Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 16:31

Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 5:00pm, first floor of the library.

Under a LotusBayda Asbridge describes herself as a visual artist and chose the title “Eclectica” as it reflects her varied interest in many genres of art and represents her selection for her second exhibit in the Library. Among the pieces to be on display are Asian and Middle Eastern Arts, Japanese Saori style weavings, printmaking, mixed media and Asian brush painting.

In 2014 Bayda initiated an art project called "Healing Fibers" that addresses human rights and social justice and which opens a forum for artists to discuss freely their concerns. In 2014 the topic addressed was violence against women. The "Healing Fibers" event of 2015 was a reflection of war and peace, and this year’s event will focus on violence against children. “My hope is that these exhibits can make some change in our society, no matter how small or large, and a shift in the thinking of future generations”.

Bayda has displayed her art in a number of local galleries, libraries, museums and exhibitions. In 2010 she was awarded the Frances Kinnicutt scholarship where she traveled to England to study mixed media with Lydia Bauman, a well-known British artist.

Bayda is an Arabic-English interpreter at UMass Medical Center.

"Eclectica" will run June 1 - August 31, 2016.

To learn more about Bayda and her work visit: http://baydasart.com/home