This month in our Gallery, we are featuring a large banner depicting a visual record of the Avon Free Public Library’s Strategic Plan. As part of the strategic planning process that the Board of Directors of Avon Free Public Library went through in 2017-18, a visual recording of their work was created. This image reflects Avon Free Public Library’s role in the community and delineates the values that the Library Board and staff keep in mind everyday while working to provide excellent service, engaging programs and relevant collections to all who use the library. The time, talent and materials required to create this visual recording were generously donated by Kimberly Dornisch of Results Visualized (www.resultsvisualized.com). You can access the entire 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, which includes Avon Free Public Library’s mission, vision and values, along with five areas of strategic focus and a community asset map, at https://avonctlibrary.info/about/.
In the rest of the Gallery you will find several colorful installations of Book Cover Art. Each was created by hand, using discarded and donated books. Please be sure to stop by and see if your favorite book is represented!
This exhibit will be on display throughout the month of February.
Saturday, December 8th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please join us for an Artist Reception and meet members of the Avon Arts Association, the talented group on display this month in our Gallery. Light refreshments will be served, and music will be provided by pianist John Brighenti.
All are invited to stop in!
December Art Exhibit: Avon Arts Association
Our December exhibit is a Holiday Art Show featuring original works of art by members of the Avon Arts Association. The Avon Arts Association provides annual college scholarships to Farmington Valley graduating high school students who were selected for their exceptional artistic talents. The Avon Arts Association is a 501 (c) (3) organization that promotes visual art in the Avon area by holding art exhibits, monthly (September through June) demonstrations and workshops. For more information, or to become a member, please visit www.avonarts.org or email email@example.com.
This exhibit will be on display December 1st – December 28th.
An artists’ reception open to the public will be held on Saturday, December 8th from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. There will be light refreshments served, and music featuring pianist John Brighenti. All are invited to stop in!
Saturday, November 3rd, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Please join us for an Artist Reception and meet Fatemah Kahfi & Dariush Hamzave, the talented artists on display this month in our Gallery.
All are invited to stop in – refreshments will be served.
November Exhibit: Fatemah Kahfi & Dariush Hamzave
Our November exhibit features work by Fatemah Kahfi and Dariush Hamzave. Fatemah Kahfi was born in Tehran, Iran, and studied art with a private tutor for five years after high school. She worked as a professional artist for over 20 years, and received a degree in graphic arts from Graphic Art Public University in Tehran in 2008. She is a member of the Society of Visual Arts and owner of the Kahfi gallery in Tehran. Dariush Hamzave began working with watercolors at a young age, but at 23 joined the Air Force Academy and gave up his art. Eight years ago he began painting again, and has been working with Fatemah ever since to hone his craft.
Join us for a reception honoring students from Avon Middle School. These talented artists have created the art work currently on display in the Gallery.
Refreshments will be served, all are welcome!
October Art Exhibit: Avon Middle School
Our October exhibit was created by the talented student artists at Avon Middle School. Several different types of work are on display:
Wrapped Spheres – using white charcoal on black paper, students created dimension through shading and placement of spheres.
Word Art – eighth graders combined the word and images to define the meanings of words.
Letterforms and Lines – seventh graders used letterforms as the basis of a design that demonstrates line variety, line as pattern, line as value, implied line, and positive/negative space.
This exhibit will be on display throughout the month of October, please be sure to stop and see their work!
A reception honoring the students is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd, from 6-7pm – all are welcome to attend!
Sorry this event has been cancelled.
Monday, August 27th, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join us for a closing reception to celebrate our summer exhibit, A Year in the Life on Sub Edge Farm.
All are invited to stop in – refreshments will be served.
Summer Art Exhibit: A Year in the Life on Sub Edge Farm
Our July/August exhibit features photos depicting a year in the life on Sub Edge Farm, a family farm in Avon, CT:
A YEAR ON THE FARM
Our farm is a living place, providing hundreds of people in the Avon area with food and a connection to the land. The farm provides a home and livelihood for our family. We grow vegetables, small fruit, flowers and herbs, as well as cover crops using only organic methods. We keep a small selection of heritage breed poultry, pigs and other farm animals. Many people visit the farm each season through their involvement in our Community Supported Agriculture Project (CSA) and to our delightful farm-shop. We work closely with area restaurants, providing them the finest, freshest organic produce available. We will also connect with members of the community through farmers markets and regular on-farm tours, presentations and workshops. All the while preserving the farm’s historical character and rural landscape. This is our vision for a community farm, we look forward to seeing you on the farm!
–Rodger and Isabelle Phillips
This exhibit runs through July & August 2018.
(Photos by the Phillips Family & Winter Caplanson)
June Art Exhibit: Then and Now by Tatiana (Taty) Elwood
Our June exhibit, by Tatiana (Taty) Elwood, is entitled Then and Now. A native of Venezuela, Taty is a local artist specializing in art for interiors and exterior design, as well as custom art commissions. She is also the author and illustrator of a children’s book entitled The Perfect Gift.