In 2010 the New Rochelle Public Library’s lobby was revitalized with new carpeting, a fresh coat of paint and updated lighting. The New Rochelle Public Library Foundation partnered with the NRCA to issue an RFP for local artists to create artwork for three banners to be hung as the finishing touch to the lobby “refresh.”
The winning designs were submitted by artist Dale Zheutlin, whose works “Freedom” and “Community” were selected by the committee for their beauty and inspirational messages. Each of Ms. Zheutlin’s banners bears one of three different messages: “A library is a place to exchange ideas”, “A library is a gathering place for seekers of knowledge” and “A library is a window on the world.” Submissions by artists Theresa Beyer, Cristina Cerone and Lisa Post were printed on bookmarks that were made available to the public at the New Rochelle Public Library‘s front desk.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Dale Zheutlin was Chairman of the Visual Art Department at Mamaroneck High School, where she taught for 20 years before retiring in 2007. Before coming to Mamaroneck she was Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at the College of New Rochelle, and she also taught in the 3I program at New Rochelle High School. Dale studied architecture and painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. She subsequently received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. Dale is also active as a site-specific artist. Her large-scale ceramics are commissioned by architects and designers, and her work appears in over 35 corporate collections. Dale’s artwork has also been seen in locations ranging from the American Craft Museum in New York to the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution to the International Ceramics Museum in Faenza, Italy.