Art At The Library

Westport has a rich heritage as an artists' community, which continues today with a vibrant, local arts scene. Our goal is to honor this legacy by making the arts accessible to everyone.

Our three galleries of rotating exhibits provide visitors with the opportunity to experience original work by local artists. The Library's permanent art collection and ongoing arts programming further demonstrate our deep commitment to the local and regional arts community.

Featured exhibits change on a regular basis. If you would like to suggest an idea for an exhibit, please review the Exhibit Inquiry Guidelines.

Current Exhibits in Residence

Currently on display from January 11 & 12 to March 12, 2024:

How Beautiful, the Universe: Astrophotography by Members of The Westport Astronomical Society

Zen Meditations: Sculptures by Lucy Krupenye

Awakenings: Photographs by Terry Tannen

The Pinwheel Galaxy

How Beautiful, the Universe: Astrophotography by Members of The Westport Astronomical Society

Sheffer Gallery: January 11 through March 12

Reception: January 17, 6-8 pm (reception: 6-7 pm; talk: 7-8 pm)

Discover the wonders that lie just beyond your backyard in How Beautiful, the Universe — an extraordinary art exhibition featuring more than 25 captivating works by members of the Westport Astronomical Society. Embark on a cosmic journey from the comfort of Westport and witness the breathtaking beauty of our universe through the lens of dedicated astrophotographers.

Zen Meditations: Sculptures by Lucy Krupenye

South Gallery: January 12 through March 12

Reception: January 31, 6-8 pm (reception: 6-7 pm; talk: 7-8 pm)

Award-winning sculptor Lucy M. Krupenye creates hanging assemblages out of found objects such as stone, wood, metal, and bone. Her sculptures are organic and Zen in feeling. Although some are whimsical, most often Lucy searches for harmony among the diverse elements she uses to construct her pieces.

Awakenings: Photographs by Terry Tannen

Jesup Gallery: January 12 through March 12

Reception: February 12, 6-8 pm (reception: 6-7 pm; talk: 7-8 pm)

“This collection of sunrise photos is from a series taken over Mill Pond Beach in Westport,” Terry said. “It is a tribute to the last year of my beloved husband Charles Tannen's life. Chuck was an avid lover of nature, photography, and adventure. As his fight with Parkinson's progressed, our goal became finding the beauty in what was in our present moment, in gratitude. Thus, Awakenings.”

Upcoming Exhibits in Residence

Coming in March, 2024

Finely Tuned: Paintings by Marlene Siff

Scheherazade: Storyteller
Mixed media works by Camille Eskell

Art Of The Album: And All That Jazz
From The Collection Of Mark & Ellen Naftalin

VersoFest 2024: Thinking Inside The Box
Installation By 21 Local Artists

Resources

Art Events at the Library

crossmenuchevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram