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What’s On View? Current Art Exhibits

What’s On View? Current Art Exhibits

The Bethel Public Library welcomes everyone to come in and enjoy the art and collectibles of several exhibitors, on view right now!

On the first floor…

In the Morton Gallery, viewers will be entranced by Hazel Meredith’s artful photographic images of natural landscapes and more.

In the Maria Parloa Community Room, all ages will enjoy the colorful and charming artwork by local artist Barbara “Red” Hickey.

In the first-floor display case, enjoy learning about the handkerchief collection of the patron who exhibited her timepieces not long ago.

On the second floor…

In the Morris Gallery (Accessible Art Project), marvel at Cynthia O’Connor’s variety of vivid photographic images, including many of African wildlife and landscapes.

The Teen Library wall is beautifully adorned with shawls of Pavlovo Posad, collected by our Reference Librarian, Kate Soboleva.

Behind the Reference Desk are two recent donations of artwork: “Call to Glory” by James Mazza, and “Kendall Sculpture Garden, Purchase, NY” by Kirill Sobolev. Thank you to these generous artists!

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 (from September to June only).

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