QUILT OPEN HOUSE -- CANCELED due to bad weather
Saturday, January 6 from 1:00-3:00pm - Drop in for a chance to meet local quilters, see their work and ask questions about their art. A perfect opportunity for quilters and non-quilters to view and learn about various styles and techniques.
Featured quilters will include Marilyn Belford, Jasia Hartmann and Fran DePalma-Iozzi. Marilyn Belford is an award-winning quilter, well known for her realistic fabric portraits and art quilts. She comes to the quilting community after a long, successful career in the art world. Her works have been shown at the AQS show in Paducah, Quilters’ Heritage Celebration in Lancaster, the IQA International Show in Houston, TX, the Schweinfurth Museum in Auburn, NY and other museums and shows nationally, winning many awards. Vivid colors and rich textures are hallmarks of quilting artist Jasia Hartmann’s figurative, geometric and abstract works. Hartmann executes many motifs, including skies, seas and landscapes, pets and wild animals. Fran DePalma-Iozzi has been quilting off and on for the past 15 years. Her quilts have been exhibited at Casa Colombo Center for the Arts in Jersey City, and have won awards through the State Federation of Women’s Clubs. Phebe Bishop has been quilting since 1986. Her quilts are done completely by hand. They have been displayed at Stone Harbor, NJ. For information please call the library at (973) 226-2837.
ESSEX COUNTY PHOTO CLUB ART RECEPTION & LECTURE
Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30pm - Nath Kaplan will be presenting a lecture on "How to Take Better Photographs".
EMBRACING A SIGN, OPENING A BOOK (call to register)
Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30pm - Book and memoir readings with Marion Goldstein and Mary Ladany.
Tuesday evenings at 6:30-7:30 starting on January 23rd through February 13th - This workshop, offered by Maya Lordo, Health Education Coordinator for Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services and Registered Yoga Teacher-200, involves standing poses with modifications for beginners and challenges for those who may already have a yoga practice. Class is on a first come first serve basis. Doors close promptly at 6:30. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Limited to 18 spots. For more information, call the library at (973) 226-2837.
PIZZA & MOVIE: "Megan Leavey" (call to register)
Wednesday, January 10 at 1:00 p.m. Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.