February Art Exhibit: AFPL Strategic Plan Visual Record & Book Cover Art

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.






Summer Art Exhibit: A Year in the Life on Sub Edge Farm

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:


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

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.