Monday, August 1, 2016



WHEN: the month of August. A reception for the exhibit will be held at the Library exhibition space on Thursday, August 4, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM hosted by the Friends of Fernando.
the exhibition space in the Main Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair

The Montclair Public Library’s popular art and photography series continues an exhibit of paintings by Montclair resident Fernando Mariscal. Mr. Mariscal’s exhibit entitled “During the Seasons” will highlight his paintings of scenes of Montclair.

PictureMr. Mariscal is a member of Studio Montclair and has exhibited frequently at Studio Montclair’s Academy Square gallery. An image of his painting “High School 2014” was featured on the cover of Montclair Townscape 2015-2016. Mr. Mariscal began his artistic career in his native Peru. He was commissioned by the Royal Inca Hotel to do a mosaic mural of Machu Picchu. He has received art awards from the Newark Public Library for his exhibits celebrating the independence of Peru and also from the Peruvian Consulate. He is the Building Manager of Bellaire House in Montclair and his works are on display in the basement of the building (see Montclair Patch (2013), “Building Basement Doubles as Gallery for Montclair Artist”).

Selections of Mr. Mariscal’s work can be found at

In an interview with artist, art critic and curator Joyce Korotkin in 2013, Mr, Mariscal said "I paint the echoes of my subconscious; some are places, some are forms that I welcome into this reality”.  Ms. Korotkin wrote “Mariscal represents this psychic duality with hauntingly distant grounds populated by heavily textured layers of geometric planes and shapes in evocative colors that are infused with luminous light, inviting the viewer to meander through an invented space in quiet contemplation.”

The Library welcomes inquiries from local artists and arts organizations regarding use of the exhibit space.  For further information, please contact the Montclair Public Library (973) 744-0500 ext. 2221.