Since 2011, the Hunt Library ArtWall has showcased local professional and emerging artists living in the Northwest Connecticut community and throughout the Tri-state area, from Boston to New York City.

The ArtWall provides important income for both the Hunt Library and the exhibiting artists.
A purchase of art is a gift to both.

ArtWall To Go…If you can’t come to us, we will come to you!

Due to these extraordinary times, the ArtWall will not hold formal exhibition receptions until further notice.  We will, however, continue to exhibit new art that can be seen during library operating hours and on this page.  You can reserve art for purchase with ArtWall To Go and pick it up at the library at your convenience.  When the time is right, we will happily resume receptions and reestablish the ArtWall’s place in the social community.

SEPT 25 through NOV 14, 2020
GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!
ROBERT CRONIN,
ROBERT ANDREW PARKER,
SAM POSEY

Beginning Friday, September 25, the ArtWall will host the exhibition GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! Painting and Sculpture by Robert Cronin, Robert Andrew Parker, and Sam Posey.

GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! is a feast of female images of grace, grit, and humor. The artists here are three GUYS! GUYS! GUYS!: Robert Cronin, Robert Andrew Parker, and Sam Posey — all “old masters” and all  internationally recognized in the art world. Each has lived and worked among us for decades. Although all three have embraced a vast range of media and subject matter, many of their “Girls” are people known or admired, while others live in their imaginations. Please do not miss this opportunity to have serious fun and be able to acquire gems from these magnificent artists.

As only a few people can be admitted at a time, we encourage you to schedule a viewing time at signupgenius.com if you are planning to visit on Fri Sept 25.  All visitors to the library are required to wear masks and will register at the door and have their temperature checked.    For more information, or to make an appointment, call the library at 860-824-7424.  The full exhibition can be seen on this page beginning September 25.  The exhibition will remain on display during library hours through November 14, 2020.

COMING IN DECEMBER
TWELVE BY TWELVE

Marsha Altemus
BEEBE HILL
pastel, 2020

Each December for the last nine years, the Hunt ArtWall has mounted a staggering exhibition of local artists’ works all measuring 12″ x 12″ and all priced at $100 each.  Sometimes this included up to 75 artists and over 100 works of art.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, an exhibition of this size and social scope is not possible.  In its place we will present TWELVE BY TWELVE, an exhibition of the work of twelve Falls Village artists and featuring the sculptures of ArtWall colleague Lillian Lovitt, who passed away earlier this year.   Artwork dimensions and prices in this exhibition will be determined by each artist

We will announce when this exhibition is on display at the library and here, virtually, on this page.  We hope everything goes well in the coming year so that we may restore 12X12 to its full dimensions.

ArtWall to Go!—Artists’ Work for Sale

When available, artworks from current exhibitions will be listed for sale below.  You can reserve an artwork by clicking on its title, linking you to our ArtWall email to let us know your interest. Art may be paid for, preferably by check, and picked up at the Hunt Library when an exhibition has ended its run.  Purchases are made directly between the buyer and the artist, unless otherwise instructed in our email reply.  Once the artist receives payment, they will give a donation to the Library. A portion of all art sales benefit the Library.

GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!

Robert Cronin
Robert Andrew Parker
Sam Posey

September 25 through November 14, 2020

ROBERT CRONIN
In his studio, Falls Village CT

Robert Cronin received his degrees at RISD and Cornell University and has taught at Bennington College and Brown University. His work is in the permanent collections of many major museums including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the National Academy Museum (New York), the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston).  Mr. Cronin lives in Falls Village, CT. His webpage is at robertcroninart.com.

Robert Cronin
ORANGE DRESS GIRL 2017
oil, 16×18, $1000

Robert Cronin
YELLOW FLOWERS AND BLACK 2019
oil, 14×18, $900

Robert Cronin
DREAM GIRL 2018
oil, 16×14, $800

Robert Cronin
NECKLACE AND PINK DRESS 2017
oil, 16×14, $800

Robert Cronin
GEOMETRIC SKIRT GIRL 2017
oil, 22×26, $1500

Robert Cronin
GREEN SKIRT GIRL 2017
oil, 22×26, $1500

Robert Cronin
GIRL FORWARD, ON GROUND 2019
oil, 12×16, $800

Robert Cronin
WOMAN, YELLOW DRESS 2017
oil, 14×16, $800

Robert Cronin
NUDE, ESCAPING 2019
oil, 10×12, $600

Robert Cronin
GYMNASTS 2017
oil, 14×11, $700

Robert Cronin
STRIPED SKIRT GIRL 2017
oil, 26×22, $1500

Robert Cronin
RUNNING READER 1989-94
tinplate sculpture, 18.5x13x5, $800

Robert Cronin
LAS VEGAS 1989-94
tinplate sculpture, 25h, $1200

Robert Cronin
JUNGLE GIRL 1996
tinplate sculpture, 24x19x9, $3000

Robert Cronin
SNAKE LADY 1989-94
tinplate sulpture, 23.5x13x3, $800

ROBERT ANDREW PARKER
In his studio, West Cornwall CT

Robert Andrew Parker’s artworks have appeared in the pages of Time Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Esquire just to name a few.  His drawings and paintings have accompanied the writings of Franz Kafka, Vladimir Nabokov, W. H. Auden, and Marianne Moore.  His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Morgan Library and Museum, and private collections throughout the world.  Parker is also a working musician, a drummer, performing with his band mates locally at the Interlaken Inn.  The artist’s webpage is at robertandrewparker.wixsite.com.

Robert Andrew Parker
SUMMER 1935
etching, 7×9, $200

Robert Andrew Parker
BATHING BEAUTIES
etching, 10×12, $250

Robert Andrew Parker
UNTITLED ap
etching, 11×14, $250

Robert Andrew Parker
LIPS
watercolor, 9×7, $200

Robert Andrew Parker
HRH PRINCESS
watercolor, 10×7, $200

Robert Andrew Parker
CORRINE LUCHAIRE IV
watercolor, 10×7, $250

Robert Andrew Parker
WOMAN IN RED SCARF
watercolor, 24×18, $500

Robert Andrew Parker
25 IV 2012
oil, 12×9, $300

Robert Andrew Parker
CONTESSA 2015
oil, 12×10, $300

Robert Andrew Parker
LAURA
watercolor, 12×10, $200

Robert Andrew Parker
LOUDMOUTH ap
etching, 9×8, $200

Robert Andrew Parker
MISS ANGELA CLEVELAND
watercolor, 18×11, $300

Robert Andrew Parker
AUNG SAN SUU KYI
watercolor, 22×15, $600

Robert Andrew Parker
REGINA BAR
wood sculpture, 24×15, $250

Robert Andrew Parker
DENTO
wood sculpture, 24×15, $250

Robert Andrew Parker
DUBONNET
wood sculpture, 24×15, $250

SAM POSEY
In his studio, Sharon CT

Sam Posey received his BFA at RISD and has works in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery (London), the Walker Art Museum (Minneapolis), the Phillips Gallery (Andover, Ma.).  A designer of cars, furniture, houses, a school, and a firehouse, he is universally known as a racing driver including drives in the Indy 500 (5th), U.S. Grand Prix, and Le Mans (3rd).  He was a TV commentator with ABC Sports, Speedvision and, most recently, NBC Sports.  He won an Emmy for best writing in 1990.  In addition, he is the author of The Mudge Pond Express (G.P. Putnam, 1975), Playing With Trains (Random House, 2004), Where the Writer Meets the Road (2015), and articles for The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Sports Illustrated, Road and Track. The artist’s webpage is at https://www.obergallery.com/sam-posey.

Sam Posey
VERA
acrylic, 24×18, NFS

Sam Posey
UNTITLED (3)
oil, 24×20, $1500

Sam Posey
VERA AND BELLA (1)
oil, 24×36, $2000

Sam Posey
WOMAN ON SLAB
oil, 20×30, $2000

Sam Posey
MODEL ON RED
oil, 24×30, $2000

Sam Posey
UNTITLED (1)
acrylic, 48×36, $2500

Sam Posey
UNTITLED (2)
acrylic, 20×16, $1500