Art Gallery


Madge Scott & Patricia Stuart Conversate

August 23 – October 4
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 5, 5:30 pm

Madge Scott and Patricia Stuart are story tellers. Their work depicts the faces, the lives, feelings and the souls of their subjects including children sucking sugar cane, marches of the ancestors, moonlit prayers and everyday life in Jamaica. Through the art work, the gallery has been transformed into an intimate space where viewers can be drawn into the subject’s quiet conversations. 

This exhibit is part of First Thursday Gallery Hop sponsored by the Yonkers Gallery Group, an alliance of galleries including Blue Door Art Center, Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, Urban Studio Unbound (US+U), and Yonkers Riverfront Library. Receive 10% off food and drinks at local restaurants during First Thursday Gallery Hop. Stop by any gallery for the code.


Christoph Sawyer (he/his/him/they/them) is a queer New Media art activist and recent graduate (‘17) of the New Media program at Purchase College SUNY. He has been exploring themes of Socially Engaged Art with the Yonkers community for several years. He is currently an Operations Manager at Kurian & Co. / Frame & Display in Yonkers and digital consultant for Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. Christoph will be our Artist-in-Residence for the month of August.


8/19/19 (Monday), 5:30-6:30 pm
Black Panther and Fashion 
Was Black Panther a big hit in your home? Are you curious to learn more about the amazing costumes in Black Panther? Are you also wondering how to improve your sewing game (or get started)? Families are invited to learn about the incredible costumes in Black Panther, how to access the online fashion video library, University of Fashion, for free using your library card, and take home a small Black Panther inspired creation.
8/26/19 (Monday), 5:30-6:30 pm
Smartphone Photography 
Hey Parents, want to finally learn how to use your smartphone camera? Hey kids, want to learn some tips and tricks for stepping up your photo game? Join us to learn how to use your smartphone to capture the best family photos. Our resident artist will be sharing some of his tips and tricks to create beautiful photos on the go. Make sure to bring your phone so you can practice your new skills
8/27/19 (Tuesday), 5:30-6:30 pm
NEO Society: Public Library PSA 
Join our Resident Artist as he shares with teens some of his tips and tricks for creating videos. During this workshop teens can learn to use digital camcorders to film their favorite library resources! These clips will be used in a PSA to help get others interested in visiting the library. Also learn about the library’s teen art program, NEO Society, that meets every week during the school year.

The Riverfront Art Gallery Artist-in-Residence program and NEO Society receive support from Con Edison and the Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library.

The Riverfront 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 gallery exhibits contemporary, nationally and internationally acclaimed artwork. The mission of the 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 that is appointed by the library director.  Haifa Bint-Kadi is the curator for the gallery and head of this committee. 

Applications for exhibits may be sent in digital form to:

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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