Hannah Johnson is 'Featured Art @ Your Library' at Woodbury library
"Strength and Beauty, No. 1" by Hannah Johnson
CENTRAL VALLEY — The Rushmore Memorial Branch of the Woodbury Public Library's "Featured Art @ Your Library" for the month of March are works by Hannah Johnson, a Monroe-Woodbury High School graduate. Johnson's exhibit will include several types of mediums, including paper quilling, an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs and to make models, jewelry, mobiles or other objects. There are advanced techniques and different sized paper that are used to create 3D miniatures, abstract art, and quilled flowers among other objects. Library officials said Johnson - currently a student at Rockland Community College - enjoys working with new and different mediums, but some of her favorite things to create are ceramics, dot mandala paintings and paper quilling pieces. Johnson became interested in art through the ancient art of henna tattooing. Through her art, she hopes to communicate messages of religious and cultural acceptance, the empowerment of women and girls and the ultimate goal of peace, according to library officials. A public reception will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 12 to 2 p.m.