The Library is fortunate to have partnerships with the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, which provides our Gallery, and the Summit Public Art Committee, which provides the Art on the Lawn. Please click below for more information on the latest exhibitions.
The current exhibition in the Gallery is Karen Brown: Still Images, February 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017.
Karen Brown has been an enthusiastic pastel artist at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit for many years. Having grown up in the area, she was first introduced to the Art Center when she took art classes there as a child.
This exhibition displays selected artwork that captures still moments of time. The artist is fascinated by the way light affects the subjects of her paintings, whether still life or landscape.
While Brown's career includes years of art directing package design in the toy and food industries, her love of fine arts has always remained in the background. Over the years she has maintained her interest in photography, drawing and painting by studying at Pratt Institute, the School of Visual Arts, and the International Center of Photography in New York. Her pursuit of art led her to Anne Kullaf’s pastel classes at the Art Center. The enjoyment of being able to draw and paint with the same medium is what attracted Karen to the use of pastels. When she is not painting, Karen takes great joy in teaching art to children at Artworks Studio in Randolph, NJ.
The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours. The Gallery is a public-private partnership of the Summit Free Public Library and Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Funding for the gallery was provided by a grant from the Summit Area Foundation. For more information on the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, please visit www.artcenternj.org.
Karen Brown, India Brook, Mendham, Pastel on paper, 12 x 9 in.