ART DISPLAY @ HML
Call for Artists
Huntington Memorial Library is sending out a Call to Local Artists. We strive to celebrate local creativity and provide a venue for greater exposure to the arts for everyone in the community. If you’re interested in displaying your 2-dimensional artwork, just stop by the library and ask for the Art Display Packet which contains all of the information you need to get started. These materials include the application and guidelines and are also available on our website. There are no application fees and the selected artist will display their work for a full 2 months. This is a great opportunity for maximum exposure to people from all walks of life since 250 to 350 people visit the library every day.
Current Artist on Display – Melanie Yoshiko Castine
Yoshiko’s collage/assemblage constructions invite the viewer to enter a miniature environment held within a box.
The work entices the viewer to step inside the environment and react to the stimuli of words, pictures, found objects, ephemera, textures, etc. The variety of media creates a tactile environment, inviting the viewer to interact with the work. The boxes contain many levels; physical, emotional and intellectual. The longer you look, the more you will experience.
Step inside to see where the box takes you.
Yoshiko discovered her creative talents early on, following in the artistic footsteps of her mother, a graphic designer and painter, and her grandfather, a watercolorist and sculptor. In addition to drawing and painting, collage came naturally to her – she created her first collages at the age of five. The enjoyment of taking images from magazines out of context, mixing them up and telling a new story became a passion.
Yoshiko received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Purchase College, where she created the first shadow box that began her journey in three dimensions. Finding inspiration in the well-known shadow box artist, Joseph Cornell, she developed her own aesthetic and went on to show her collages and assemblages in various exhibitions in New York City, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Her artwork has received numerous awards for mixed media and can be found in many private collections.