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Westfield Memorial Library Exhibits Paintings of Maxwell Sang

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Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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The oil paintings of flowers by Westfield artist Maxwell Sang will be on exhibit at the Westfield Memorial Library through May. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Luscious and colorful, these 11 paintings well illustrate what Ms. Sang writes in her artist’s statement on her website: “As an artist, I have always been interested in line, value, color, and the play of light on objects. In 2005 after several years of painting still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, I started to paint flowers … and I found my joy!

“Watching the flowers “grow” on my canvases, seeing their personalities emerge in their faces, their gestures unfold in their poses, and their dances with light, gives me great joy.”

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Hunting for the beauty of flowers wherever they bloom, Ms. Sang takes her camera to places such as the Presby Iris Gardens in Montclair and the annual orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden. She also visits public gardens, private homes, nurseries and fields of flowers. Later in her studio she surveys the photos, and selects her subjects, often depicting them in extreme close up.

Ms. Sang took classes at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit and has studied with S. Allyn Schaeffer, Pauline Lorentz, Howard Nathenson and

Philip Sherrod. She has exhibited her work at the Swain Galleries, the Watchung Art  Center, the NJ American Artists Professional League, the Arts Guild of Rahway and the Pastel Society of New Jersey, just to name a few.

Some of her awards include a Merit Award at the Ridgewood Art Institute’s Annual Juried Exhibition, a Salon Award of Merit at the Westfield Art Association, and an Honorable Mention Award at the Somerset Art Association National Juried Exhibition.

A retired kindergarten teacher, Ms. Sang has owned and operated the Maxwell Sang Tutorial Center for over 20 years. There she helps struggling students flower by helping them develop good study habits and take pride in persistent scholastic effort and achievement.

The exhibit can be seen anytime the library is open: Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. until May 19.

Founded in 1879, the library strives to provide the Westfield community an environment that promotes a love of reading and ensures free access to ideas and information. For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the quarterly newsletter.

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