Art Exhibits

The Lucy Robbins Welles art exhibit program allows local artists the opportunity to share their art with the public in the Community Room of the library.  The Exhibit Coordinator, in consultation with the Library Director, is authorized to select exhibits.  Exhibits may be viewed during normal business hours, when the Community Room is not in use.

Exhibit Policy (PDF)


Art Exhibit for March - Jane Penfield, Pastel and Oil Painting

Award-winning artist Jane Penfield is drawn to nature, as well as to the human influence on it. She is especially attracted to elements that evoke light, drama, and emotion. Her work is an impression of light and life as she has experienced it through walking, travel, and direct observation.

Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College and a master's degree from the Hartt School of the University of Hartford. She was profoundly inspired by the beautiful New England landscape of the Pioneer Valley, a place that nourished her intellectually and creatively, helped form her values, and started her on her artistic path.

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Art Exhibit for April – JAM, Journals and More Quilts 

Throughout the month of April, the fabric art group JAM (Journals and More) will be displaying their varied and surprising creations in the Community Room of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington. All the pieces that will be displayed were made by the group's members to meet the monthly challenges posed by the group. Each challenge was interpreted by each artist in unique and creative ways. A few of the challenges involve themes such as music, buttons, neckties, a corset, and the color orange. The group meets monthly at Lisa's Clover Hill Quilts in Berlin (860.828.9325) to inspire one another, and to share ideas, techniques, and individual interpretations. Many of the fiber art pieces in the exhibit will be for sale.

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Art Exhibit for May - Heather Warriner and Mandi Watrous – Multi-Media