Art Exhibits

Art empowers learning

On Exhibit in the Gallery…

Inuit Influences
Artwork by Lynne Klemmer
July 13, 2017 to September 13, 2017

Artist’s Statement:  Inuit (aka Eskimo) art has a spiritual, organic and intrinsically animalistic manner that has resonated with me since making art in college. I love how it captures a childlike quality, the simplicity of form and its essence of the spirit of all things, called inua. Their belief in the liminality between humans and animals has kindled a powerful abundance of imagery in the forms of animals, shamans and the act of transformation.

The series Inuit Influences has been on-going for over 8 years. I reinterpret Inuit art images into contemporary, highly color saturated, textual paintings using a wide variety of mediums on paper. Off shoot sub-series in the past include a mother/baby theme called Amautik using a child-carry parka hood. In the last two years I have added influences from some favorite artists such as Alexander Calder, Edward
Munch and Adolph Gottlieb. I am working towards layering, blending and merging diverse imagery and concepts with a goal of maintaining a certain joie de vivre all the while pursuing a quest for increased abstraction.

This exhibit would not be possible without assistance from the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library.
The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular library hours.


Community Art Wall

The Library offers exhibit space for emerging artists on the wall across from the Children’s Room.   We encourage students to apply. Each exhibit generally is up for two months, though there is some flexibility in dates.  If you are interested in showing your work, please contact Library Director Richard Callaghan [email protected] 781-275-9440.

All work submitted must be original and not previously shown at the Bedford Free Public Library.


Arts Steering Committee

Jean Hammond
Astrid Reischwitz
Carol Rissman

Exhibit Hours :

Monday-Thursday 9-9
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-5
Sundays 1-5
(closed Sundays from Mother’s Day through Labor Day)
Special thanks…

The exhibits and the receptions are sponsored by the Arts Steering Committee, the Friends of the Library and the Bedford Free Public Library.

Read our Gallery Exhibit Guidelines Here

2017-18 Biennial Community Art Show  – Call for Entries