The Fitzgerald Art Gallery, located in the hallway between the Circulation area and the Referance area was dedicated in recognition of services to the Warner Library by Gerald Fitzgerald. Mr. Fitzgerald was a trustee of the library from 1941-1969 and president of the trustees from 1953-1969.
Each month, a different artist's work is showcased in the gallery. These artworks can range from traditional paintings and renderings to modern photography and abstracts, each reflecting the artist's personal style and perspective of the world.
Animals and Landscapes
by Elizabeth Royston
A reception will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 2pm to 4pm.
Refreshments will be served, all are welcome to attend.
About the Artist
For many years I took photographs mainly for the purpose of remembering our family’s major events as well as the many trips that we took. Several years ago, though, I decided to delve more deeply into photography and tried to learn different ways to use photography to record the beauty and intricacy of the natural world.
After working in Manhasset, Long Island, as an Elementary Science Consultant and living in Port Washington for many years, my husband and I moved to Heritage Hills in Somers, to be in a more rural location. Also, our son Peter and his family live in Sleepy Hollow and we wanted to be closer to them.
Westchester has been an exciting area for exploring our natural world, but travel has been as important as ever for me. I have been to many places, from New Zealand to Mexico, from Indonesia to Canada. Always with camera in hand and an eye out for an interesting or different point of view.
For this exhibit, I have chosen to show bears and the environments in which they live. Polar bears in the tundra in Churchill, Manitoba and brown bears in the wilds of Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park in Alaska are the subjects.
Coming in January
Pauline Bruno will display her artwork featuring oils, acrylics, and mixed media.
About the Artist
Mrs. Pauline Bruno of Mahopac is currently exhibiting part of her collection of paintings here. She has previously exhibited her work at banks, galleries, and libraries in WESTCHESTER and PUTNAM counties. Mrs. Bruno is a graduate of the High School of Industrial Art, and is a former student of fashion design. Impressionism is her favorite art period and she works in oils, watercolor and acrylic. Bright colors help her to achieve a depth of feeling in her work.
She is a member of the P.A.C. organization. The artist is the mother of 8 children and was married to her husband Frank for 58 years. Aside from painting, she participates in a number of local singing groups, including the Maryknoll Choir, The Hudson Bells, The R.S.V.P. Line Dancers And Singers, and her church choir, and as an actor in Regional Theater Productions. In addition, Mrs. Bruno teaches fitness classes and is employed by the Country House in Westchester in recreation. She is an avid gardener, seamstress, crafter, and enjoys reading and volunteering.
Coming in February
Black History Month Exhibit
In honor of Block History Month, the Warner Library is proud to feature five great African-American artists
Ronald Brown, Don Whitely, Walter Evans, Steve Ferri, and Hilary Blackman.