SPRINGFIELD, NJ - This Saturday, the Springfield Public Library will host an artist's reception in the Palmer Museum from 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM on Saturday, July 27.

The Library is exhibiting a series of paintings by Springfield artist Wayne Masiello. The exhibit is running July 15 through Aug. 29.

Masiello has had a long a varied set of careers before becoming an artist. He graduated with a degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he worked as a typesetter, before becoming a Springfield firefighter for 25 years. The last two years in the firehouse, Masiello served as Chief.

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Following a long hiatus, Masiello returned to painting. According to the information provided by the library, he currently "works mainly with oils on large canvases, focusing on buildings and streetscapes."

Masiello has had his work displayed in several prominent locations, including the High Line in New York City.

The Donald B. Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library is located at 66 Mountain Avenue. More information about the library can be found at www.springfieldpubliclibrary.com.