January Display

The Livingston Public Library is currently displaying artworks by Eleanor Goldman Halpern.

Eleanor Goldman Halpern artist, piano teacher, and a Livingston resident for over 40 years, is showcasing her art at the Livingston Public Library from Dec. 31 – Jan. 15.IMG_5646

Eleanor’s passion for art started to develop as she was taught all of the mediums as an art major in high school.  Her works were often displayed in high school and college exhibitions. 

 In this exhibit are some of her watercolors, oils, pastels, and one of her stone sculptures.  She is fascinated with what a brush stroke can do, and how you can play with color. Eleanor always found time to sign up for art classes even while raising a family.  She particularly enjoyed studying portraiture art with the famous Daniel Greene and is currently studying watercolor with Maryann Burton.

Eleanor is proud to share her paintings and a sample of her sculpture with you at the Livingston Public Library Exhibit.

-Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services Librarian 

December Monthly Display

For the month of December, the Livingston Public Library is showcasing the wonderful artistic talent of Livingston based artist and art teacher Barbara Sax.

She has worked for over 40 years in the public schools in Roseland, Livingston and Maplewood and teaches privately in both NJ and Florida.

She is currently a staff member for Livingston Youth and Community Services (LYCS) IMG_5520as well as a member and current president of the Arts Council of Livingston (ACL). 

On display are a variety of stunning pieces created by Barbara, predominantly with acrylic paint or alcohol ink.

The eye catching  canvases are painted using an abstract acrylic flow process which involves mixing, applying and manipulating paint to flow across the canvas to create bold and intricate patterns.

The exquisite vases on display have been created with a similar poured technique.   Run off paint is collected onto non-porous sheets to dry. The dried paint skins are used with additional materials to create jewelry and as collage materials. 

Some of the charming tree ornaments and ceramic tiles on display have been created with acrylic paint and others with alcohol ink, a type of hybrid medium with the vibrancy of ink and the translucent fluidity of watercolor.  “Its very diverse qualities lends it to many types of applications and can be used on most non-porous surfaces” says Barbara.

-Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services Librarian