Art Exhibits

Art empowers learning

On Exhibit in the Gallery…

New England Simplified
Paintings by Phil Kelsey
May 11, 2017 to July 12, 2017
Art Reception:  Saturday,  May 20 from 5 to 6pm.


Artist’s Statement:  The goal of my work is to capture in paint the essence of a scene that I have in my mind’s eye. When I encounter a motif that appeals to me, I make a number of sketches and photographs. The objective is to record a full and accurate representation of what I see. I take all this information back to the studio where I create a composite image that eliminates the superfluous and reduces the image down to its essential form and color. I evoke a dream-like state in my paintings via a stylized graphic interpretation and luminosity. I believe that dreams and memory overlap. A dream-like rendering of a place is the most powerful way I can express it. It includes multiple moments in time that elicits the psychological mood that a particular environment inspires.

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