Tenafly artist Barbara Landberg will exhibit her paintings at the Tenafly Public Library during the months of November and December 2016. The public is invited to an opening reception for the exhibit on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Barbara Landberg has had a passion for painting for more than 35 years. As a third grade teacher at The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, N.J. she always enjoyed integrating art into the classroom curriculum, and using art to stimulate creative writing and poetry. She taught her students about famous artists and encouraged them to observe and appreciate nature. Barbara continues to teach courses in art and creativity in the Summer Explorations program at The Elisabeth Morrow School and has led numerous groups of students and their parents on trips to The Metropolitan Museum of Art over the past 20 years.
Barbara feels fortunate to have studied with many prominent watercolor teachers. She has also studied Chinese Brush Painting, silk painting, batik, and collage. Barbara loves experimenting with different mediums, techniques, and papers. Among her favorite vacations have been painting workshops to Maine, Vermont, Italy, France, and China. Although she has always been attracted to the spontaneity and transparency of watercolor, recently she has been experimenting with acrylics, mixed media and abstraction.
Barbara has exhibited and won awards in several shows including her most recent one at The Salmagundi Club in Manhattan in July 2016. She has exhibited her work at Rockland Center for the Arts, in juried shows at The Art Center of New Milford, Old Church Cultural Center, Fairlawn Library, Cresskill Library, at the Belskie Museum in Closter, at The Church of the Atonement in Tenafly and at The Ethical Culture Society in Teaneck. She had a solo show at Englewood Library in March 2012. Her work is in private collections in Vermont, New Hampshire, Iowa, Oregon, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Italy and France. In 2008, Barbara was co-chair of Englewood Creates. This was an exhibit of Englewood artists (past and present) which was sponsored by The Englewood Historical Society and mounted at Dwight Morrow High School over the 4th of July weekend. As a member of the Martin Luther King Birthday Committee and the MLK Monument Committee, Barbara helped to select the sculptor and raise funds for the life size statue of Dr. King erected on the Fairleigh Dickinson campus in Hackensack, N.J. in 2014. You can visit her website at www.barbaralandberg.com.
The Tenafly Public Library is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. The Tenafly Public Library is located in the Tenafly Municipal Center at 100 Riveredge Road. For additional information please call the Library at 201-568-8680 or visit the library web site at tenafly.bccls.org.