Art at the Library


Photographic Art Exhibition by Joseph Lewis

November 2 - December 4, 2015  I  Central Library Gallery    I   1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach

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"American Alchemy" by Joe Lewis

Reception: Saturday, November 21, 1-3 p.m., Central Library Friends Room

Joe Lewis, is a nationally known artist, arts administrator, educator, and professor of Art at the University of California, Irvine.

“American Alchemy” uses cultural iconography and historical moments: the eagle, the flag, oil rigs, documents, etc., as springboards for the audience to re-investigate their personal relationships with the American historical experience. The work commemorates the environment, our political system, and occasionally takes a whimsical view of our foibles. 



Upcoming Exhibit


 Exhibit by Charlotte Lerner l December 7 - January 4, 2016

Charlotte "Charlie" Lerner has been an artist in Newport Beach for many years.  Watercolor is her medium of choice. Charlie states, "The freedom of the water with the stain of color on paper made of cloth… sets this medium apart from any other… I bring the nature I so love to my art in this free and uncontrolled form of painting."






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Joan Irving Brandt Art Exhibit l February - March, 2016

Centennial Celebration: March 5, 2 p.m.

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission invites you to view an extraordinary collection of watercolors at the Central Library in celebration of the 100th birthday of celebrated Corona del Mar artist, Joan Irving Brandt.  The Centennial Celebration will include a special presentation on March 5 in the Central Library Friends Room with art expert Gordon McClelland taking about Joan Irving Brandt’s work.






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