Displays & Exhibits
Art exhibits may be viewed in the Community Room during regular library hours unless a meeting is in progress. 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 or click here to email.
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
On view: February 2-27, 2018
This photo shows “then,” what is it now? This fascinating exhibit of photographs explores views of the town as it once was and as it is now. Images from the Library’s Local History Room photo files, in some cases taken over a century ago, are paired with a recent view. This program is made possible, in part, by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through the State/County History Partnership Program Grant, and administered in Somerset County by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
On view: March 3-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2:00-4:00 pm
In celebration of Youth Art Month, 12-year-old Ashwin Barama will display his photographs. A resident of Bernardsville, Ashwin is a student at the Willow School in Gladstone, NJ. An avid photographer and bird watcher, he can often be spotted outdoors with his camera looking for interesting things to photograph. Birds, the focus of his photographs, have been the deciding factor in his choice of vacations to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, other states in U.S. and India. From an early age, everything about nature excited him. His passion for protecting the environment earned him an invitation to be the youngest speaker at the Green Faith Conference held at the UN Church in New York City in 2014. His topic at the conference was saving the apex predator of the ocean: sharks!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
On view: April 2-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2:00-4:00 pm
Terri Fraser, a resident of Annandale, NJ, is an emerging artist. While she has always been skilled and trained in art, she has only been painting and showing her work consistently since 2014. In recent years, she has studied with Valeri Larko, a realist painter, and Wes Sherman, who allowed her to explore more abstract and daring approaches to painting. The combination of influences from these two artists is apparent in Ms. Fraser’s work. “Most of my work is en plein air,” she says, “The process of packing my giant backpack and wandering through the New Jersey countryside allows me to connect with the earth and find that moment I want to share in a painting.”