Current Exhibit

Circles and Squares

Paintings by Michael Byro

Artist Reception & Reading: June 15 from 6:30-8:30pm

Michael Byro’s new art exhibit “Circles and Squares” is coming to the Suffern Library for the month of June! Mike’s “byromania” paintings have appeared in various venues around Northern NJ including the New Weis Ecology Center (for education, arts & recreation) in Ringwood and the Lycian Theatre in Sugarloaf.

June 1 to June 30 it is displayed at the Suffern Free Library with a reading of his wife Laurie’s new book on the Bloomsbury Set. The show’s title comes from a Dorothy Parker quote and the epigraph for Laurie’s latest book “The Bloomsbury set lived in squares, painted in circles and loved in triangles.”

Mike’s award winning paintings are done in pointillism and are on sale in Suffern and Weis.

A lifelong residents of West Milford, NJ, Laurie received a NJ Poet’s prize for work in this latest collection.  Laurie has been facilitating “Circle of Voices” poetry discussion at the West Milford Library for the past 17 years. Her recently published 5th book was fascinating for her to research. This is the 2nd book that takes characters from history such as Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and now Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell where she breathes life back into these characters who lived in Paris, the UK, Italy and traveled all over the world. The Byros have traveled to most of the places these writers and artists lived or traveled to; many of Mike’s paintings began as snapshots.  Traveling also helped Laurie enormously when it was time to take off her traveling shoes and put pen to paper.

A reading and reception will be held on June 15 at 7pm. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of paintings will go to the Suffern Library.  Call the Byros for details 973 853 6717.  And as ever, be there or be square!

Exhibiting in the Gallery

We are always reviewing art exhibit applications and are now booking for 2017. Submit the online application first. If you qualify, we will then call you to make an appointment to bring in 3 to 5 original works. Please review our policy carefully before you apply. If you have any questions, email Ms. Molina at mmolina@suffernfreelibrary.org.