Each month, the Brewster Ladies' Library hosts a new art exhibit by local artisans. November's exhibit features a unique departure from the works of seasoned, professional artists. Throughout the month, the library will showcase work by more than 30 students from the Latham School in Brewster.
The children participating in the exhibit are year-round residential students of the school. Latham Centers treats children and adults with complex emotional, developmental and physical needs including Prader-Willi Syndrome.
The paintings appearing in the November exhibit were completed during a summer school art program that introduced students to the masters including Matisse, Andrew Wyeth and Picasso among others.
"For anyone, regardless of abilities, artistic creation serves a primary outlet for emotions and a valuable means of self-expression. For this reason, the results from this past summer were both surprising and expressive. Students’ works were not only reminiscent of Modigliani, Picasso, and Matisse, but also powered with animated imaginative color, embodied in this one-of-a-kind exhibition," said Latham teacher John Bonanni, who organized the exhibit.
Latham will host an opening reception at the library on Friday, November 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Brewster Ladies' Library is at 1822 Main Street, Brewster. The exhibit may be viewed during the library's regular operating hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The library is closed on Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following Thanksgiving.