Displays & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Stories on Canvas" - Paintings by Claudia Slater

Forest Fire

On view: January 2-30, 2018
Basking Ridge resident Claudia Slater is a self-taught multimedia artist. Coming from a family of artists, at a young age she loved drawing people and was able to capture her subjects with striking accuracy. Her art consists mostly of flowers, portraits and has recently transitioned into fantasy. She says of her painting: “I paint many large flowers and incorporate women in some, as the woman’s form seems to fit with the flower. I love painting the delicate features of a woman as well as capturing the beauty of flowers.”

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bernardsville “Then and Now”

On view: February 2-27, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 4:00-7:00 pm
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

Photographs by Ashwin Barama

On view: March 3-30, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2:00-4:00 pm
In celebration of Youth Art Month, 12-year-old Ashwin Barama displays his photographs.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

"Strength & Patience" - Paintings by Terri Fraser

Past and Present

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.”