Exhibits at the Library

Spring 2018

Mady Bozkurtian

Still-life painting of purple lilacs blooming
Lilacs in Bloom

Medy Bozkurtian, a Bulgarian born artist, is a classically trained pianist who expresses her vision through music and painting. She started drawing and piano at a very early age, and later studied piano pedagogy at the Juilliard School of Music and oil painting at the Art Students’ League, both in NYC. She studied watercolor painting at the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts and with noted watercolorists around the world like Alavaro Castagnet, Edwin Havas, Carl Burger, Skip Lawrence, Dorothy Ganek, Joel Popadics, Robert Saxon, John Salminen, Robert Burridge and others.

Medy’s art is inspired by her world travels and her love of music, people and nature. She captures the essence of her subjects with expressive realism and a hint of impressionism. Her paintings have been in juried exhibits of the American Artists Professional League in NYC, The Catharine Lorillard Art Club in NYC, The North East Watercolor Society, The New Jersey Watercolor Society and the Garden State Watercolor Society, to name a few. Her work has been featured in solo shows at the Morristown Memorial Hospital, the Atrium of the Morristown Courthouse, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris County Library and other prominent public spaces.

Oil painting depicting boats on the French Riviera
On The French Riviera

Medy’s work has been represented and sold by Design Domaine Gallery in Bernardsville, Art Chateau Gallery in Chester, and Alfa Art Gallery in New Brunswick, NJ, and is in private and corporate collections in the US and Europe.

Medy is an Elected Member and Fellow of the American Artists Professional League in NYC and a signature member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in NYC, the Northeast Watercolor Society, the Garden State Watercolor Society and Essex Water Color Club, where she recently served as President.

Medy works from her studio in East Hanover, NJ.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Alpha Kappa Alpha founders
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Founders Harriet Josephine Terry, Joanna Berry Shields, Margaret Flagg Holmes & Beulah Burke

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope.

As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.

Why exhibit at MCL?
To expand membership in your organization, increase awareness about an important subject, share your collection with other people who share your interests or celebrate a particular event, holiday or anniversary.

What are MCL exhibits about?
We’ve shown all kinds of things! Rock and roll of the 1950s; history of bubble gum; an outstanding doll collection; service history of the USS New Jersey; musical instruments of the world; work of a local Chinese painting group and editorial and political cartooning.

Who exhibits at MCL?
Public and private institutions, collectors, corporations, historical societies, special interest groups, painters, sculptors, photographers or anyone with a shared interest. MCL hosts local juried art shows (Volunteers for Morris County, Roxbury Art Association &c.).

Where are exhibits displayed?
Our primary gallery runs the length of our 1st floor renovated brick building face. The gallery is roofed with skylights, so is airy, light and feels spacious. There are also elevated gallery views from the stairwell landing, up to the second floor, and a second floor overlook through a large window. Additional exhibit space is available on the 2nd floor, near the computers & periodicals area. Display case is located in the first floor lobby.

How do I contact MCL?
Contact our exhibit staff (973-285-6966) to discuss a possible show at the library.

Exhibit policy & application
NOTE: signed application is required before we can accept items.

When can I exhibit at MCL?
Exhibits are generally scheduled eight months to a year in advance. Scheduling hinges on several factors including the type of exhibit, local and annual events, celebratory months and national holidays.

Can I host a reception for my showing?
Yes! You can reserve either the large or small meeting rooms on the first floor for your event. Library will advertise your reception. You are responsible for room set up and refreshments. Please ask your guests to keep their food & beverages in the room.