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Beacon Inspired: Paintings by Jan Dolan. Photos by Jean Noack.

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Beacon Inspired: Paintings by Jan Dolan. Photos by Jean Noack.

Time: November 12, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Location: Howland Public LIbrary
Street: 313 Main Street
City/Town: Beacon
Website or Map: http://www.beaconlibrary.org
Phone: 845-831-1134
Event Type: art, exhibit
Organized By: Howland Public Library
Latest Activity: Nov 11, 2015

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Event Description

The Howland Public Library is pleased to present “Beacon Inspired”, an exhibition of paintings by Jan Dolan and photographs by Jean Noack. The exhibition will be on view in the Community Room from November 12th -November 25th. A Second Saturday Reception will be held on November 14th from 5-7pm.

“Beacon Inspired” is a collaborative exhibit of paintings and photographs inspired by the City of Beacon and its surroundings.  Jean is a lifelong Beacon resident.  Jan moved to Beacon in 2014 from Boston. The two met when Jean began an oil painting class which Jan teaches at Beacon Recreation.  The resulting exhibition is a dialogue between two friends about the city they love.

Jan Dolan has been painting and creating for over 45 years. She was educated at Manchester College of Art in England, Massachusetts College of Art and UMass Boston. Jan's early work focused on representational painting and drawing, but expanded to include more abstract work. In this past year, Jan has painted interpretive landscapes combining collage and mixed medium. Since her arrival in Beacon, she has been inspired by the beauty and history of the Hudson Valley. "I am so lucky to have found Beacon, a truly beautiful city”

Jean Noack was born and raised in Beacon. She is a graduate of Beacon High School and the State University College at New Paltz, where she began her studies as an art education major. She is an administrator of the Beacon Photography Group Facebook page and is the founder of the Beacon, NY Baby Boomers page. "Beacon has always been an inspiration for creativity”, she says. A prolific photographer, Jean enjoys photographing the beauty and eccentricities of her hometown.


The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main Street, Beacon NY 12508. The Community Room is open during regular library hours. Please note the gallery may not be accessible during some library programs. Please call the library at 845-831-1134 or consult the library calendar at beaconlibrary.org when planning your visit. 

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