The Hunt Library Artwall features up to nine exhibits annually including solo and group shows. It exists to showcase local professional and emerging artists living in the Northwest Connecticut community and further afield. A portion of all art sales benefit the library. For information, please inquire with the library staff.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” –Anatole France
In October and November, The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village (CT) will present the group exhibition Spirit Animals featuring 45 local artists from the tri-state area and an ark-full of feathered, furred, and finned beasts. An opening reception with refreshments will take place on Saturday October 26, 4-6PM. An art salon talk with Master Conservationist Ginny Apple will take place on Saturday, November 16 at 4PM. The exhibit will remain on display through Saturday, November 30. These events are free and open to the public. For more information call the Library at 860-824-7424 or visit huntlibrary.org. Hours: Tues & Thurs 10-5, Fri 3-7, Sat 10-1, Sun 11-2. David M. Hunt Library, 63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT, 06031.
In a request to artists, curators Lilly Woodworth and Garth Kobal proposed the following, “Extract yourself from the quotidian for a couple of minutes and imagine blinking open your eyes to see yourself in the form of an animal. What animal best describes your nature and/or spirit? Does the very nature of these times, this season, your life experience or, daresay, personal moment, elicit a response in you? Is there an animal spirit or form that leaps to mind or a slow realization of an alternative animal inside?”
The response from artists was strong and passionate, creating an exhibition of 45 artists, featuring a pack of wolves, a stampede of elephants, a murder of crows, bears, bunnies, goldfish, racoons, rhinos, deer, owls, seagulls, moths, a mouse, a panther, a wild boar, a dog named Turtle, and many more.
Artists featured in the exhibit include Jeanne Allen, Marsha Altemus, Lori Barker, Megan Berk, Pamela Berkelely, Louise Black, Allen Blagden, Janet Andre Block, John Brett, Jane Capellaro, Eileen Cooper, Erika Crofut, Patricia Decker, Lesley Ehlers, Louis Farkovitz, Zoe Fedorjazcenko, Sergei Fedorjaczenko, David Fertig, Emily Fuller, Richard Griggs, Lazlo Gyorsok, Shaari Horowitz, Michelle Iglesias, Joey Jablonski, Sallie Ketcham, Mark Liebergall, Tom Lotas, Danielle Mailer, Sarah Martinez, Kimburly McDowell, Roger McKee, Terri Moore, Patty Mullins, Ken Musselman, Catherine Noren, Randy Orzano, Robert Andrew Parker, Susan Rand, Bernie Re, Diane Shapira, Joel Shapira, Jude Streng, Carol Timolat, Justine Valla, and Lilly Woodworth.
Most of the artworks in Spirit Animals are priced under $500 and a portion of each sale benefits the David M. Hunt Library.
The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will present its ninth annual year-end flash art exhibition, 12X12, on Saturday, December 7 with a reception with refreshments from 4PM to 6PM. 12X12 features over 100 original artworks by over 75 artists, all in a 12” x 12” format, priced at $100 each. A portion of all art sales benefits the Library. Artworks may be taken upon purchase. Remaining art will be on display through January 4. For more information call 860-824-7424 or visit huntlibrary.org. David M. Hunt Library, 63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031. Hours: Tues & Thurs 10-5, Fri 3-7, Sat 10-1, Sun 11-2.
12X12 is presented as a uniform grid on the Hunt Artwall creating a salon-style exhibition with all manner of genre and media displayed side by side. The artists declared at press time are John Atchley, Katie Atkinson, Lori Barker, Megan Berk, Pamela Berkeley, Janet Andre Block, Don Bracken, Virginia Bradley, John Brett, Elizabeth Buttler, Mary Anne Carley, Kane Clawson, Erika Crofut, Robert Cronin, Karen Culbreth, John Dildine, Andy Doherty, Sergei Fedorjaczenko, Zoe Fedorjaczenko, Israel Fitch, Maskai Fujitani, Emily Rutgers Fuller, Michael Gellatly, Richard Griggs, L. Hayes, Susan Hennelley, John Hodgson, Shaari Horowitz, Michelle Iglesias, Joey Jablonski, Caitlin Jenkins, Amanda Kauftheil, Sallie Ketcham, Norma Kimmel, Christine Koneazney, Michael Lampro, Pieter Lefferts, Mark Liebergall, Jack Limpert, Jason Losh, Chris Malcomson, Steve Malley, Louise March, Sarah Martinez, Randy McKee, Roger McKee, Patricia Medvecky, Lonnie Miles, Hope Mongeau, Ken Musselman, Charles Noyes, Robert Andrew Parker, Mary Perotti, Sybil M. Perry, Bernie Re, Rena, Sandy Rhoades, Robin Roraback, Jacob Ross, Diane Schapira, Joel Schapira, Daniel Stalter, Sanford Stalter, Tilly Strauss, Jude Streng, Casey Swift, Carol Timolat, Darby M. Townsend, Vali Valenti, Justine Valla, Victor Valla, Max Wagenberg, Craig Wickwire, Kathy Wismar, Lilly Woodworth, and Judith Wyer.