Our featured artist for November is local resident Bill Alberti. He works in many mediums as this exhibit includes charcoal, acrylic, wood sculpture, portrait, collage, pastel, and more.
Our featured artist for November is local resident Bill Alberti. He works in many mediums as this exhibit includes charcoal, acrylic, wood sculpture, portrait, collage, pastel, and more. In addition to the art on display, a smaller display case in the gallery contains sculptures and a binder of numerous sketches by Alberti.
About Conduits of Art
I believe art is the creative expression of the human spirit and a matter of the heart. Art is everywhere, and has to pass through the senses and the mind. Creativity is in our souls and needs an outlet. I use different genres for artistic expression: poetry, music, photography, drawing, painting, and sculpting. All of these genres reflect the special way I have of looking at the world and selecting images as vehicles for my thoughts and feelings.
I enjoy experimenting with different mediums. I often work spontaneously, and get lost in the work using a chaotic methodology with self-dialogue. I find I am more at peace with myself and the world when I indulge my artistic nature.
My artistic expressions are eclectic. At first, I was bothered by the fact that I was not dedicated to, and proficient in, one medium; however, as I developed my philosophy and definition of art, it became apparent to me that there is nothing wrong with using a variety of creative channels to express one’s imagination and creativity. ~Bill Alberti
About Bill Alberti
Alberti is a long-time Kingston resident, born in Brooklyn, NY. He discovered his love of art in high school. Alberti received his B.A. from Stonehill College and after graduation served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a tank commander. He also holds a Master of Creative art from Bridgewater State University, and later completed additional graduate studies at the University of Ireland, Galway campus.
For over 36 years, Alberti taught at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. He is a published author and the former columnist of The Poet’s Pen for Gatehouse Media.
One of Alberti’s favorite things to do is, with his wife, Mary, visit art museums and galleries here in the U.S. and in other countries. He received a fellowship from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. to attend a weeklong program of lectures and workshops.
For over forty years, Bill has been, and is, a regular cantor at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kingston.
The exhibit will be on view in the Library's gallery throughout October. The Kingston Public Library is open Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10 a.m to 8 p.m.
Major portions of the above were submitted by Bill Alberti
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Pictured Above - "Village of Man" by Bill Alberti on display in the Circulation area of the Kingston Public Library
Pictured Middle - Original images from the art exhibition in the left and center of the gallery at the Kingston Public Library