Art Exhibits and DAWS Event in July

You are invited!!! Come visit and enjoy the art and collectibles of several exhibitors during the month of July. 

In the Main Room of the Library, enjoy the sweet expressions of shelter pets as photographed by Sarah Matula. These lovely images show that there are perfect pets patiently waiting to find their people. A special DAWS-sponsored meet-and-greet day with adoptable animals will be held on Saturday July 9, 3:00-4:45 pm, inside and outside the Library! Refreshments will be provided by Dere Street Bakery of Newtown.

In the Library’s Community Room, enjoy the oil paintings of Bethel artist Theodore Taylor. Inspired by the works of Thomas Kinkaid, Mr. Taylor’s paintings will impress viewers with their skillful attention to detail. Ted’s Bethel High School ’53 classmates and Perkin-Elmer friends won’t want to miss this one!

In the first-floor display case, visitors will be delighted by the colorful papier-mache Buddhist-inspired sculptures and paintings created by local artist Joseph Freeman III. The models for the outdoor sculpture installation are exhibited on the first floor as well.

On the second floor, marvel at the craftsmanship of authentic huipiles, the native dress of Mexico and Guatemala. The collection is on loan from Carla Farrell, former CBS news producer, who now resides in Oregon. Also on the second floor, rock-hounds of all ages will appreciate the “Geological Treasures” of Sara Eisenman on exhibit in the display cabinet.

Also on the second floor, the ongoing Accessible Art exhibit, coordinated by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, features 8 prints from the popular “Ethereal Newtown” series by Virginia Zimmermann. Ms. Zimmermann’s images combine mono-prints, paper lithography, and pronto plate printing to artistically depict the rural character of Newtown.

All exhibit spaces generally are accessible during the Library’s summer hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10-8; Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10-5. Artists and collectors who wish to exhibit at the Library are invited to get an application at the Reference Desk or to apply online.