More About Art Exhibit "Kensico Dreams" by Maryanne Buschini.
Saturday, September 9, 2023
2:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Halperin Building - Community Room
Adults | Art
Please join us for an open reception for "Kensico Dreams," by Maryanne Buschini.
Exhibition is on display September 2 to September 29, 2023. Click for Details
Gallery is open to the public during regular library hours.
Body of work -investigating the history of the land where the Kensico Reservoir sits, and the series of communities - including current residents, workers who provided the labor for construction, the residents of the village of Kensico - the remains of which are submerged under the water, and exploring the indigenous beginnings of this area of land. Researching into the history of this large project, many of the artworks have resulted from putting together pieces of information; family history, history of the cultures and peoples who have lived on the land used for the reservoir, a communities need for water and its own way of creating migration.
About the Artist:
Maryanne Buschini is from Valhalla, NY and has lived and worked in the Philadelphia area since 1980. Her art degrees include: BFA from Kansas State University; Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Arts from University of the Arts; coursework, workshops and graduate work at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; graduate Critical Theory courses at the Barnes Foundation. An experienced artist and art educator, she has taught art at the high school and college level in the Philadelphia area. In 2021, was awarded an art residency at Bethany Arts Community in Ossining NY, had artwork juried into the Art of the State at the Museum of the State of Pennsylvania, and the Woodmere Museum 80th Annual Juried Show. She has had recent solo shows at Main Line Unitarian Church, Abington Art Center, Media Arts Council. Her painting has been featured and received awards at The Plastic Club, Cosmopolitan Club, TriState Artists Equity, PAFA fellowship, Upstream Gallery. She maintains a painting studio in Phoenixville PA, resides in Malvern PA with her husband John Odell, they have 2 sons, and a new grandson.