Displays & Exhibits
Coordinated with Kathleen Palmer, Volunteer. Art exhibits may be viewed in the Community Room. Displays are in locked cases in our vestibule.
The library seeks local artists who would like to exhibit their work. If you have something that you would like to loan for library display, or if you’re interested in exhibiting your artwork or collections, please call Madelyn English at 908-766-0118.
On view: January 3-29, 2015.
Founded in 1940, the Millburn-Short Hills Art Center is one of the oldest art associations in northern and central New Jersey. A group of over 100 exhibiting visual artists, M-SHAC, as it is commonly known, encourages art education and appreciation; offers opportunities for growth in the arts and the development of local talent; and sponsors programs for its members and the community. All the members share a common set of goals and a love of art.Read more...
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 8, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Philip Kennedy-Grant has recently concentrated on painting abstractions in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, continuing a career marked by extensive and accomplished architectural drawings. This exhibit consists of paintings depicting land and sea and sky in idealized and imagined settings. Executed variously on canvas, board, paper, and acrylic sheet, the effect differs even as the subject is largely unchanged. Supplementing the paintings, a selection of sketchbooks, small paintings, and drawings will be exhibited in the lobby display cases. This collection, spanning thirty years, suggests the sometimes direct, often roundabout, route from idea to execution. On view: February 2-27, 2015.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Opening reception: Tuesday, March 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
An exhibition of photographs by students of Bernards High School will be on view during regular library hours from Wednesday, March 4 until Wednesday, March 25.
On view: March 29-April 24, 2015
This series consists of paintings of Jersey Shore locations dating from 2004 to 2014. The Jersey Shore has always been a creative source of inspiration for Mr. D’Amato who has painted locations in Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Spring Lake, Sea Girt, Cape May and the Wildwoods. With a primary focus on street scenes, buildings and waterfront areas, Mr. D’Amato gravitates toward the decay and worn look of an abandoned dock, seedy boardwalk shops, or a loosely dangling street sign. “I look for a connection to the past, both aesthetically and historically. I feel an affection and spiritual connection with these areas and I continue to search for ways to convey it.”Read more...
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Opening at the Bernardsville Artwalk: Friday, May 1 from 6:00-9:00 pm
Recent work by members of the Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art (NYAA). Part of the show will be on view at the library and part across the street at Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery located at 5 Morristown Road. Free.Read more...
On view:June 1-24, 2015
A selection of the photographer’s favorite landscape and wildlife photographs taken over the past decade throughout North America. The show will feature images from Mt. Rainier, Olympic, Redwood, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Lake Clark (Alaska), Great Smoky Mountains, Acadia and Everglades National Parks, White Sands and Bosque del Apache National Refuges as well as western North Dakota, northern Minnesota, and northern New England. Gary is a professional environmental engineer and nature photographer. He lives in Chester, NJ.