Art Exhibits

Art empowers learning

On Exhibit in the Gallery…

Works by Colleen Pearce

September 13 – November 7, 2018

Artist’s Statement ~
My art offers a felt experience of nature. My research always begins in the natural world, whether it is observing a leaf dancing its way to the soft forest floor, seeking the cool beneath massive pines, or just getting lost in the mesmerizing meditation of water.

Utilizing the ancient tools of burnt charcoal, graphite, oil paint and paper, I create gestural responses to my encounters with ecology. This work creates a deeply personal stance, in order to elicit a visceral response from the viewer.

Society works best when we can make connections and see the humanity in each other. Currently there is a push to see each other as enemies, rather than the collaborators we are in desperate need of. My small act of hope is situated creating paintings that embed the viewer in the reverence of the natural world. With these reminders of the sublime home that we all inhabit, I yearn to inspire the courage to see ourselves in solidarity with each other and with this beautiful planet.

“Change is rarely straightforward… Sometimes it’s as complex as chaos theory and as slow as evolution. Even things that seem to happen suddenly arise from deep roots in the past or from long-dormant seeds.”  –  Rebecca Solnit


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.