Current and Upcoming Art Exhibits

Riverwalk Display Case Exhibit: "REWRITTEN! Typewriter Art by Nina Bentley"


Enjoy this exhibit by Westport conceptual artist Nina Bentley of vintage typewriters she transformed to comment on social issues. On display February 16-May 9. Opening reception for artists: Thursday, March 9 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

Image: Pearls of Wisdom



The Great Hall Exhibit: "CHARLES REID: Painting the Light"


The day after
Claire Ducky's Sea Duck

Noted Westport painter Charles Reid's watercolors and oils captures people, places and whatever surrounds him.The exhibit will run from March 17 to May 17, and an opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, March 24, from 6-7:30 pm in The Great Hall. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public (please use the Library's upper-level entrance).



Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit: Leona Frank: iDraw!


Compo in the Fall

While many people use special drawing apps to create art on their smart phones and tablets, Westport artist Leona Frank prefers sketching on her iPhone’s pre-installed Notes app, with delightful results.

Opening reception: Tuesday, March 28 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

On Tuesday, April 25, at 7 pm in the McManus Room, Leona will give a workshop on sketching in Notes on an iPhone.













Riverwalk Display Case Exhibit: "CATCH OF THE DAY!" Refuse Sculpture by Daniel Lanzilotta

See this exhibit of plastic-refuse sculpture by Westport artist, chef and environmentalist Daniel Lanzilotta. On display May 11-JUly 21. Opening reception for artist: Wednesday, May 31 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

CT Fashion Magazine Article: "The Ebb and Flow of Daniel Lanzilotta"

YouTube talk









Signs of Compassion: Celebrating a Poem, as Photographed by Miggs Burroughs

Westport photographer/graphic artist and the Library's Artist-in-Residence Miggs Burroughs shares a photographic exploration of a short poem by Emily Dickinson through the visual poetry of American Sign Language.
Artist reception: Friday, May 26 from 6-7:30 pm in the Great Hall

Wednesday, June 14 at 6 pm: Artist-to-Artist Talk
Miggs Burroughs discusses his work with Westport artist Katherine Ross. 

Migg's presentation at the CT State Capitol for Arts Day, speaking about the background and preparation of this exhibit

July 2016 Westport News article on Miggs

Dan Woog 06880 article on Miggs as Artist-in-Residence


Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit: Teens Behind the Lens

Enjoy the results of the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest.

Display runs June 7-29. There will be an artist reception and awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 7 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

Image: Best in Show 2016—Whimsical Endeavors by Gabrielle Petrone