Current Art Exhibit

Journey to Spring Art Exhibition
April 3 - May 29
Reception: April 20 at 4 PM


“Journey to Spring” depicts the wanderings of my creative soul finding her way toward connection to both nature and divine spirit. Representing an inner spiritual path, as well as real life’s transitions and experiences, this journey encompasses over 30 years of visual and personal emergence, culminating in a very vernal awakening. Pieces include paintings, photography, mixed media, and collage. Shifting from representational to completely intuitive, with some pieces somewhere in between, each work reflects my strong connection to the natural world as well as my inner terrain.
Laura has a BFA in design from The Fashion Institute of Technology, (FIT) and a Masters degree from Queens College.  After working briefly as a designer, she became an art educator at a public school where she taught art for 30 years. Laura is now grateful and excited to spend her days in her studio called “Spirit’s Nest” or outside in nature where she is always inspired. Having always been drawn to nature, her love of plants and wildlife call her to connect to the natural world both artistically and spiritually.

Tiny Roost Gallery

Roost Studios has created a fresh way to show, see, experience and interact with art outside the traditional gallery or museum model. Roost worked with Ryan Solomons, a 3-D fabrication design artist to make the first Tiny Roost: Art on the Outside gallery installed outside the Gardiner Library.


The tiny gallery is a 24"x 36" moveable clear art gallery box that sits on a 36" high steel and wood base. It is weatherproof, powered by solar energy, and has both permanent and changeable signage, LED lighting and audio capability. It will house rotating exhibitions by various artists focusing on a variety of relevant themes.

Contact: Marcy Bernstein at or Nicole Lane at


Tiny Roost Current and Upcoming Exhibits

2024 Winter Exhibit
(January through April)
Bound by Tradition - The Wood Spirits

“Bound by Tradition”, a sculpture refers to the limited choices open to women in many other countries. The work 18" x 21.5" x 21.5”, constructed from 1” diameter twigs has a strong outline of a box form. Packing and wiring 20 off-white monotoned papier-mache babies into the small box creates visual tension. The babies could easily burst through the sides; however the overwhelming strength of the outline persists as an imaginary barrier. The black wire, an important element, weaves its way through out the work, binding the babies in place, sometimes around the neck. Symbolically depicting the stranglehold on female children from birth.

Meadow's pieces evoke memories of ancient markers, totems or remnants of forgotten
cultures one might stumble upon hidden deep within the woods; however there is a definite air
of sophistication that draws the viewer into Meadow's world of magic and mysticism.


2024 Spring Exhibit (May through August)
Tyson Hauf and Nataly Z. Goldfisch
"The Four Disagreements"

Nataly & Tyson Goldfisch live together in New Paltz. Nataly is an Associate Professor at the SUNY New Paltz. She teaches mathematics pedagogy in the education department. Her area of research focuses on the intersectionality between philosophy of mathematics education, aesthetics, and deep ecology. She has authored books and articles about STEM education and critical/ecojustice education. Tyson has performed and shown his work in several states over the last two decades. His preference for exhibitions are outside the traditional art world, consisting of popup art displays, street performances, and improvisational creative outbursts/situations. His visuals, performances, and sound-based work reanimates discarded objects, transforming already-used utilitarian objects and refuse into end-times totems or renderings of end-times characters. Key themes in his work include joy, transformation of sickness into health, deterioration, disparity, alienation, rust, industry, roots, altered states of consciousness and post-rapture spiritual economy.

2024 Fall Exhibit (September through December)
Maria Lupo, DMH, LPAT, ATR-BC, (MFA, MA)
Belonging: My Journey Home

What makes a home? What makes us feel like we belong? Is it the people? Are “things” important to us or is it simply knowing we are enough and that we belong? “Belonging: My Journey Home” references the human journey and looks at what it means. Where do we belong? Where do they belong?

Dorothy in Oz and Alice in Wonderland are both compelling images from our childhood reminding us of a hero's humble journey. Our Journey. Wandering, searching for home holding dear memories of people, places, and things in an endless search for safety, security, and acceptance.

The exhibit aims to open that doorway for the viewer to reflect on the things we and others hold dear as we are reminded of life's ephemeral and fleeting moments in our search for what we believe to be permanent. The installation resembles a game board (Yellow Brick Road, Candyland etc.) with tiny objects and symbols to reflect life's journey intermingled with images of Alice and Dorothy. The objects and symbols (some crafted from: paper, clay, fabric, etc. and some found/manufactured objects) will ask the viewer to reflect on their journey/home what it means to be human and feel safe.

Nationally recognized artist and Board-Certified Art Therapist, Dr. Lupo attended Rutgers University, NJ receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Dr. Lupo continued her studies in Sculpture at Hunter College, CUNY, receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree.

In addition to her studies as a fine artist. Lupo completed her Post-Masters Specialization in Art Therapy from Caldwell University. Dr. Lupo is certified in Dementia Care holding a second Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counseling psychology. Lupo holds Doctorate in Medical & Health Humanities from Drew University.

Dr. Lupo specializes in Neurodiversity, Women’s Health & Wellness, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Anxiety & Depression and End of Lifecare. Her work includes Physician & Medical staff Training. Lupo is an adjunct professor: Montclair State and Caldwell Universities, Ramapo College. A recipient of the NJ State Council on the Arts fellowship award, Dr Lupo’s work is included in many public and private collections.


Art Policy
The primary purpose of the Gardiner Library Policy on Art Exhibits is to enrich the library experience of the Gardiner Library Patrons, particularly:

To enhance and increase community appreciation of the arts, to present a variety of exhibitions by artists in the visual arts as well as exhibitions of educational and/or historical significance, and to help local artists increase their public exposure.

Art Exhibit Policy and Application  


Display Case
It is the policy of the Library, as part of its mission to enrich the quality of life, to provide space for exhibits and displays from the Library's collection and through those of other local community agencies or individuals.

Display Case Policy and Application