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Art Exhibits – Early Spring 2017

Art Exhibits – Early Spring 2017

The Bethel Public Library welcomes everyone to come in and enjoy the art and collectibles of several exhibitors in the early spring!

On the first floor…

In the Main Room of the Library, visitors will enjoy viewing the Spring and Summer scenes of photographer Carol Gibson.

Visitors to the Community Room will appreciate Matilde Cafferty’s watercolor and acrylic paintings inspired by her native Peru and love of nature. (Close-up of one of her paintings pictured, right)

In the first-floor display case, learn about the Candlewood Valley Chapter of Quota International, and see examples of the wonderful work they do in our community.

On the second floor…

In the Accessible Art Space (in the Reading Room), marvel at “Botanicals,” a series of striking images by photographer Debra Burger.

Along the Teen Library wall, look closely at “Still Life in Transition,” Daniel Shoemaker’s abstract photographic images of Bethel sights.

Behind the Reference Desk, enjoy Theodore Taylor’s luminous paintings, and imagine yourself in the beautiful scenes he has created.

Don’t Miss It!

In the Seelye House, come see our very special permanent P. T. Barnum collection, generously donated by Laurence Gibson and Cynthia NeJame, and carefully and lovingly assembled over many years. On view are important letters and correspondences, many of which highlight significant personal and pivotal events of the great showman’s life. Also included are rare broadsides, photographs, and cartes-de-visite, as well as artifacts from General Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind and Commodore Nutt.


All exhibit spaces generally are accessible during the Library’s hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10-8; Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10-5; and Sundays 1-5.

Artists and collectors who wish to exhibit at the Library are invited to get an application at the Reference Desk or to apply online.

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