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"My Town; My Neighbors: Our World" Paintings Exhibit by N.R. Maffei


Dec 1, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
10:00 AM until 08:00 PM


The Library is pleased to host a month long exhibit of work by N.R. Maffei. A reception will be held on Friday, December 6.   Below is the artist's statement:   "Ten years ago my life came to a stop and during the healing process, I began to notice people and how wonderful my town, East Fishkill, was. I remembered how years before the East Fishkill Fire Department saved our home. I, Susan, and the baby were in Sarasota on vacation. Rita, my mother-in-law, ran out on the road and miraculously the volunteers foamed the flaming basement and stopped it. As a way of saying thank you, I began with a watercolor, from imagination, of the firefight featuring EFPD’s Officer Kevin O’Keefe in the foreground and Mrs. Rita DiMeo on the lawn.   Time has revealed good neighbors appearing from nowhere being uplifting. I thought to myself God stopped me  as I ran across country one contruction job to the next, doing color plaster and cement for AIC, Inc. Something held me fast to take notice what a wonderful town, what a wonderful world. I have come to love Hopewell Junction. While working on paintings, I thought about my town and people and imagined preserving it, not as a museum, but a living hamlet. There’s a lot of love and potential in this town, when we catch our breath and smile, that’s called a way of life. In making a good painting, you project what’s beautiful and arrive at it without compromise. In enjoying our unique town; project how we want to live and make it so."     




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348 Route 376
Hopewell Junction, NY

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