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Art and Music - Katherine Jackson and Paul Meyers


October 20, 2011


In celebration of The New York Public Library's 100th birthday, artist Katherine Jackson has created Storylights a series of three site-specific exhibitions with the first one presented in the new reading room on the first floor.

Please join us for the reception taking place in the reading room on the first floor on Thursday October 20 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Renowned jazz guitarist Paul Meyers performs at the reception from 8-8:30 p.m. He has been described as “one of the most eloquent jazz guitarists since Kenny Burrell” (James Gavin, New York Times). Paul Meyers has performed and/or recorded with an ever growing list af jazz greats such as Geri Allen, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Ray Drummond, Eliane Elias, Clare Fischer, Sonny Fortune, Eddie Gomez, Annie Ross, Marc Johnson, Wynton Marsalis, George Mraz, Rufus Reid, David Sanchez and Kenny Werner.

Katherine Jackson’s most recent public installation/exhibitions were in Manhattan – in the windows of the Tenement Museum and of the Educational Alliance art school/community center. In addition to public art, she has had large scale solo exhibitions at Bennington and Hobart/William Smith Colleges. Her work has been widely shown in galleries, colleges, and universities in New York, Boston, New Haven, Ann Arbor, Maine, London, and elsewhere. It has been featured in numerous arts & literary magazines, where she has also contributed image/text pieces, poems, essays, and translations. Her images and drawings have also appeared on the covers or among the pages of many books of poetry.