What’s On View? Current Art Exhibits

What’s On View? Current Art Exhibits

The Bethel Public Library welcomes everyone to spend some time enjoying the art and collectibles on view now!

On the first floor…

In the Morton Gallery, the artists of SCAN (The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown) are sharing a selection of their work in a variety of media and styles. Check out the list of artists and see if you recognize some of your Bethel neighbors!

In the Maria Parloa Community Room, enjoy the inspired watercolors of Janet Beote. (Janet’s colorful birds are shown at right.)

In the display case, check out some fascinating local history from the Bethel Historical Society’s archives.

On the second floor…

In the Morris Gallery (Accessible Art Project), view “Watercolours,” a collection of captivating photographic images by Colin Harrison. (See one of Colin’s works at left.)

In the display cabinet, look closely at the assortment of old bottles and glass transformers collected by Tom Borysiewicz, our Adult Services Librarian. Then visit Tom at the Reference Desk and he will tell you more about them!


Wait, there’s more!

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.

Art exhibit spaces generally are accessible during the Library’s hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10-8; Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10-5; and on Sundays 1-5 (September to June).

The Bethel Public Library is one of a select group of member libraries of Fairfield County Art Spaces.

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