Esther Kong Lo, Sculptor – was awarded a 2016 Arts Alive Individual Artist Grant through funding from the NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Program. The installation exhibit on the 2nd floor at the Greenburgh Public Library features six portrait busts of ethnic individuals residing in our community. Each piece shines being framed by the white support beams and glass of the large vista windows of the Library swoop. Members of the public want to get close and touch these life size heads on view at our own eye level. They are remarkable in their story telling, the clay dances across the face of each immigrant’s past and present through the lines and choice of color used to model each bust. Traditional in classical realistic form the work is however unlike 19th century traditional sculpted portraits rendered in fine polished marble to show off their often wealthy benefactor. Esther Kong Lo’s work shows a very real slice of contemporary life that is curious and awakens a connection with our own identity. Each piece has a portrait biography poster you can read to discover the history and demographics of each cultural group – a wonderful enrichment opportunity for class groups, families or individuals. A special thanks also goes to Arts Westchester for sharing and promoting the work of Esther Kong Lo and many other artists ! Esther Kong Lo’s Process: Making Of A Portrait
All are welcome to the Artist’s Reception on Sunday, October 16th from 2 – 4 pm.
Faces and Identities will be on exhibit from Oct 2nd – November 12th, 2016