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“Sister Landscapes” Exhibit Coming to Ocean County Library in August

August 03, 2018

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host “Sister Landscapes,” a month-long art exhibit by Catherine LeCleire and Gay LeCleire Taylor at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.

The collection, which will be displayed in the branch’s second floor gallery throughout August, consists of acrylic and encaustic wax paintings.

Sisters, Catherine LeCleire and Gay LeCleire Taylor have a rich background in the arts.

Catherine LeCleire teaches silkscreen and painting processes at Pratt Institute and book arts at Montclair State University. She said “landscapes are obscured or distorted due to the subjectivity of experience and perception, whether it is during the initial perception, or in the process of recollection, color, emotion and reflective narrative.”

Gay LeCleire Taylor is an independent curator, glass consultant, and the former director/curator of the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville. “Living along the shore of South Jersey, I am inspired by the landscape around me. I am challenged to paint nature,” Taylor said.

“Sister Landscapes” is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Toms River Branch at 732-349-6200 ext. 5100 or visit

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