-September 4, 2010
Read more about this exhibit in the July 16th issue of the Mosquito.


May 7 through July 3: Painting by Alison Ruch, Sculpture by Suzanne Hill, and Photography by John Brewer Ruch, Hill, and Brewer postcard 2010

Read more about this exhibit in the May 5, 2010 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


Carlisle School Annual Spring Art Exhibit March 1 to April 30, 2010

During the months of March and April, selected pieces of artwork from Carlisle students in Grades K-8 will be on display. This exhibit includes over 300 examples of artwork from students completed in the 2009-2010 school year. Creative and innovative works representing the visual art curriculum are highlighted, including examples of art history and world cultural elements. A wide variety of art mediums, including creative and observational drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics is also represented.
Student protraits 2010

Student mixed-media 2010

Student sculpture 2010

A Cacophony of Voices
Visual Art at Minuteman Career and Technical High School
January 9-February 27, 2010

Minuteman Tech 2010 show

Visual Arts Mission Statement
  • The artists of Minuteman will strive to master both tools and techniques through the planning and creation of 2D/3D compositions while learning the language of art.
  • They will reflect on their work as well as the work of others. Using the knowledge gained in class, they will become well-informed aesthetic judges.
  • Students will be introduced to and inspired by both classic and contemporary artists.
  • Through exploration in the arts students will become more creative thinkers and problem solvers. Through collaborative projects this creativity will extend past the art classroom into other academic and vocational curricula.
  • The most important goal of the Minuteman Visual and Fine Arts Program is to give students the tools and knowledge to grow individually and become self motivated lifelong learners and artists.

About Minuteman
Minuteman Career & Technical High School is a four-year public regional high school serving Acton, Arlington, Belmont, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Lincoln, Needham, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland, Weston and many other cities and towns in Eastern Massachusetts. The school also provides free career development programs to many adults from its sixteen member towns and fee-based program to all other interested applicants.

To find out more about the exciting happenings at Minuteman, visit us on the web at www.minuteman.org. See more about this exhibit in the January 29, 2010 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


Shadows & Light
Sculptures in Alabaster, Marble, & Limestone by Greg Spitzer and Fine Art Photography by Joan Kocak
November 7, 2009-January 2, 2010
Shadows & Light postcard

Read more about this exhibit in the December 11, 2009 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


Artistic Impressions
New works by Joyce McJilton Dwyer, Michelle Garro, and Jennifer Maestre
September 9-October 27, 2009

Artistic Impressions postcard

Artists from the Brush at the Gleason and Nature's Language
July 13-September 5

Nature's Language: Photo Art by Wei Li
Nature's Language by Wei Li
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Artists from the Brush at the Gleason
Artists from the Brush
Carol BoileauChrissy Theo Hungate
Penny CoxLeslie MacPhail
Lolita DemersDonna Murray
Vassilios GiavisSteve Noroian
Deirdre GrunwaldGay Tracy
Cynthia HughesPamela Wamala
Jay W. HungateWill Winslow

Artists at the Brush: Lowell's Original Open Studios. For more information email artists@thebrush.org or call (978) 459-7819.


Old Home Day 2008: A Day in the Life of Carlisle, Mass.
a photographic retrospective by Carlisle resident Allison Cottrill
May 2-July 4
Old Home Day 2008 postcard by Allison Cottrill
Read more about this exhibit in the June 12, 2009 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


Yellowstone & Portrait of a Native American Indian
Photographs by Pam Ziehler
May 2-July 4, 2009
Yellowstone postcard by Pam Ziehler
Learn more about this exhibit in the May 15, 2009 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.


ART FROM THE CARLISLE SCHOOL
March 7 - April 25, 2009

On exhibit are selected pieces of artwork from students of the Carlisle Public Schools in Grades K-8. The exhibit includes over 300 examples of artwork from Carlisle students completed in the 2008-09 school year. Creative and innovative works representing the visual art curriculum will be on display, including examples of art history and world cultural elements. A wide variety of art media, including creative and observational drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, are also represented.

Student sculpture 2009

Student mixed-media 2009


Joseph Pickman: 20th and 21st Century Works
January through February 2009
Read more about this exhibit in the January 16, 2009 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito.

When the Soul Lies Down, by Joseph Pickman

When the Soul Lies Down, 21st Century

ABOUT ART AT THE GLEASON

Every two months the Art at the Gleason welcomes new exhibitions to the Gleason Public Library. The exhibits include photography, illustrations, drawings, interactive art, paintings, and works on fabric, among others.

In addition, Art at the Gleason features an annual student art show each year in cooperation with the Carlisle School elementary visual arts department.

CONTACT ART AT THE GLEASON

Art at the Gleason is curated by Emily Stewart, Andrea Urban, Amy Livens, Sandy Eisenbies (disk4fun@me.com), and Melinda Lindquist (melindalindquist@gmail.com).