When library doors are open, we display art exhibits in the Olga Knoepke Memorial Room on the first floor of the Library building, the hallway on the first floor, and the Gathering Room on the second floor. The exhibits are open during regular library hours. You can also keep an eye on this space for virtual gallery shows!

Quilted wall hanging depicting a Jack-in-the-Pulpit

FANE Fiber Art & Quilt Exhibit

Meeting Room, through October 31, 2021

Circle Exhibit: This exhibit began with a challenge to use a five-inch Plexiglas circle, incorporating the circle into a work of fiber art.  The Plexiglas circle could be used as a template, a stamp or simply as inspiration to create a work of art.

Alphabetica: There are twenty-six letters of the alphabet and each has been made into a charming art quilt.  The range is, of course, A is for Antelope to Z is for Zipper.  The CH Booth Library is the perfect place to see the Fiber Art North East exhibit, Alphabetica.

Four by Twelve Fiber Art Exhibit: These wonderful works of fiber art are created with a wide variety of techniques and mounted onto 4” by 12” panelboards.


Side-by-Side quilt depicting two abstract faces

Side By Side: An Exhibit of Fiber Art

Gathering Room, through October 29, 2021

Side by Side is an exhibit by FiberWorks, a group of artists based in Western Connecticut who create a range of work combining fiber and other materials. Each artist uses various techniques to incorporate stitching, painting, quilting, weaving and collaging.

In this year’s show each artist created two individual pieces arranged to produce a single finished piece. We know there is power in numbers, even if it is only two. Separately two pieces may have a small presence, but united, they make a stronger statement.  Together they are visually more powerful because the differences pique our curiosity to look more closely.

painting of seascape with billowing clouds in autumn colors

Autumn Feeling

1st Floor Entrance Hallway, through November 30, 2021

Exhibition of 10 paintings, oil on canvas, by the artist Anne Marie Foran.  The artist graduated from Marymount Manhattan College, NYC with a BFA and has continued her studies as a member of the Washington Art Association and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, CT.

This virtual show features the photography of Darcey O’Donoghue.