Art Exhibits

Art empowers learning

On Exhibit in the Gallery…

Directors’ Direction
Works by Sean Hagan and Tony Pilla

November 8, 2018 ~ January 9, 2019

SEAN HAGAN has been painting and illustrating professionally for over 15 years. Jazz musicians and wine are central themes in his work. Currently he is exploring abstract art combined with jazz elements, as seen in ‘Club de Jazz, 2011’. Also new this year are some pieces that are purely digital, such as ‘The Jazz Trio’, which was created with Photoshop and Flash. He works out of his home studio on the North Shore.

TONY PILLA is an exhibiting artist and printmaker whose medium is woodcut. Over the years his award-winning work has been selected for group exhibitions at area institutions such as the Art Complex Museum, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Evos Gallery in Lowell, and Concord Art Association. In addition to receiving First Place in several art competitions in the area, his awards include the George Lockwood Prize for Excellence in Printmaking from the Pembroke Art Festival and the 1990/1991 Esther Conant Prize for Best Show at the Helen Bumpus Gallery.

The public is invited to:
Artist Reception
Saturday, November 17 from 5-6 pm
Location: Library Lobby and Upstairs Gallery

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 Nature Around Us

Currently on exhibit are photographs by Pete Burke. Pete has always had a great appreciation for all of nature and its many wonders. However, It  wasn’t until he started doing some photography that he really began to appreciate the beauty of the animal world around us. His photographs have been featured in the 2018 & 2017 Town Planner Calendar, the front page of the June 2016 Bedford Minuteman Newspaper and OARS 2014 Calendar, just to name a few.


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.