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"Newport Beach: Glimpses of the Past" special exhibition from Sherman Library

September 9 - November 1, 2019, Central Library Gallery

Special presentation by Paul Wormser, Director of Sherman Library, on Thursday, October 17, 7 p.m., Central Library


Sherman Library, in conjunction with the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, presents Newport Beach: Glimpses of the Past, a special exhibition of historic photographs and other items from the archives of Sherman Library, on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery. 

For over fifty years Sherman Library has worked to preserve the history of Newport Beach and surrounding communities. The historic photographs in Newport Beach: Glimpses of the Past represent a small fraction of the tens of thousands of photographs, documents, and maps relating to Newport Beach in Sherman Library's collections.

Sherman Library, located in Corona del Mar, is a historical research library specializing in the history of the Pacific Southwest – including southern California, Arizona, northern Mexico and adjoining areas. The Library’s collections document the development of the region through books, archival collections, photographs, maps, aerial photographs, and newspapers.  The Library is open to the public.

Sherman Library Director Paul Wormser will present a lecture on October 17 at 7 p.m. about Newport Beach's unique local history.

The exhibition will be on display September 9 through November 1, 2019, during library operating hours.


"Destination Art" exhibition of acrylics by Sherry Marger

November 4, 2019 - January 3, 2020, Central Library Gallery


The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents Destination Art, an exhibition of acrylic paintings by Sherry Marger, on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery.  

Sherry Marger is an acrylic landscape painter, born in New York City, but raised in New Jersey. As a youngster, never having been to an airport or on an airplane, little did she suspect that in the future, she would be able to fly to far off places of more interest and experience firsthand the astounding beauty that awaited her.

Studying computer graphics and layout design, led to a position at a Public Health Department working on instructional materials for Educators. Eventually she started her own business designing custom invitations.

It wasn’t until much later in life, when she started traveling that she began to paint more seriously. Always having photographed, catalogued and then assembled albums of trips, she realized how painting could further interpret her traveling world experiences to herself and to others.  Traveling became her inspiration. Destination Art has become her passion.  As a studio artist, she works in an impressionistic style with acrylic paints.  Plein air watercolor sketching is done on location to lay the groundwork for the finished paintings done on either canvas or paper in her studio.

The exhibition will be on display November 4, 2019 through January 3, 2020, during library operating hours.

(Nyhaven Colors by Sherry Marger)


Up Next


  • Gail White ("Shore & Marsh Birds", photography): January 6 - March 6
  • Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass (oil on canvas): March 9 - May 8
  • Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs ("Youth Ocean Art", mixed media): May 11 - July 10
  • William Leung (acrylic on canvas): July 13 - September 4
  • Agnes Schenk ("Never Stop Blooming", oil on canvas): September 8 - November 6
  • "Fake or Fortune: Provenance and Attribution" (exhibition and lecture): November 9 - January 8, 2021


  • Richard Ferncase (Photography): January 11 - March 5
  • Quilts on the Wall (Textiles): March 8 - May 7
  • Sunny Kim (Acrylics): May 10 - July 2
  • Ann Apeles Brunning ("Flying Flowers", photography): July 5 - September 3
  • Roxanne Sexauer (Woodcuts & Linocuts): September 7 - November 5
  • Lisa Fu (Watercolors): November 8 - January 7, 2022


To have artwork considered for an exhibition at the Central Library, download and fill out the Application for Consideration Art

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