Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Featured Artist for May – Kevin Klumpp

The featured artist for the month of May is Kevin Klumpp. Mr. Klumpp has dealt with many challenges in his life, including being unable to speak and learning to communicate through sign language. He is very passionate about drawing and photography. Many of Kevin’s drawings take several days to complete and the inspiration for his work is not always known. Please stop in to the Smart Community Room and view his work any time our library is open.

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Featured Artist for April – Meg Anderson Argo

During the month of April, stop by our Smart Community Room and see the beautiful drawings of Meg Anderson Argo. Ms. Argo, who was a professional photographer for 20 years, also does pastel drawings which will be on display. She is inspired by nature, including the mountains of upstate New York and the ocean views of Cape Cod. Feel free to visit the exhibit any time the library is open.

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Papercutting Workshop with Local Artist 2/7

Were you impressed by the cut paper artwork of Shannon Delany and would like to learn more about it? On Saturday Feb. 7th at 10am, Ms. Delany is hosting a workshop on the papercutting process. You can learn to make a beautiful cut paper heart or Celtic knot.

Please note:

  • This workshop has a materials fee of $10 which must be paid when you register.
  • Participants must bring both manicure and standard scissors.

You can sign up at our circulation desk, or by calling 563-1200. Space is limited so give us a call to reserve your spot today!

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Featured Artist for October – Lillie Anderson

Lillie Anderson is the featured artist in Sidney Library’s Smart Community Room for the month of October. Ms Anderson studied intensely at schools like the High School of Music and Art, and has continued to draw and paint ever since. Her recent work includes local landscapes, cityscapes, and interior scenes. We invite you to check out the exhibit anytime our library is open.

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Artist of the Month – Amy Nordberg

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Have you stopped into our Smart Community Room during the month of September? This month’s art exhibit features local photographer Amy Nordberg, owner of SetMeFree Photo Art. Her artwork, which highlights nature and does not rely on digital editing, will be viewable whenever the library is open.

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Jungle Mural Celebration – Thurs 6/5

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a sample of Ms. Gatto’s completed mural

Sidney High School student Rosie Gatto recently completed her jungle themed mural in the children’s area of the Sidney Library. She worked over the year to paint this mural, which also helped her earn her Gold Award in Girl Scouts, the highest award available.

To recognize Ms. Gatto’s hard work and the completion of this project, we invite kids to join us at the Sidney Library at 4pm on Thursday June 5th for a celebration.

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Featured Artists for June – Scott & Brenda Wesley

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During the month of June, the Smart Community Room will feature artwork by Scott and Brenda Wesley. Both artists, who are residents of Unadilla, work primarily in acrylic and mixed media. Stop in anytime the library is open to view their work.

This exhibit can be viewed beginning on June 5th.

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Featured Artist – JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski

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photo by JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski

Our featured exhibit in the Smart Community Room for the month of April is JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski. JoAnn’s nature photographs make use of reflections and unusual perspectives, and are paired with beautiful frames carved from local wood.

This exhibit is open for viewing any time our library is open. We encourage you to stop back and visit it!

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Featured Artist for March – Alyssa Hardy

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photograph by Alyssa Hardy

Alyssa Hardy, the art teacher at Bainbridge-Guilford High School, will display a collection of artwork that includes drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints. The exhibit features work made by Alyssa and her husband Dan, as well as college friends and some of Alyssa’s students over the years.

The highlight of the exhibit will be descriptions accompanying each image, giving some insight as to how each piece was created. For those of you who have wanted to learn more about art techniques, you are sure to enjoy this exhibit in the Smart Community Room for the month of March.

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Beekeeping Presentation 3/1

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Many of our patrons have commented on the beautiful nature and animal photography of Lucinda VanVleck hanging in the Smart Community Room this month. We are excited that Ms. VanVleck, the secretary for the Southern Tier Beekeepers’ Association, will speak about the art of beekeeping this Saturday, March 1st at 11:00am in the Smart Community Room. We hope you can join us for what promises to be an informative talk.