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On Exhibit : Jamie Gagarin Art Gallery


On Exhibit: Mary Jane LaBoudy


"Fur and Feathers" - Watercolor Paintings

May 23 - June 30
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 2 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Bethlehem resident Mary Jane LaBoudy shows her love of the outdoors through her wildlife watercolor paintings. Her detailed work is captured in her photorealistic style. The watercolor paintings are exquisite with minute brushstrokes showing the fur and feathers of the wildlife she admires.

Mary Jane earned a Fine Arts degree from Naugatuck Valley Community College and has developed her talent in the 20 plus years of sculpting soapstone and alabaster, and painting using acrylics, water-soluble oils and watercolors. She has studied with artists Paul Hopkinson, Anna Mason, and Ilene Reiner and has exhibited at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury Hospital, and many fairs where she has won numerous awards. 



On Exhibit: Joan Morosani


"Meditation Series" - Mixed Media

July 5 - August 26
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 7 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

"Prior to 2020, my paintings were entirely figurative. The pandemic and subsequent lockdown provided me with time to explore uncharted territory. Its occurrence gave me an urge to make order out of chaos. It led me down a new path.

As a textile/wallpaper designer and later a decorative painter, I was rigorously schooled in how to do a layout, mix color and learn faux finishes and gilding. It has been truly exciting to re-deploy these skills.

In painting the Meditation series, I have discovered the soothing rhythm of working with repetition and motion. The very delicacy of applying fragile, ethereal 23 K gold leaf brings one into the moment.

The reflections of the gold and aluminum alter the viewer’s perception of the surface from every angle. Working with metals, with color and with repetition has brought me to a timeless place."

For more information about Joan, visit her website at





Please note: We will be limiting the number of people who can assemble simultaneously in the Gallery to a total of 50 people. Patrons may be asked to remain in the main library area if there are more than 50 people in attendance at the same time in the Gallery.


The Jamie Gagarin Art Gallery and Exhibits at OWL

The Oliver Wolcott Library features art exhibits that rotate every two months. The exhibits are displayed in the Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery.

All exhibits include an opening reception on the first Thursday of every other month between 5 and 7 p.m. Patrons can meet the artist, have a first look at the artwork and enjoy refreshments. All exhibits and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

Since the art gallery shares its space with the community and library events, it is recommended that you confirm that the art gallery is open before visiting. Please call us at 860-567-8030.


How to Submit Art for Consideration for an Exhibit

All artwork exhibited is selected through a competitive, juried process by the Cultural Committee appointed by the President of the OWL Board of Trustees. The Cultural Committee uses guidelines in its selection including technique, price range, size of proposed work, type of medium, type and style of framing, and artist credentials.

For more detailed information on the submission process, click here.

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