Betts Branch Library
4862 South Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13205
by Brenda Duffey
Saturday, November 14
Author, Brenda Duffey, will have a presentation of her book, The Peacemaker, along with a book signing.
"The Peacemaker takes readers through time, through the history of the United States and the events that made it a great nation that it is today. From the treaty of the Indians to the colonization of the New Land, from the evolution of a country to the outcome of a myriad of races growing to become one, this book presents a story of love and hope."
Robert P. Kinchen
The Galleries of Syracuse
447 South Salina St.
NOVEMBER ART EXHIBIT:
Impressions of New York and Beyond
In conjunction with the exhibition Turner to C (c)zanne, at the Everson Museum of Art, an en plein air ("in the open air") painting event was held at the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, New York this summer. Plein Air artists gathered to create works of art inspired by the beautiful vistas and rolling hills of Central New York. Other local plein air artists were also invited to submit plein air works, many of which were created around Central NY State. Participating artists include Eileen Arnold, Joan Back, Cookie Falcone, Wendy Harris, Robert P. Hedden, Peter Huntington, Rosemary Krupka, Patricia MacKillop, Adriana Meiss and Susan Murphy.
The term en plein air is a French term that literally translates "in the open air". Up until the 1800s artists generally painted in studios, but Impressionist artists began to experiment with painting outdoors. They wanted to capture the effects of a specific moment in time such as the angle of the sun at a particular time of day, a weather pattern, season or even people as they walked down the street.