Dream space

Exhibit & Sale

Dec 4 - Jan 15, 2022 - 2023
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Smith library
Salmagundi Library Committee
Exhibition Hours
Monday – Friday | 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Open to the public
Free to attend

The Salmagundi Library Committee continues a series of exhibits in the Smith Library with Dream space. This group show of drawings and paintings channels the power of books to transport a reader’s mind to another place. Featuring landscapes, portraits, and hybrid pieces that blend these categories, Dream space encourages both frequent visitors and new guests to engage with the Library. These works incorporate direct observation of the subject combined with imagination, to varying degrees depending on the artist and specific piece.

The subject of dreams and other motifs going beyond the visible world has been present in art since its inception. From depictions of angels and demons, anthropomorphism, to mythical creatures, gods, and invented environs – from utopias to hellscapes – so many of the worlds artistic masterpieces go beyond reality to a dream space. Specific movements such as Romanticism and Symbolism dwell in this mode, while others such as The Hudson River School might access the sublime through documentation of an observable instant so fleeting it feels as if it’s from a dream.

Artist's Mother by Diana Buitrago
Diana Buitrago, Portrait of the artist's mother, 18" x 24", Oil on linen


December 8, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Reception is open to the public
Tickets required to attend
Up to 45 people

Free soft drinks and platters
Drinks for sale in Wiggins bar
(card only, no cash)
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Participating Artists