Judi Silvano is the artist of the month at the GWL Public Library

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  • This is Judi Silvano's painting of pianist and composer Mcoy Tyner.

  • This is Judi Silvano's painting of trumpeter Dave Douglas.

  • This is Judi Silvano's painting of bassist Jaco Pastorius.

GREENWOOD LAKE — Greenwood Lake Public Library’s Art Gallery presents the work of artist Judi Silvano for the month of September.

Silvano’s colorful history has led her from an early dance career and training as a classical singer in Philadelphia, to becoming an accomplished jazz vocalist, composer and most recently a visual artist.

She has been painting and drawing throughout her life, becoming a collector of art and artifacts with an appreciation for diverse cultures from traveling around the world.

Silvano’s evolution as a visual artist shows her unique personal history as dancer and musician in her visual renderings.

Recognition and participationShe is a member of Goshen Art League, Woodstock Art Association, Northeast Watercolor Society, Middletown Art Group, Washingtonville Artist Cooperative and is a Represented Artist at the Wallkill River School and Gallery.

Her paintings have garnered the Mary Evelyn Whitehill Award for one of her watercolors, first prize for a pastel in a juried show at Newburgh’s Mt. St. Mary College and honorable mention for one of her encaustic oils from the Middletown Art Group.

All that jazzAs a singer, Silvano has toured internationally and recorded with many jazz greats, releasing 14 albums of both classics and original songs. She has been voted Best Jazz Singer in the Hudson Valley and Top Ten Jazz Singer in Down Beat Magazine.

In addition, her paintings have been featured as cover art for her own standards recording “Indigo Moods” (Puerto Vallarta at Sunset), Joe Lovano’s “Quartet Classic: Live at Newport” (Fiery Sky), pianist David Janeway’s “Secret Passages” (Musician’s Dream) and her recent “Lessons Learned” (Sunset In the Field) released July 2018 on Unit Records.

• For more information about the artist, visit www.judisilvano.com.

• Greenwood Lake Public Library is located at 79 Waterstone Road in the Village of Greenwood Lake. For more information about its programs, call 845 477-8377 ext. 104.

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