Displays & Exhibits

Coordinated by Kathleen Palmer, Volunteer. Art exhibits may be viewed in the Community Room. Displays are in locked cases in our vestibule.

Gallery & Display Coordinator, Kathleen Palmer, seeks local artists who would like to exhibit their work. If you have something that you would like to loan for the library display, or if you’re interested in exhibiting your art work or collections, please call Mrs. Palmer at 908-963-0365.

Upcoming Events

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Landscape Paintings by Mary Kooi

Maine Sailboat by Mary Kooi

Maine Sailboat

On view until Wednesday, April 30.

Mary Kooi’s paintings reflect her love of light and color, particularly as reflected in outdoor scenes, and she loves to travel with fellow artists to find inspiration for her canvases. She has been a student of art most of her life, including minoring in Art at St. Joseph’s College in Indiana, and then earning a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in Textiles. She studies under the instruction of Valeri Larko at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit.

Ms. Kooi hails from the Chicago area and moved to Summit in 2000. She volunteers as a tutor with Literacy Volunteers and with the Mayor’s Partnership of Summit Public Art while working full time in furniture sales at Zimmer-Rohde at the D&D Building in NY.


12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

"A Walk with the Maasai" - Photographs by Douglas Munch

Maasai Warrior-web

A Maasai warrior at sunrise in the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 10, 12:00-2:30 pm

Local entrepreneur and professional photographer, Douglas Munch, will exhibit photographs from the Serengeti during the month of May. His exhibit will display images of the ancient Hadzabe tribe, one of the last remaining hunter gatherers on earth and the Maasai people in Tanzania. About this exhibition, he said, “My vision is to view the world through a prism of beauty, color, perspective, and geometry, leading to images with heart and sensitivity. I hope this exhibition will project those qualities through my images.” The exhibition will be on view from May 6 through May 30.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Paintings by Members of CAG

CAGOpening Reception: Sunday, June 8, 2:00-4:00 pm

The Contemporary Art Group is a nonprofit, collegial organization of working artists who meet on a regular basis at The Watchung Arts Center and exhibit their work together. CAG is a supportive group where there is mutual respect among members, where members exchange ideas, provide information about exhibit opportunities, and share their own artistic development. The exhibition will be on view from June 2 through June 27.