Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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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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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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Photo Club to Meet 4/7

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Photo club, run by local photographer Thomas Hunter, will meet this Monday, April 7th at 6pm in the Smart Community Room. Thomas goes into great depth about the many functions of digital cameras, so this group is a great fit for both beginner and experienced photographers.

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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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Photography Club to Meet 3/3

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Do you have a camera you’d like help learning how to use? Or, are you interested in connecting with other  photographers? Join Thomas Hunter (local photographer) and others for the Photography Club’s second meeting. It will be held at 6:00pm on Monday, March 3rd in the Community Room. Be sure to bring your camera!

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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.

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Photography Club to Meet 2/3

The newly formed Photography Club, organized by local photographer Thomas Hunter, will meet for the first time this Monday, February 3rd at 6:00pm in the Smart Community Room. If you have an interest in learning more about your camera, please come. This group is free to the public. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

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Featured Artist for February – Lucinda VanVleck

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bumblebee photograph by Lucinda VanVleck

If you are in the Sidney Library this month, be sure to take an extra minute to stop by the art exhibit in the Smart Community Room. This month’s featured artist is Lucinda VanVleck, who photographs nature, and has a special interest in honeybees. We hope you enjoy her work.

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Digital Photography Workshop on Wednesday 1/15

Join us on Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30pm in the Community Room for a wonderful workshop being presented by Sidney local Thomas Hunter, of Creative Images by Thomas. Bring your own digital camera and learn more about some of its features. A complete description of this program can be found by visiting the Program page.

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Featured Artist for January – Thomas Hunter

photograph by Thomas Hunter

Sidney NY local Thomas Hunter is the featured artist in the Sidney Library’s Smart Community Room. His photography highlights some of the beautiful nature in our area. This exhibit will be up until January 31st. When you are visiting the Sidney Library to check out some new materials, don’t forget to stop in and see the artwork.