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"Destination Art" Exhibition of Acrylics by Sherry Marger

November 4, 2019 - January 3, 2020, Central Library Gallery

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The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents Destination Art, an exhibition of acrylic paintings by Sherry Marger, on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery.  

Sherry Marger is an acrylic landscape painter, born in New York City, but raised in New Jersey. As a youngster, never having been to an airport or on an airplane, little did she suspect that in the future, she would be able to fly to far off places of more interest and experience firsthand the astounding beauty that awaited her.

Studying computer graphics and layout design, led to a position at a Public Health Department working on instructional materials for Educators. Eventually she started her own business designing custom invitations.

It wasn’t until much later in life, when she started traveling that she began to paint more seriously. Always having photographed, catalogued and then assembled albums of trips, she realized how painting could further interpret her traveling world experiences to herself and to others.  Traveling became her inspiration. Destination Art has become her passion.  As a studio artist, she works in an impressionistic style with acrylic paints.  Plein air watercolor sketching is done on location to lay the groundwork for the finished paintings done on either canvas or paper in her studio.

The exhibition will be on display November 4, 2019 through January 3, 2020, during library operating hours.

(Nyhaven Colors by Sherry Marger)

 

"Shore and Marsh Birds" Photographic Exhibition by Gail White

January 6 - March 6, 2020, Central Library Gallery

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The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents Shore and Marsh Birds, an exhibition of photographs by Gail White, on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery.  

Gail White is a long-time resident of Balboa Island. She grew up on the Island, graduated from Newport Harbor High and returned to the Island in 1995 upon her retirement. Strictly an amateur photographer, White's interest in photographing shore and marsh birds evolved from her love of the beach. 

All of the photographs on exhibit were shot locally in Newport Beach, Crystal Cove, Bolsa Chica Wetlands and the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary. Gail White's desire in exhibiting these photos is to share with library patrons the wonderful marine birds we have in this area. 

The exhibition will be on display January 6 through March 6, 2020, during library operating hours.

(Brown Pelicans, Corona del Mar by Gail White)

 

Driftwood Bird Sculpture Exhibition by Cindy English Gillis

January 6 - March 6, 2020, Central Library Gallery

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The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents a sculpture exhibition by Cindy English Gillis, on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery.

Cindy English Gillis creates bird sculptures from wood, driftwood and other natural pieces from nature. The objects usually have a shape, color or texture that inspires her.

“My reason for creating these birds is to capture the essence, through shape, movement and gracefulness.  My intent is not to replicate but, to present, a three dimensional interpretation of what I am creating. These sculptures include Great Blue Herons, Egrets, Hummingbirds, Sparrows, Sanderlings and even a Swan.”

Gillis began her artistic career at the age of 26 when she began painting birds with watercolor. In 1997 she received a BA in interior design, and then went on to work with her husband’s firm, Gillis & Associates Architects, which specialized in public works projects. After her retirement in 2010, Gillis began creating jewelry and driftwood bird sculpture with the things she found along the way, a journey that has been a rewarding one that she look forward to every day with joy and passion.

The exhibition will be on display January 6 through March 6, 2020, during library operating hours.

(Elegant Great Blue Heron in Flight and Sanderlings Racing to the Water's Edge by Cindy English Gillis)

 


Up Next

2020

  • Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass (oil on canvas): March 9 - May 8
  • Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs ("Youth Ocean Art", mixed media): May 11 - July 10
  • William Leung (acrylic on canvas): July 13 - September 4
  • Agnes Schenk ("Never Stop Blooming", oil on canvas): September 8 - November 6
  • "Fake or Fortune: Provenance and Attribution" (exhibition and lecture): November 9 - January 8, 2021

2021

  • Richard Ferncase (Photography): January 11 - March 5
  • Quilts on the Wall (Textiles): March 8 - May 7
  • Sunny Kim (Acrylics): May 10 - July 2
  • Ann Apeles Brunning ("Flying Flowers", photography): July 5 - September 3
  • Roxanne Sexauer (Woodcuts & Linocuts): September 7 - November 5
  • Lisa Fu (Watercolors): November 8 - January 7, 2022

2022

  • Michael Crook (Carved/Painted artwork): January 10 - March 4

 

To have artwork considered for an exhibition at the Central Library, download and fill out the Application for Consideration Art

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