Adriance Memorial Library

Mosaic art Tiger by Mary Boscher

Monday, July 1 – Thursday, August 29

Mary Boscher: Many Media

Ground Floor Cases and the Mary Wojtecki Rotunda Gallery

Mary A. Boscher was born in Wisconsin. She attended art schools in Chicago, where she earned a BFA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has also studied graphics and calligraphy. 

After relocating to the Hudson Valley, Boscher earned an MFA at SUNY New Paltz. She has taught various types of art to children at area schools.

Boscher’s work has been exhibited in Kingston, Mahopac, New Paltz, Ossining, Poughkeepsie, and Saugerties. She had a solo show at the Arts Society of Kingston in December 2016, which showed 63 pieces of multimedia art.

Boscher designs outside art for Saugerties, including a carousel horse, three lighthouses, and a garden chair. She has also created multimedia art, including a kiddie pedal car that she turned into a Peace Mobile, a stallion that was made into a Unicom. For this year, she has redone a rocking horse by painting groups of childrens’ toys on it. After Labor Day, these pieces are auctioned off to aid a school, a food pantry, or a Veteran’s group.

Her work includes pieces for non-profits, such as a giant maple leaf for Abilities First, and several pieces for Doctors Without Borders auctions.

Boscher has previously designed and built furniture, jewelry, mosaics, prints, and assemblages.

Boardman Road Branch Library

Painting Poughkeepsie by Suzanne Mancuso

July 11 – October 7

Suzanne Kraus-Mancuso

Suzanne Mancuso began painting in 2008, creating folk art and paintings of the local area, and quickly amassed an impressive portfolio of places and events in the Hudson Valley.

In 2003, Suzanne earned her first world record for creating the largest portrait of the Virgin Mary in primitive folk art. She earned a second and third world record for recycling the large mural into postcard sized pieces and painting holy buildings on the reverse side, creating 3000 postcards. She received a commendation from New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan for her devotional artwork.

Since 2014, Suzanne has mainly focused on painting the Hudson Valley, and this work can be seen at several local shops, including the Cold Spring Antique Center and the Play Store in Beacon, where she is a well-known souvenir artist.

The art on display at Boardman Road Branch Library includes a variety of folk art depictions of Poughkeepsie, such as local attractions, and other folk art paintings that she has created over the last 10 years.

Suzanne was born and raised in Putnam County, New York.

Virtual Artist Talk with Suzanne Kraus-Mancuso
Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 pm
Registration required, click here.
This program will be recorded, and will be added to the Library District YouTube channel following the event.

Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Branch Library

View our Art in the Library series on YouTube!

Fine art photograph by artist Lori Adams of a still life of arranged pink peonies in a white pitcher set against a dark background

Interested in Exhibiting?

Accomplished local artists, email us with examples of your work.
View the Library District Exhibit Policy here.

Artists are welcome to host an Artist Talk, either in-person or virtually, Monday – Thursday, based on staff and room availability. No food is allowed.