The 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.