Art Exhibits

Art empowers learning


Jean B. Carter is an artist holding a BFA Degree in Art History and Studio Art with an emphasis on print-making. Her work is geometric, hard-edged using mostly neutral colors with subtle movement of shapes, spaces between and repeated shapes.

Doron Putka has been painting in and around Boston, for more than 20 years. Her work is figurative: portraits, landscapes and still life. her media is oil painting and paper collage.

Kathie Rocha, a primarily self-taught artist, has been painting for over 45 years. Kathie’s early works focused on tole folk art painting working predominantly in oils. More recently she has spent time working in collage allowing for both artistic freedom and attention to detail.

Stephanie Stigliano has experience leading online art groups in book arts, drawing, and printmaking for students of all ages. “After experimenting with many materials and ways of working, I found the most success with making artist’s books and prints. I have discovered I like everything about the process of making books: the materials, which can include anything from plaster to bottle caps; the scale (hand-held and intimate); the use of narrative in the turning of pages and the illustrations; the sense that one object can connect people.”


This exhibit would not be possible without assistance from the Arts Steering Committee with additional support from the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library.

The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular library hours.


Community Art Wall Exhibit

ON THE COMMUNITY ART WALL

“HUSHKAPARIK” 
Paintings by SANDRA SATENIG AGHABABIAN [1941-2021]

Sandra loved art from a very early age and came from an artistic family. She graduated with a BA from the School of Fine & Applied Arts at Boston University and a MA in Education from Boston College.  Although she did not pursue art as a career, she kept a home studio and always had a painting in the works.

She primarily worked in watercolor but she also worked in acrylic, oil, pencil, and gold leaf.

Her main influence was Armenian art, especially medieval manuscripts. Many of her paintings include a mythological creature that combines the body of a bird and the head of a human, known as a hushkaparik. Sandra considered these creatures a representation of the soul.


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 May 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.