Easton Public Library
Harry L. Green
Tuesday, July 7 - Monday, August 31
Artist Reception: Thursday, August 13, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
(Rain Date: Thursday, August 20)
Harry L. Green was employed in the corporate world of banking, the aircraft industry, and telecommunications, with an undergraduate degree in management/finance and an MBA in finance. In 1996, after a personal tragedy, he decided to focus his energy on something that would fulfill the creative void he was experiencing. He began in 1997 with an adult education class in art and then formed a group of 10 other artists in 2000 to continue the learning. He has participated in numerous shows as a solo artist and with the group, and was the featured artist on Channel 12’s “Our Lives” program.
“As a black artist, I try to capture what I call a classical depiction of the vision in the realm of what stands out in my mind and how I translate those visions to canvas. A visual is implanted in my mind and my challenge is to determine how to translate that scenery, portraits, pose, animals to canvas and churn up a sentiment. A picture can formulate a theme, object or word. With each canvas, I try to depict and capture a certain serenity, attainment, cooperation, blissfulness and beauty of creation. Like ones favorite comfort food, I try to provide a comfortable visual pleasantry with my personal artistic signature and classical depictions.”
Click on each picture to see a full view.
1939-40 New York World's Fairs
Monday, August 1 - Monday, August 31
Eighty years ago, the New York World's Fair entertained a large crowd. The Fair ran from April 30, 1939, through October 27, 1940. It drew nearly 45 million visitors. The Fair was located in Queens,New York, at what is now Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The theme of the Fair was "The World of Tomorrow. 33 countries were represented at the Fair. At the center of the Fair were the Trylon and Perishpere, the symbols of the Fair.
The blue and orange colors of the Fair are from the New York State flag. These colors are on the logos and uniforms of the Mets and Knicks. The Fair laid the groundwork for another fair at the same location 25 years later. The World's Fair also influenced many theme parks, especially EPCOT.
In between the Depression and World War II, the Fair gave optimism for the future. This display is dedicated to the greatest generation and optimism for our future.