Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery

Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday 9-9, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1-5


Coming soon to the Kershner Gallery: The Power of Color- Community Art Show, January 7 – February 19, 2017

The Bruce S. Kershner gallery is planning a Community Art Show with the theme The Power of Color.  We are asking artists to submit one piece of art exploring the use of color to express their ideas.  Interested artists should mail the entry form with the fee of $25 by December 19th and deliver their work to the library on Friday, January 6th between the hours of 9:30 – 11am. Opening reception will take place on January 14th from 4:30 – 6:30pm.

Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis due to space limitations. Ribbon awards will be presented by the curatorial committee for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Honorable Mention. Download an entry form here, or email


Volunteer artists are needed to serve on the Curatorial Committee for the Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Library. The position involves attending monthly meetings to review the portfolios of those that apply to exhibit in the gallery; visiting the studios of those that are accepted; curating the six or seven shows each year; and designing and distributing the postcards for the shows. Committee members are area artists who themselves have exhibited their work. Call Alice at 203-259-8026.

The Triumph of Intellect: November 19 to December 31


The public is invited to a reception for “The Triumph of Intellect”, the solo show of 3D paintings of Louis Markoya at the Kershner Gallery on December 3 at The artist will talk at 5:30. The show runs from November 19 to December 31.

Bethel artist, Louis Markoya, grew up in Fairfield. He taught himself to paint like Salvatore Dali, became Dali’s protégé, and spent the next 5 years working with him on many projects. This included setting up the Salvatore Dali Museum in Spain.

In 1973, Louis had his first show at the Fairfield Library, To earn a living, he spent 40 years in the field of microlithography and was awarded more than 30 patents. When he resumed creating art, he did computer art with 3D fractals. His new work, he says, “combines surrealism and science in paintings and sculptures.“ He showed it at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA.

He says the work in this show represents “the mind, thought, and the mysteries that surround it. Much of my art has evolved well beyond the surrealism and subjects of my former master to represent the act of thought and thinking by presenting the viewer with geometry and architecture created by the neural networks and electrical activity that form our thoughts, dreams and emotions.

My art is a bridge between classical and cutting edge contemporary art.   I execute much of my work utilizing oil painting techniques taught by Dali to produce works based on three dimensional fractal geometry juxtaposed with elements of our real and discernable world to create something new and unusual… It is my most sincere hope that I can contribute to the growth of curiosity and mind expansion through my art.”  More of artwork by Markoya can be found on his website,

Click here for information about showing your work in our gallery(.pdf). Information pamphlets are also available at the circulation and reference desks at the library.