Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery

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


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.

Art in Our Society The Importance and Impact of Art Education
Tuesday, February 28, 7:00pm

Learn compelling information about the vital role art plays in our society. Art is a universal language that records history, tells our stories, communicates societal changes and inspires our emotions. Andrew Chi, MD, will talk about what research reveals about the neuroscience behind how the creation, study and appreciation of art affects the human mind. This research underscores why art education is important for the successful development and achievement of all individuals. Curator Liz Tardif will co-host.

Presenters: Andrew Chi, MD studied and trained in pediatric neurology (Harvard), child and adolescent psychiatry (Harvard and Tufts), adult psychiatry (Tufts), and geriatric psychiatry (Dartmouth). He also completed fellowship programs in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Co-hosted by Liz Tardif, a curator for the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at the Fairfield Public Library for over five years. She is an art advisor and the founder of CherryStreetArt. com.

Click here to register, or call 203-256-3160. Space is limited.

February 25 – April 9

Please join us Saturday, March 4, from 4:30-6:30pm, for the opening reception of our current exhibition, ART SPEAKS.
Artist Talks to follow at 5:15.

gallery_January 2017

The Kershner gallery is thrilled to announce our newest exhibition, featuring works by Gayle Gleckler, Tony Woolner, and David Sheskin. Gayle Gleckler and Tony Woolner travel the world with a purpose, to capture diverse peoples in their natural environments, in painting and in mono prints. David Sheskin of Bethel has been working since 2012 on artworks which integrate visual elements and text using the format of a Scrabble board or crossword puzzle. All three artists explore what it is to be human and to explore the pleasures and worries of the human condition.

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.