Art Exhibits

The Lucy Robbins Welles art exhibit program allows local artists the opportunity to share their art with the public in the Community Room of the library.  The Exhibit Coordinator, in consultation with the Library Director, is authorized to select exhibits.  Exhibits may be viewed during normal business hours, when the Community Room is not in use.

Exhibit Policy (PDF)


Art Exhibit for October – Newington Art League - Multi-Media

Throughout the month of October, the Newington Art League members will be exhibit their multi-media artwork in the Community Room of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library. In addition, the group will host a public reception on Saturday, October 5, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend and refreshments will be served.

The league members paint many different subjects in many styles and media. Says President Pat Tanger, "There is art in this show for everyone to enjoy." The Art League endeavors to enrich the lives of the Newington community and to encourage all to discover their creativity through art.

The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours when the Community Room is not being used for a program: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Viewers are encouraged to call prior to coming to view the exhibit, to ensure that the room is available for viewing. Admission is free and open to the public. Lucy Robbins Welles Library, 95 Cedar Street, Newington, CT. 860.665.8700

October art show

Art Exhibit for November - Karen Israel - Multi-Media

Throughout the month of November, award-winning pastel artist Karen Israel will be exhibiting her multi-media artworks at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington. Dynamic composition and a unique viewpoint are the hallmarks of her pastel paintings. She is influenced by the light and mood of the subject and lets those elements dictate her approach. These subjects are rendered with a strong appreciation for the rigors of formal design coupled with a fearless array of color choices.

Recently, Karen's work was featured in a two page article in a French art magazine, Practique Des Artes Vol. 47, July 2018; and Pastel Journal, April 2018. In addition, Karen has been invited to participate in the 4th International Pastel Exhibition honoring female pastelists called "Pastels of the World in Bourbonnais" in Montlucon, France, where here work will also be on display in May 2020.

Over the years, Karen's work has won many awards, most recently the Gold Medal of Honor with the Audubon Artists Association and Best in Show with the Pastel Society of the West Coast. She has achieved the titles of Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and The International Association of Pastel Societies, and is a Signature Member and past President of the CT Pastel Society.

Karen enjoys teaching pastel almost as much as she enjoys painting and has had the honor of jurying local and national exhibits. She has conducted many teaching demonstrations for art organizations throughout the Northeast US, including Newington.

The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours when the Community Room is not being used for a program: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Viewers are encouraged to call prior to coming to view the exhibit, to ensure that the room is available for viewing. Admission is free and open to the public. Lucy Robbins Welles Library, 95 Cedar Street, Newington, CT. 860.665.8700

Coming-Attraction
First Positions
Clearing the Cylinders
Living-Large-3
Lightning Round

Art Exhibit for December - Christine Chaise Greenwood - Multi-Media


Art Exhibit for January - Catherine Eliot - Multi-Media