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10/1/2009 - Agawam Public Art Displays October 2009

In the double glass cases on the main level, Anita Pinatti of Enfield will be showcasing her photography and poetry.  Anita states, “The photographs in this exhibit come from wandering through Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well as my backyard.”  Every poem has its equivalent in nature, and Anita enjoys the challenge of finding it (with a 35mm camera and a roll of color film). 


Her work has appeared locally in Connecticut Review and most recently in Vallum, an international poetry journal published by the Canadian Council for the Arts.


In the Johnson Memorial case, the Agawam Junior Women’s Club will showcase

their newly revised membership brochure highlighting the history and the many volunteering opportunities they participate in throughout the community.  Also included in the case will be photos of AJWC community events and props from some of their events (dictionary for Spelling Bee, raffle tickets for Fashion Show, basket of plastic food for Holiday Baskets, and school bus for Safety Bug program)


A special feature will be highlighting their October membership drive, a MarTEAni Social event to be held on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00 at the Senior Center.


A unique art exhibit will be on display at the Agawam Public Library during the month of October.  Katarzyna Nowik, an artist from Agawam would like to welcome all art lovers to visit the exhibit, which will be held on the lower level walls and glass case. The exhibit will include many things in a macabre style that’s perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit including, a collection of ceramic skulls, horror paintings, ghoulish accessories, and anything imaginative. Her experience in the arts has led her to work in an expansive variety of mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, airbrush, aerosol, gouache, ceramics, mixed media, charcoal, graphite, ink, printmaking, and many more that will be expressed in the exhibit.


Her work has been seen at the Agawam Public Library before during Agawam High School’s Art Month, and with the Thousand Cranes Studio’s various exhibits. However, this will be her first solo exhibit. Katarzyna currently resides in Connecticut. She was born in Poland and immigrated to Agawam, where she spent most of her young life. After graduating from Agawam High School, she currently attends Holyoke Community College as a visual art major. Her future hope is to become a costume and make-up designer for horror films and for Broadway, or even possibly open up a tattoo and art studio.

Even though she leads a hectic life, any free time is devoted to her artwork. She is a volunteer instructor at the Thousand Cranes Studio. Katarzyna has worked as a make-up artist for Six Flags New England’s Frightfest haunted attractions. She also designs accessories, including elaborate flowered and ribbon hairpieces that will be in the exhibit.


Katarzyna states; “I’ve always felt art was like the mind in many ways such as it cannot be limited to one specific idea or medium. It is a series of growth, creativity, and progress. This is why if my work will ever return to the Agawam Public Library, one can expect an even wider variety such was latex horror masks, costumes, and fashion design.

 I am a growing artist and I would love to get some inspiration from the community, so please feel free to drop in and leave me a comment. Thank you to all those who decide to come out, and have a Happy Halloween!”


The Agawam Library is pleased to exhibit the paintings of nationally recognized artist, Paul Leveille on October 1- 29, 2009. The Gallery show will feature many of the artists’ Portrait work as well as Still Life Paintings in Oil, Watercolor, and Pastel.


From his studio located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Holyoke Massachusetts, Paul paints the portraits of distinguished clients, both nationally and internationally.


Paul is a graduate of Vesper George School of Art in Boston, MA.  He is a member of many national art associations including Academic Artist Association, Oil Painters of America, Pastel Society of America and Portrait Society of America, to name a few.


In addition to his portrait commissions, Paul teaches painting workshops around the country and in his studio in Holyoke Massachusetts.  He has produced three videos/DVD’s entitled - Oil Portrait Demonstration, Pastel Portrait Demonstration and Watercolor Portrait Demonstration, and is the author of three books…Drawing Expressive Portrait’s, Painting Expressive Portraits in Oil and Painting Expressive Portraits in Pastel.


Paul has also been featured in American Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, and Pastel Artist International, and had a watercolor demonstration featured in American Artist Watercolor Magazine.  Most recently he has an article published in The Pencil Box also published by North Light Books


To view more commission portraits, still life and workshop information, visit www.paulleveillestudio.com



Viewing hours for these displays will be during regular library hours.



Contact person:  Beverly Secondo 789-1550 ext. 102