Please note that the library will be closed Saturday, December 24th to Monday, December 26th for the holiday.
The Ulysses Philomathic Library in Trumansburg welcomes Lynn Wiles, George Cook, and Ted Robinettte for a Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 15th at 6:30 pm. This experienced and talented guitar trio has played together at the Trumansburg Conservatory in addition to solo and collaborative performances throughout the region. Among the group’s influences are Leo Kottke, Jorma Kaukonen, Wes Montgomery, Howard Alden, and other guitar greats.
This concert will be held in the Melvin Community Room of the library. It is free and open to all.
The library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th for Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays!
The library is pleased to announce a fireside reading of Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner on December 3rd at 7:00 pm. Snacks and drinks will be free to listeners. This event is a part of the Trumansburg WinterFest celebration. Please refer to the trumansburg chamber to find out more about WinterFest in Trumansburg!
The Ulysses Philomathic Library is currently showing the work of Anne Bialke, a local painter of Trumansburg, New York. The artist’s use of form, line, and light reveal a unique impression of the natural world. While some pieces reveal expansive landscapes and still lives with broad brushstrokes, other paintings tightly focus on the lines and color of tree branches with expressive layering of color and carving lines into the medium of oil paint.
Anne Bialke states:
With a strong background in drawing, I am interested in line as it reveals the gesture and movement of living things. The drape of a tree, or a hand, or the contour of a horse’s leg, all are so important in describing that thing, how it moves against the wind, or rests against a cheek, or springs across the grass. My primary artistic inspiration in recent years has come from the American Impressionists, who captured moments of beauty with exciting color and shape but no dissolution of form. Their brushwork was descriptive, not formulaic, and their subjects have a reassuring solidity. This combination of poetry and realistic representation is what I strive to capture in my own work.