Onondaga County Public Libraries notes

Photography exhibits hang throughout April

The following Onondaga County Public Libraries will host art exhibits during the month of April. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Central Library, located in The Galleries of Syracuse at 447 South Salina Street, will feature the artwork of Jim Dieso. During the month of April Dieso will exhibit his work entitled, "Beyond Photography." Visit Central Library's Browse-About area in the main lobby and enjoy his photography.

"Final products of digital pictorials and digital expressions begin with photographic images as I continually exercise and refine my personal art of seeing." The artist is continually on the look out for a world of color, line and form found in barns, fields, farmlands, lakeside skies and other objects. Dieso pays close attention to the interplay of light, shape, appearance, patterns and textures. Call 435-1900 for more information.

Mundy Branch Library, located at 1204 South Geddes Street, welcomes spring with an array of floral photographs. Jim Budrakey, a Manlius photographer, has assembled a group of photographs designed to raise spring spirits and leave thoughts of winter behind. Most of the flowers in the exhibit bloom in Budrakey's wife's garden, but some are more exotic flowers for variety. The exhibit is entitled, "Hey! It's April."

Call 435-3797 for more information.

Paine Branch Library, located at 113 Nichols Avenue, displays the photography of Tiffany (O'Brien) Gratien. Enjoy viewing her black and white photos which will be on display throughout the months of April and May. Call 435-5442 for more information.

Petit Branch Library, located at 105 Victoria Place, features the work of Buddy Belonsoff, whose landscape photos of the Sedgwick area and Onondaga Lake Park will be on display during the month of April. The exhibit is entitled, Simple Things. This exhibit also includes an Everson Museum exhibition photo entitled "Puffy Clouds." Call 435-3636 for more information.

Soule Branch Library, located at 101 Springfield Road, welcomes participants from the Onondaga Art Guild who will share an eclectic collection of paintings from their favorites of watercolors, acrylics, and pastels. OAG is the oldest art guild in the country. The members meet each month to promote artistic skills and interest in the fine arts and have sponsored painting workshops and occasional field trips to museums and exhibitions. Call 449-4300 for more information.

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