Art Exhibits

Art empowers learning

Paintings by Daphne Confar

March 14th – May 8th, 2024                    

Daphne Confar is a painter, she finds the process of painting exciting. “I build my paintings up from a tonal underpainting, and then put layers of color on top of that underpainting, sometimes sanding down between layers. I like to work on panels, and enjoy things that look older, like they have a story”.

Her relationship with her family and  especially her relationship with her grandmothers, who would spend time with her and tell stories of their lives, fed her imagination and  gave her a love of people and a love of people’s stories that informs her work to this day. This can lend a feeling of nostalgia to her work.

She also enjoys painting simple portraits of birds and chickens and dogs and cats. Daphne has a dog, two cats, and backyard chickens.

Daphne has her MFA in Painting from Boston University. She has shown her work in museums and Galleries from coast to coast and in Europe. Her work is in many corporate and private collections, and has been recently acquired by the Provincetown Museum of Art for their permanent collection.

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

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.