Blog: Author: Caron Guigli

Kelly Hourigan, November Artist

Kelly is drawn toward vivid colors and printing on different mediums to draw out the vibrancy. Whether it is photographing the nostalgia of an amusement park, capturing the beauty of flowers in bloom or discovering interesting piles of brightly colored buckets at an antique show, she finds color and light in ordinary things we all take for granted.

All of Kelly’s pieces are available for sale and can be ordered in other sizes if needed.

Kelly’s exhibit will be on display the month of November.

October Artist Jen Moltoni

Jen Moltoni is a collage/mixed media artist and painter, she draws inspiration from her numerous trips to beaches throughout New England.  Her process is simple — she paints with acrylics, gouache and watercolor on various weights and types of paper — finding joy in the swirling of colors.  Then, she cuts everything she’s painted up, stares at a blank canvas, and decide what the shapes she’s cut will become.  She feels that the empty canvas space is as important as the colored pieces she eventually place unto it.  What results are compositions that are multi-colored and textured, with a touch of whimsy, that feature scenes of nature and the ocean and the spaces in between.
Jen’s exhibit will be on display the month of October.

Local Author Talk

Join us at the Malden Public Library on Tuesday, September 24 from 7–8 pm for a talk with Joseph Bebo, author of Alex A Lesson in Courage.  This is a true story about a Malden boy with special needs named Alex, as told by his parents, his teachers, coaches, friends, neighbors, a high school principal, and the mayor of a city. It demonstrates how inclusion can change not only the life of someone with special needs, but the lives of everyone involved. It’s a story about courage, acceptance, and overcoming adversity. Alex’s story is a story of hope, of how love turned a seeming tragedy into a wondrous joy.

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

Rotating Art—August artist April Jakubec

“Women in Bloom” is a portrait series showcasing a diverse group of women whose faces have been partially obscured by botanicals, celebrating women’s mental well-being. Floral bouquets emerging from the women’s heads represent the normal variation among our brains— including mental illness—and what mental health looks like for that person.
April Jakubec is first and foremost a mental health advocate, working on her PhD to promote the human rights of adults with severe mental illness. As a sort of self-therapy to cope with her own mental health diagnoses, April has put her own vision of mental health on canvas— fearlessly glam women adorned with sparkling blooms.
These colorful acrylic, multi-media paintings are embellished with a splash of glitter and coated in high-gloss resin. The collection also includes painted flower pots and glittering busts, along with decorated mirrors for visitors to catch a glimpse of themselves through the artist’s lens.

April’s art will be on display for the month of August.

Beautiful City: Portraits of People at the Malden Public Library

Join us Wednesday, July 31st from 7:00-8:00pm for a Reception of our July Rotating Art Artist,
photographer, Carol Woodruff, of the Malden Public Library.  “Beautiful City” is a photography exhibit
highlighting the amazing diversity of people who visit the Malden Public Library every day. Join us
to view the photographs and a short film of this “Beautiful City.”  “This program is supported in part
by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council,a state agency.”

“Beautiful City” will be on exhibit at the Library through the month of July.