By Elizabeth Vranka, OSilas Gallery
Sept. 15, 2021: On September 15, Concordia College will be opening the doors of OSilas Gallery once again for an art sale. Original paintings, limited addition prints and photography from the collection of Concordia College will be available for purchase. Concordia is offering for sale to the public over 90 works that had adorned its public spaces and offices over the years. Visitors may view the works starting September 15 through September 30 in OSilas Gallery on the campus of Concordia College.
Works being offered for sale include a landscape oil painting by Lillian Genth (ca. 1930), a bold black and white contemporary painting by Dutch artist Michael Winkel and several fantastical paintings by Richard Callner. These original paintings will all be offered in a silent auction, which will close on September 30 (bids to be made in-person or by phone). All other works, ranging from Bronxville scenes to photography of India and Africa street life to botanical prints, are priced to sell and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Former OSilas Gallery Executive Director Elizabeth Vranka collected the works on offer from campus and has installed them in the Gallery for one last show. “I was pleased to find several original works on display and in storage, as well as a staggering number of limited edition prints,” Vranka said. “The Genth is one of my favorites, though I am very partial to the show prints from OSilas Gallery.”
The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.
The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.
The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children. All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.
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Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.
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