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Find the unexpected at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library. New art exhibitions present familiar sights in new ways. These exhibitions are free and open to the public.

The exhibitions on view now to June 14 include:

• Nature and Architecture through Light, in the Grand Lobby, features paintings, drawings and photos of city trees and nature in Brooklyn by Mary Rieser Heintjes. The pieces represent moments from her search for meaning in the city. Heintjes paints, draws, and works with glass and photography.

• Brooklyn Nights, in the Grand Lobby, is a collection of paintings by Tom Keough that portray familiar Brooklyn sights in unexpected ways. His perspective, free from the activity of rush hour, highlights the miraculous beauty of nature. Keough paints in oil and watercolor, and has created pen drawings and linoleum prints in the past.

• The Folding Library, in the Lobby Gallery, is an installation of artist books by Lishan Chang, consisting of drawings, sketches, Chinese calligraphy and stamps.

• it-t=i, in the Second Floor Balcony Cases, is a book featuring etchings by Harold Wortsman and text by Peter Wortsman. A dialogue between word and image, it explores the personality of the inanimate- the idea that things have faces too and people are reducible to dust.

• Begin Beginning Now, in the Youth Wing, is a collection of paintings and collages by Lindsay Packer. Informed by fairy tales, science textbooks and language primers, they examine the curiosity of children, animals and others as they attempt to understand the world and each other.

The Central Library is located at Grand Army Plaza. For information, call 718-230-2100. For more, visit

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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