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.

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ROBERT ANDREW PARKER
95TH BIRTHDAY EXHIBITION
May 14-July, 2022
RECEPTION SAT MAY 14, 3-5PM

The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village, CT is pleased to host a special exhibition of the art of Robert Andrew Parker in honor of his 95th Birthday.  Beginning with a birthday reception on Saturday May 14 from 3PM to 5PM, the retrospective of paintings, drawings, and etchings will be on display during the library’s operating hours through July 2.

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 in private collections throughout the world.

Artworks may be reserved for purchase by clicking on any of the titles below.  An email box will pop up for you to make your request.

AVRO 555 BISON
watercolor on paper, 22 x 30, $1200

AVOCET
lithograph & watercolor on paper, 18 x 15, $300 – SOLD

BATTLESHIP
oil on board, 9 x 16, $250 – SOLD

DE HAVILLAND
oil, 14 x 11.5, $500

DOG IN BAILEY CASTLE COUNTY MAYO
watercolor on paper, 27 x 22, $750

EDINBURGH 450PM
oil on board, 11 x 13, $500 – SOLD

FISHING
watercolor on paper, 22 x 30, $1500

GRAY WRINKLED BABIES REVISITED 1996
lithograph & watercolor on paper, 22 x 30, $750 – SOLD

HMS HUMBER
watercolor on paper, 27 x 37, $1500

HOLLYWOOD BEACH II
monoprint, 23 x 34, $1200

JUDY
watercolor, 30 x 21, NFS

LONDON SUNSET
oil on board, 48 x 36, $2000

MONKEY
lithograph & watercolor, 18 x 15, $300

SCORPION FLY
lithograph & watercolor, 18 x 15, $300

SHIPS & FLY
watercolor on paper, 25 X 19, $500

SOPWITH
watercolor on paper, 29.5 X 22, $1000 – SOLD

ART IN THE STACKS

JOHN FREDERICK WALKER

Falls Village artist, John Frederick Walker began incorporating book forms into his art in the mid-1990s. These works derive from actual books, or book fragments, radically altered, and range from table-top sculptures to large wall reliefs. All feature open book spreads from which pages have been torn or cut, and turning what remains into graphic meditations on hidden, missing or destroyed information, memory and loss.

Walker’s art has been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and is represented in a number of private and public collections, including Yale University Art Gallery, Brooklyn Museum Library, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.  He is also the author of A Certain Curve of Horn, an account of his search for an endangered species of antelope in war-torn Angola, and a history of the ivory trade, Ivory’s Ghosts.

“Walker has altered old books and journals to tell new stories, recall old ones and give entirely different meanings to the originals. Because Walker has long been obsessed with multipanel work—diptych, triptych—the book gutter divides two panels on which to tell his new narratives or hint at hidden meanings… these pieces are worth a visit.”

—Leon Graham, The Lakeville Journal

Fading Folio II
mixed media/altered book, 2011-2019, 17.25 x 30.5 x 1.5, $1250

(Un)furled Text
mixed media/altered book, 2018, 9.25 x 21.75 x 0.75, $750

Traveler’s Tale No. 1 (Alps)
mixed media/altered book, 1997-2006, 16 x 11.5 x 1, $350

Tongue Text
mixed media/altered book, 2006, 7 x 11 x 0.5, $350

Tongue Text
mixed media/altered book, 2010, 12 x 17.75 x 1.5, $500

Blackened Book
mixed media/altered book, 2020, 10 x 8 x 0.75, $350

Torn Text
mixed media/altered book, 2021, 10 x 11.5 x 1.25, $350

Sundered Text (study)
mixed media/altered book, 2011-2013, 8.75 x 23 x 0.75, $750