The Little Falls Public Library is pleased to announce, now through April 30th, a new exhibition “Breathing Space” by the artist Garlyn MaGinnis in its wheelchair-accessible Community Room gallery space at 10 Waverly Place, Little Falls. The exhibition will be free and open to the public during all of the library’s usual operating hours. The art exhibition’s reception will be similarly free and open to the public Saturday, April 16th, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, to celebrate MaGinnis’ work.
Garlyn MaGinnis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from The College of Saint Rose.
She’s an artist and a mother of three amazing humans and one goofy canine. Garlyn occasionally accepts commissions for pet portraits and painted furniture. She’s currently learning pottery from The Smithy Clay Studio in Cooperstown, NY. Garlyn is a member of Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts and The Arts Factory of Montgomery County. You may find more of Garlyn’s artwork on Instagram @gem_in_the_studio.
The artist provided the library with the following biographical statement to help provide viewers perspective on her work: “As an artist, I thrive on quiet times… mood weather appeals to my introspective nature. A rainy day gives me “permission” to stay in and paint. But it is while out in the natural elements during daily dog walks that I collect inspiration for future paintings. I am most inspired by brooding clouds, the calm before and after a storm, the mist, the dawn, the dusk, and all the other in-between times. These times are a reminder that our lives, our bodies, and our planet are all in a constant state of flux.
“My recent body of work, Breathing Space, is an exploration of abstract Impressionism. The exhibit is a culmination of personal growth, resilience, and liberation through a pandemic, a move, loss, and other life changes. Devoid of distracting details, my landscapes are imbued with an atmospheric, emotive quality achieved by “weathering” a surface with various mark-making tools and techniques. I enjoy this intuitive way of working. My landscapes are not as much about the physical places themselves as much as they are about the memories and feelings evoked by those places.
“It is my hope that my art resonates with my viewers and provides respite from the everyday demands of life. I invite my audience to pause, reflect, and find peace within Breathing Space.”
For more information on this and other upcoming library events, you can visit the Little Falls Public Library’s website at www.lflibrary.org, check out the library’s Facebook homepage at http://www.facebook.com/littlefallslibrary, or contact by phone at 315-823-1542. The Little Falls Public Library appreciates this opportunity to share local arts and culture with the community!