Thursday, January 8, 2015

Mark Young Exhibit at Bridgewater Public Library

Internationally known artist and local resident Mark Young will exhibit a selection of his art in the Bridgewater Public Library’s Flora T. Little Gallery through January and February. The collection, “Past, Present and Future”, includes drawings, paintings and sculptures. It is a mix of nature’s themes and hard edgy geometric images with paintings from his private collection which have never been seen. This new series, painted in Bridgewater between 2002 and 2014, reflects the soft colors of nature’s woods, as well as the brilliant colors of autumn.

Mr. Young’s works are being shown to celebrate his 50 years in art and his latest creation, “The Studio & Art Center, Inc.”, a non-profit art school. This new school will teach art, metal sculpture and the other disciplines in art. Several locations in Bridgewater are being investigated.

Mr. Young has been working on his art since 1963. He is known for his design work, custom furniture, and a unique invention: the Lucite bagel slicer. His work has been exhibited in museums in New York, California and Europe, and at galleries in Kensington, Maryland, Washington DC, and Delaware. He has carried out design work for Kraft Cheese and McDonald’s, and has been involved in projects for the Smithsonian and the National Zoo. Before moving to southeastern Massachusetts, he lived in Washington DC. After moving to Massachusetts, he taught at the Fuller Craft Museum.

An artist’s “Meet and Greet” will be held on Saturday, January 17th from 10:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the library’s gallery.

The gallery is open during regular library hours: Monday-Wednesday 9a.m.-8p.m.; Thursday 10a.m.-5p.m.; Friday-Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m., and is accessible by elevator.

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