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The Schomburg Center's collection of WPA photographs is now available on the NYPL's Digital Collections site.

Seward Park Library and Mija Jung Present: "Painter's Third Eye"


Artist Reception

Thursday, January 19, 6-8 pm

192 E. Broadway, 3rd floor


Exhibition from:

January 10th – February 28th

January 10th, 2017 - February 28th, 2017

Paintings by Dasha Shkurpela

Originally from Kyrgyzstan, Dasha Shkurpela lives and works in New York. She works in painting, drawing, and sculpture and writes art criticism. Dasha has been regularly participating in exhibitions since 1995. Twice she was a finalist in the Miami University National Young Sculptors Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award and received the George Sugarman Foundation grant in sculpture. Her works have been published in the periodicals Studio Visit  and Chicago Art Journal  and in the books  Fine Arts of Kyrgyzstan , Moscow: Galart, 2013, and Fine Arts in Kyrgyzstan, edited by Gamal Bonkonbaev, AUB, 2007. 

January 3rd, 2017 - January 31st, 2017

Wall of Hope

If you could write down one hope for the future, what would it be? Grab a sticky note, write down your hope and post it on our “Wall of Hope.” We hope to see our wall grow with your wishes throughout the month of January! For all ages. 

January 3rd, 2017 - January 31st, 2017

Copyright Liz Rudey

Lynn Croton and Liz Rudey: Drawings/Prints

Join us for an enchanting exhibition of Lynn Croton and Liz Rudey's collective show "Drawings/Prints" on view at Mulberry Street Library from January 5th through March 28, 2017.  The artists reception will be held in the Community Room of Mulberry Street Library on Saturday February 4th from 2 - 4 pm. 

Liz Rudey is an artist and Professor of Art and Art Education at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. Liz has been working in Sculpture, pottery, and jewlery since she attended Teacher's College, Columbia University, with Lynn Croton in the early 1970's. She began to make prints during a sabbatical from teaching in 2015. Studying with Michael Pellettieri at the Art Students League, Rudey found a natural transition from clay to carving linoleum. An interest in endangered birds became the subject of these prints.  

The birds featured in this exhibit all face, to varying degrees, extinction, due to pollution, construction, oil spills and changes to the food supply. The aim of this exhibit is to underline the fragile beauty of nature and the struggle to preserve and honor that beauty. 

Lynn Croton is an artist and educator who lives and works in New York City and South Florida. Lynn's Sculpture, drawings, ceramics and paintings have been exhibited in the United States, Japan and Korea. Her academic career was spent at Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus, where she served as a Professor of Art and Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts. 

copyright Lynn Croton

Her most recent drawings are influenced by abstract plant forms and callighraphy. Leaf frond and pod forms are recurrent images in her work, evoking landscapes and memory throughout the natural world. 

As a young college graduate from Wisconsin, Lynn's first introduction to the culture of New York City was while working at the 5th Avenue branch of the New York Public Library. For Lynn, it is an honor now to be invited to exhibit at the Mulberry Street Branch of NYPL with Liz Rudey, her dear friend and colleague. 




January 5th, 2017 - March 28th, 2017

at/rt collages in the key of E / Suenos Dominicano

Ken Ricci, Inwood resident, uses samples of interesting (never iconic) paper ephemera to create improvised collages ( 8"x24" to 2'X4')  in the traditional cut/paste method. Blending color and black/white elements, he creates patterns which appear as rhythmic abstractions at a distance, and, when viewed up close, evoke surprising perspectives and relationships.



Cheryl Faust, a native of Brooklyn New York, traveled to the Dominican Republic at the end of the rainy season in 2016. This collection is a photographic discovery of land and seascapes in Punta Cana and Santo Domingo. 

Meet the Artists Sunday, January 15 from 3-5pm.


January 15th, 2017 - February 15th, 2017

While many folks are still in the holiday spirit, it continues to be my job to get all of you excited for another exciting season of Major League Baseball.

Still Life Paintings By Children of Orange Line Studio

Stop by the library to see this lovely exhibition of still life paintings created by the children at Orange Line Studio.

About the exhibition: "This exhibition is all about STILL LIFES. Drawing and painting still lifes is a great exercise for a young artist. Besides, looking closely at everyday objects such as fruits, dishes and flowers helps us learn to see and appreciate beauty."

December 23rd, 2016 - February 28th, 2017

When George Washington passed away, New Yorkers fought in the streets over his legacy.

Len Cicio

Hi, I'm Len Cicio, an architectural and landscape draftsman, who works in colored pencils, pen & ink, oil pastels and wax art bars.  My focus are the NYC subways and landscapes of Northern Manhattan of Inwood Park and Washington Heights.  

I ride the NYC subways every day to work and back.  The subways can appear like a dirty and grungy place to be.  For me, it's surrounded by gothic, abstract, and sy-fy images with wonderful design patterns.  My goal is to show those vibrant colors and patterns that are all hidden in them and bring them out. 

The great songwriter Laura Nyro had a line from her song "New York Tendaberry," she said- "You look like a city but you feel like religion to me."  That's how I feel about NY too!  It's like a holy place with cathedrals of life and art revealing rich textures with stories and colors that you can feel all around you.

My landscapes are inspired from Washington Heights, in Northern Manhattan, and the last natural forest of Manhattan - Inwood Park, where I live and experience nature that is raw, powerful and in its natural primitive state.  I want you to experience a supernatural landscape living on a new earth that is untouched by man, and pull you into the Henry Hudson Bridge, where you feel yourself riding on that moving rhythm of waters and walking down that long winding path into Inwood Park because it’s so alive to me. The Creator stamped the colors of love into the life, movement and power of His creation.  I see them in the subways and landscapes of NYC. My hope, is that you will experience a taste of that heavenly city on my site.  A place that you've visited in your dreams and that always calls you home.

January 7th, 2017 - January 28th, 2017


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