Gafney Library October Art Exhibit

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    Multiple dates from Tuesday, October 1st to Thursday, October 31st

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    Gafney Library Press Release
    For Immediate Release

    Date: September 28, 2019
    Contact: Berrie Donovan, 522-3401
    Subject: October exhibit at Gafney Library

    Brookfield Artist Martina Cyr will exhibit her work at the Gafney Library in Sanbornville during the month of October. Martina’s works have been popular in past exhibits including the annual Art at the Gafney fundraiser held over the past 13 summers. Her pieces are bold, expressive and large scale, a nice statement for viewers as we head into the colorful and colder seasons of the year.

    Martina is trained in art and design and holds her teaching certification. She explains her background, “I have worked in the corporate world as a product designer focusing on color and collections, and have taught in International schools, and led private classes for adults and children. I am above all else a maker. I enjoy all visual elements and get joy out of creating and learning through practice and play.”

    She goes on to explain her process, “In my personal work, I love using different materials to achieve various effects. I believe each medium is strong and special for different reasons and has an intrinsic quality that not only performs a visual presentation but has an emotional quality to it. How each medium is applied to the canvas or paper affects the end-result of the total piece, and each element creates a tension and dynamic with the others that comes together to express the whole image. I connect with each piece and get into the flow of what it needed. It is an evolving process where I stay connected and present. There is the work, training and discipline in the preparation, planning and organization and the deep thinking that happens about format, process, materials, colors, placement, intent and emotional purpose. Once the creation begins, the flow takes over, and the experience of the piece takes control. There is a sense of ecstasy and serenity when I connect with the piece and I am fully focused, present, lost and concentrated, and my hands and body are instruments to the magic happens as the creation takes over. I especially enjoy working on a large scale, so it is a dynamic physical experience in creating. I love combining bold graphic lines with organic natural forms. Colors are very important to me not only in the power they hold with an emotional connection with all of us, but also how they push and play with each other.”

    Martina’s website is at and on Instagram at on instagram@martinadesignsart.

    Martina’s sale pieces will act as a fundraiser for the Gafney in that 50 percent of each piece sold will go to the library. She will host a reception at the Gafney on Saturday October 5th from 10:00am to noon. Refreshments will be available.

    Martina’s exhibit may be viewed during Gafney open hours of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:00pm to 7:00pm and Friday and Saturday 9:00am to 12:30pm. For more information call the Gafney at 522-3401.


    Price: free!


    Gafney Library
    14 High Street
    Sanbornville, Nh

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