Artist Reception: Deborah Sacks

Saturday, September 14th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us for an Artist Reception and meet Deborah Sacks, the talented artist whose work is on display this month in our Gallery.  Deborah will talk about the techniques she uses to produce her beautiful mixed media prints.  Additional prints will also be on sale during this reception.

Light refreshments will be served – all are invited to stop in!

September Art Exhibit: Deborah Sacks

September Exhibit:  Deborah Sacks

Our September art exhibit features mixed media prints by Deborah Sacks.  Wonderfully decorative and fanciful cats, figures and landscapes are on display in our Gallery.

Deborah Sacks has been an art student, artist and art teacher all of her adult life.  She completed a B.F.A from Rhode Island School of Design, an M.A. from Towson State University and an M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University.  Coursework and workshops at Trinity College and Hartford Art School provided further training.

Having much experience with diverse media and materials, Deborah came to concentrate primarily on printmaking.   Her current work builds upon years of intaglio and relief printing from metal, wood and linoleum plates.  Switching to more environmentally friendly techniques, she uses solar plates and water base inks to produce results comparable to acid etching.  Deborah also combines her original paintings, drawings, etchings and photographs within a digital print.  The prints are on archival paper to which she often applies further enhancement with pastel or paint.

Deborah divides her time between Avon, Connecticut and her second residence in Chelsea, Vermont.  She has retired from a long career teaching art in Connecticut public schools.

This exhibit will be on display for the month of September.

An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, September 14th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  Open to the public – all are invited to stop in!

MAY Art Exhibit: Pine Grove & Roaring Brook Schools

May Art Exhibit:  Pine Grove & Roaring Brook Schools

Our May exhibit features the work of students at Roaring Brook and Pine Grove Schools. These young artists from grades PreK-4 are talented beyond their years, and we are proud to have their beautiful work in our Gallery.  This exhibit will be on display until May 30th, please be sure to stop in and see their work!

February Art Exhibit: AFPL Strategic Plan Visual Record & Book Cover Art

This month in our Gallery, we are featuring a large banner depicting a visual record of the Avon Free Public Library’s Strategic Plan.  As part of the strategic planning process that the Board of Directors of Avon Free Public Library went through in 2017-18, a visual recording of their work was created.  This image reflects Avon Free Public Library’s role in the community and delineates the values that the Library Board and staff keep in mind everyday while working to provide excellent service, engaging programs and relevant collections to all who use the library.   The time, talent and materials required to create this visual recording were generously donated by Kimberly Dornisch of Results Visualized (  You can access the entire 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, which includes Avon Free Public Library’s mission, vision and values, along with five areas of strategic focus and a community asset map, at


    In the rest of the Gallery you will find several colorful installations of Book Cover Art.  Each was created by hand, using discarded and donated books.  Please be sure to stop by and see if your favorite book is represented!

This exhibit will be on display throughout the month of February.






Artist Reception: Avon Arts Association

Saturday, December 8th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us for an Artist Reception and meet members of the Avon Arts Association, the talented group on display this month in our Gallery.  Light refreshments will be served, and music will be provided by pianist John Brighenti.

All are invited to stop in!

December Art Exhibit: Avon Arts Association

December Art Exhibit:  Avon Arts Association

Our December exhibit is a Holiday Art Show featuring original works of art by members of the Avon Arts Association.  The Avon Arts Association provides annual college scholarships to Farmington Valley graduating high school students who were selected for their exceptional artistic talents.  The Avon Arts Association is a 501 (c) (3) organization that promotes visual art in the Avon area by holding art exhibits, monthly (September through June) demonstrations and workshops.  For more information, or to become a member, please visit or email

This exhibit will be on display December 1st – December 28th.

An artists’ reception open to the public will be held on Saturday, December 8th from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  There will be light refreshments served, and music featuring pianist John Brighenti.  All are invited to stop in! 


Artist Reception: Fatemah Kahfi & Dariush Hamzave

Saturday, November 3rd, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Please join us for an Artist Reception and meet Fatemah Kahfi & Dariush Hamzave, the talented artists on display this month in our Gallery.

All are invited to stop in – refreshments will be served.

November Art Exhibit: Fatemah Kahfi & Dariush Hamzave

November Exhibit:  Fatemah Kahfi & Dariush Hamzave

Our November exhibit features work by Fatemah Kahfi and Dariush Hamzave.  Fatemah Kahfi was born in Tehran, Iran, and studied art with a private tutor for five years after high school.  She worked as a professional artist for over 20 years, and received a degree in graphic arts from Graphic Art Public University in Tehran in 2008.  She is a member of the Society of Visual Arts and owner of the Kahfi gallery in Tehran.  Dariush Hamzave began working with watercolors at a young age, but at 23 joined the Air Force Academy and gave up his art.  Eight years ago he began painting again, and has been working with Fatemah ever since to hone his craft.




Art Exhibit RECEPTION – Avon Middle School

Join us for a reception honoring students from Avon Middle School.  These talented artists have created the art work currently on display in the Gallery.

Refreshments will be served, all are welcome!