Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery

Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday 9-9, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, (Sunday closed until fall)


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

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.


Earth & Beyond: August 13 to September 25


The public is invited to a reception in the Kershner Gallery for “Earth & Beyond”, a show of the art of Fran Gallogly and Eric Chiang on August 20 at 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The artists will talk about their work at 5:00 pm. The show runs from August 13 to September 25.

Fran Gallogly is a digital photographer with a focus on landscape, flower, wildlife, portrait (especially children) and nature. She has been involved with photography since 1970, going from black and white film then to digital color photography.

Now retired, she travels the world with her camera and a month in Namibia resulted in a coffee table book, and time in India produced a second book. Her photos have been exhibited in New York, in Florida, and in Connecticut and have won her many awards. They have also been on a magazine cover and one was bought by Trader Joe’s to use as a greeting card. Fran also photographs in New England, New York City, and in Florida.

Eric Chiang grew up in Taiwan, now lives in Westport. He is a self-taught painter. As a youth, on his own he studied the history and techniques of composing classical music and of creating visual art. In 2007, he quit his job as a technology executive on Wall Street so he could create art full time. His artwork has been exhibited in Taiwan, New York, and many area venues. He is a member of Taiwanese American Arts Council, Silvermine Guild, Westport Artists Collective, Ridgefield Guild, and Fairfield Cultural Alliance.

Eric says his goal is to “create artworks that (1) manifest my quest into the meaning and significance of our existence against this infinite space-time, and (2) express my profound empathy of panhuman desperation, love, connections, and hope…”


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.