During May and June at the Nyack Library, original artwork will be showcased by Nyack native, Russell Paul Fernando. He paints a vivid picture of his effervescent mother, Marguerite Rosmarie Fernando. Her sparkling international career with Pan American World Airways took her on a journey around the world that led her to America. Also featured is Marguerite’s photo-journal of her work in creating The Children’s Park of South Nyack. She headed the committee, and oversaw the fundraising, development, and construction of the park during her time raising a family. Marguerite Fernando lived in South Nyack for over 40 years and was an instrumental member of The South Nyack Village Party, Grace Episcopal Church, and The Nyack Field Club.
The Nyack Historical Society has inducted Marguerite Fernando into their permanent archives for her fine work creating The Children’s Park of South Nyack and her many other lifelong contributions to the Nyack community. Russell Paul Fernando has previously exhibited his award winning work at The Edward Hopper House Art Center, The Nyack Library, The Blauvelt Library, and Hilton Hotels. He also won first place in The South Nyack Fine Arts Festival. Reflected in his life long career in both fine art and photography are his many international travel experiences.