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Artist couple exhibit their work at Millbrook Library

MILLBROOK — The latest exhibit at the Millbrook Library starts on the lawn outside, Wind Sail III, an imposing piece by artist Bob Turan, a sculptor, filmmaker and artist who works with found metal objects and materials, and has exhibited world-wide. 

Upon entering the library, although there are other items on display, one instantly notices the  surface-designed textile artworks that are hanging on the walls, depicting urban scenes, skyscrapers and buildings; they’re intricate weavings that have both majesty and movement, a testament to art and the world of today. 

Upon closer inspection, they look like quilts made from metal. These pieces are by artist K. Velis Turan.

Now the title of the exhibit becomes clear, “Woman of Fiber—Man of Steel.” The artists, from Earltown, N.Y., in Greene County, are a husband and wife duo who regularly exhibit together, their metallic works complimenting each other.  The works will be on exhibit at The Gallery at the Millbrook Library through the end of November.

K. Turan describes herself as a mixed media fiber artist, with her work reflecting her interest in colors, shapes, light and shadow — and reflections. She captures each element and brings it all together to create a cohesive whole.

Turan credits his creative expertise to a love of welding and a cinematic eye. Working in four dimensions allows him to show the kinetic abilities of each piece, creating movement and purpose; he admits to loving the fabrication and often refines the design as he works. 

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Other events are happening at the library as well, which is open for regular days and hours, but with face masks required as well as social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Library donations are not being accepted at this time, and programs are mostly online. Computer use is by appointment only.

For adults, there is a Financial Literacy program planned for Wednesday, Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14, each one with a different topic. 

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, there is a 30-minute online meditation session at 6:30 p.m. guided by Amy Rutledge.

There are programs for children, including Science Worms, arts and crafts, and starting Tuesday, Sept. 22, there is Homework Helper for those ages 5 through 12.

A calendar of events in online with a complete list of programs. For registration information and regular days and hours, go to www.millbrooklibraryny.org or call 845-677-3611. The library is closed on Sundays.

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