The Gallery at the Library

the gallerythe galleryThe Gallery at the Library was created to provide a venue for local residents to share their artistic talents within our town. The library is committed to expand the cultural and educational experiences in all forms to our community. Therefore, The Gallery exhibits provide Southington residents the opportunity for a better understanding and appreciation of visual art forms.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
― Karl Lagerfeld

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
― Pablo Picasso

Each month a new artist/photographer or group is recognized as Artist of the Month (https://jdcsouth13.wordpress.com/artist-of-the-month/) and annually the library has a reception to “Celebrate the ARTs”. Occasionally the will highlight a special art project in the Gallery or Cafe.

The Gallery is open to the public during the normal library business hours, Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Friday and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The library is closed Saturday during July and August.

Please contact Library Publicist/Community Outreach at (860) 628-0947 x 6513 or email chmielewskij@southington.org for information concerning the current artist exhibit. Local artist are encouraged to contact the publicist for information on how to display their work in The Gallery at the Library.

Celebrate ART receptions are held annually to honor The Gallery at the Library Artists of the Month in the Café Area. Entertainment and light refreshments are enjoyed by members of the community, including Southington community leaders, honored artists and their families and members of the local arts organizations

In the past Celebrate the Arts at the Southington Library was supported by an Arts and Culture grant from Target and co-sponsor support from the Southington Arts Council and Southington Arts and Crafts Association.

Artists and patrons  enjoy a moment

Artists and patrons enjoy a moment

Artists Bill Reville and Jane White

Artists Bill Reville and Jane White

Artists Jo and Bob Rembish

Artists Jo and Bob Rembish

Justin and Jennifer Piccirillo chat with Sandra Swanson Fries swanson

Justin and Jennifer Piccirillo chat with Sandra Swanson Fries

Artists Ed Tuttle, Justin and  Jennifer Piccirillo

Artists Ed Tuttle, Justin and Jennifer Piccirillo

Melinda Brookes reads her poem

Melinda Brookes reads her poem

Melinda and Dan Brookes

Melinda and Dan Brookes

Patrons learn about the 3 D printer

Patrons learn about the 3 D printer

I Spy Mural

I Spy Mural

Austin Sullivan entertains at Celebrate the ARTs

Austin Sullivan entertains at Celebrate the ARTs

Anita Siarkowski reads her poem

Anita Siarkowski reads her poem

Anita, Jeanne and Linda DeLuca enjoying the celebration

Anita, Jeanne and Linda DeLuca enjoying the celebration

cafe gallery from mezzanine

Ed tuttle describes his work to Marie

gallery wall artists

gallery wall

Joe makerbot demo

melinda dan brookes by jc

 

patrons enjoy art on mezzanine

Sue announce sponsors 2

sue johnny dave at gallery
  

Jeff Conlon of Bristol CT performed with his acoustic guitar in 2009.

 

In 2008 the sounds of The Isaac Young Trio, entertained the community as they viewed the over sixty works by artists who have exhibited in The Gallery.

Plantsville keyboardist, Kim Myers provided entertainment at 2012 Celebrate the ARTs 5th annual reception

Plantsville keyboardist, Kim Myers provided entertainment at 2012 Celebrate the ARTs 5th annual reception

2012 Celebrate the ARTs reception

2012 Celebrate the ARTs reception

Linda DeLuca, best in show at 2012 Celebrate the ARTs at Southington Library

Linda DeLuca, best in show at 2012 Celebrate the ARTs at Southington Library

Susan Sokolowski Third Place 2012 Celebrate the ARTs Southington Library

Susan Sokolowski Third Place 2012 Celebrate the ARTs Southington Library

Justin Piccirillo, Second Place 2012 Celebrate the ARTs

Justin Piccirillo, Second Place 2012 Celebrate the ARTs

Jane White 2012 Celebrate the ARTs

Jane White 2012 Celebrate the ARTs

Southington LibraryAnnounces “Best in Show” and other awards at

The Celebrate the ARTS art exhibit

The Southington Library Café was alive with music last Thursday evening, as artists, writers and members of the community “Celebrated the Arts” in the Gallery at the Library. Sean Michanczyk, owner/founder of Paris in Plantsville Gallery & Studio judged the 35 art entries before the reception. The talented winners are:

Best in Show was awarded to Winter White an acrylic painting by Linda DeLuca, Second Place went to Venus in Cerulean Skies photographed by Justin Piccirillo, Jamaican Tie Dye an oil painting by Susan Sokolowski received Third Place, Jane White’s pastel titled Rocks at Pemaquid received Best use of Materials and the Most Innovative award went to Wine Cork Holder a wood creation by Richard Frano.