Local residents are invited to submit applications to hang their work in our gallery. For more information, please call Phyllis Gargiulo at the library.
On Our Library Wall
Richard Rodamar - May 2013
Richard Rodamar has a distinguished career as a photographer. He is a native of Iowa and received a BFA from Pratt Institute. While pursuing his own artistic endeavors, Rodamar has also gained a significant amount of experience as a commercial photographer. He has shot fashion and beauty, architecture, food and interiors, still life, and portraits for an impressive list of clients, including Ogilvy & Mather, Fairchild Publications, Mademoiselle, Playboy Enterprises and Random House among others. He combines his commercial jobs with his gallery exhibitions.
His works have been presented at the Art Director's Club and the Silvermine Guild Arts Center and the Ridgefield Library. He has also taught photography at Western Connecticut State University and at Silvermine School of Art. He is well known for his photographs of the meatpacking district in Manhattan taken between 1981 and 1991.
"Being a photographer, I visualize the world in a poetic way that is personal. I find that by sharing it, I earn rewards of many types, in many ways. I find inspiration in everything each and everyday. I am fascinated with creating new compositions within nature and wherever I go.
The subject of this show is the Cross River Water Reservoir. This tranquil location cptured my attention and I have spent many hours photographing it a different times of day. Creating a sense of place using color, light, shadows and composition to convey an emotional narrative of the landscape and place.
My images have been compared to Zen. Yet I believe all cultures have a moment that seems to overlap that reveals a truth. It is that vision that I strive for."
In the display cases
Bryan Lee Madden - April 2013
Bryan Lee Madden is a native North Salem resident who expertises in creating detailed Etch-A-Sketch drawings.
In the conference room
These pictures were scanned from glass negatives given to the North Salem Historical Society in 1986 by Bob Beckwith, a former owner of Merryweather Farm, the Grant home in North Salem. All of the negatives were scanned at high resolution and twenty-five of them were printed for this display. These charming family pictures were taken by Ulysses S. "Buck" Grant Jr., son of President Ulysses S. Grant, primarily at their home in North Salem between the years of 1888 and 1893. The exhibit was undertaken by Linda Farina of the NSHS and professionally hung by Kate Bartsch.