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Art Exhibits




“Far and Wide: Paintings by Roslyn Fassett” 

March 15th - April 18th, 2014

A reception with the artist will take place on Friday, March 14th from 6-8 pm.

Born in Yonkers, Ms. Fassett has traveled in Mali and Nigeria. The institutions of study she attended include the Brooklyn Museum Art School, Cooper Union and CCNY, and she has taught African Art History at SUNY Purchase. Ms. Fassett’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo shows and she is a member of the Prince Street Gallery.

The exhibition includes a selection of African textile-inspired paintings. An interest in the symbols and patterns found on fabrics are reinterpreted in large oil paintings. Included in this showing is a group of glowing landscape paintings based on the theme of reflection. Oil pastel drawings founded on the idea of the biblical Rapture depict women possibly floating to heaven.  This rich selection does indeed roam “Far and Wide”.










The Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Riverfront Library, the main branch of the Yonkers Public Library. It opened in 2009.

The mission of the Art Gallery is to present a diverse and balanced schedule of exhibits of high-caliber, progressive artwork and related programs not frequently seen in Yonkers and surrounding communities. The exhibit schedule is managed by a committee appointed by the library director.

Applications for exhibits may be sent in digital form to gallery@ypl.org . Application packages may be addressed to: 
Gallery Committee, Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers NY 10701.  Applications should include:
•    Artist’s statement on the work to be presented
•    Artist’s C.V.
•    Up to three references from other galleries and/or peer artists.


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