Downstairs Gallery

“Abstract Conversations”
Paintings By Naomi Deutscher
May 18 – June 18, 2022

Holliston Mill artist, Naomi Deutscher, after having built a successful consulting practice as a professional executive & presentation coach in a variety of businesses, achieved her dream to return to her first love of painting by becoming a resident studio artist at the Holliston Mill Studios, Holliston MA. She has been very active in the Holliston Mill Studio events and activities. In her art preparation, Naomi has explored a variety of media, including photography, film, acrylics, and mixed media. She has also explored a variety of images and sought out individual coaching to develop her own style.

Naomi says of her work:

I use acrylics and mixed media on canvas, paper and wood panels, using layers of color & texture inspired by frequent travels to sunlit places (Morocco, India, Istanbul, Israel, Barcelona, Venice, Sarasota, Santa Fe). Having no clear result in mind, I interact attentively with each layer for “accidents” to occur. My interest is in what shows through the layers of paint each time I scrape through or glaze over it. Contrasts between surface, depth, shape, texture, space build to create complexity. As each layer interacts with the one below, a more fully formed piece emerges with a composition that works. The act of painting itself — the sensuality of applying the paint in different ways — gives me the most pleasure.

More of Naomi’s work can be found at

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Upstairs Display Case
“The Sketchbooks”

April 7 – June 13, 2022

Waltham artist, Jim Eng, taught for many years at Framingham State University in the Art Department.
He has exhibited at the Ashland Public Library before: paintings, collages and his wonderful travel sketchbooks.
For the next several months he will be exhibiting more of his delightful ink and watercolor sketches
done on location around Massachusetts, New England, and his travels around the world.
Please check out this exhibit located adjacent to the main circulation desk and the fireplace lounge.

Long-Term Exhibits
Anthony Antonellis is exhibiting five of his unique wood creations in the fireplace lounge area, adjacent to the main circulation desk, and another one is exhibited near the public computers. The pieces are intricately patterned wood assemblages, carefully crafted and finished. Enjoy this visually dynamic exhibit.On extended loan, in the downstairs conference room are photographs by Bill Horsman, a commercial and fine art photographer who has exhibited in the library and currently has his studio in downtown Ashland.If you are a collector and would like to share your collection with the Library community by exhibiting all or part of it in the locked display case near the main circulation desk, please contact Larry DeJong at Leave a short message and a way to contact you and he will follow up with you.