Uncovered Treasure

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During the cleaning out of a storage area in the College at Florham Library, a painting by former Guggenheim Fellow, Tosun Bayrak was discovered.  Bayrak was immediately contacted by librarian, Eleanor Friedl.  Overjoyed, he and his daughter came a few days later to reclaim the artwork, and reminisced with librarians and staff.  Bayrak referred to the artwork then, and still now, as an “experiment”. 

Bayrak, known as an experimental artist who has exhibited throughout the United States, was named a Guggenheim fellow in 1965.  He was later hired by FDU to teach art and art history, where he remained until the late ’80s, although he had retired from the art world in the ’70s.

Now, check out the reverse side of canvas with the ”experiment” inscription.

Tosun Bayrak reminisces with librarians, Eleanor Friedl and Denise Marshall, as his daughter looks on.

Photos by Colleen Di Gregorio

Mixed Media Exhibit at Weiner

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Leaf Symphony

Leaf Symphony

Weiner Library is pleased to present the work of local artist Zhora Almosnino, Her mixed media paintings will be on display on the second floor of Weiner Library through May 22, 2009.

Zhora Amosnino was born in Europe and raised in Israel. After serving for two years in the Israeli military she moved to a kibbutz.  Amosnino studied and worked as a graphic designer but in recent years she started working full-time as an artist.

Amosnino often incorporates everyday objects and recycled materials in her work.  “New painting is a way of starting with one thing on the canvas, knowing that it will change completely by the end. Most of my paintings are inspired by pure imagination, strong colors, and a hint of humor.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.  For additional information please call 201-692-2279.

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