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Retrospective Show of Work by Emily Bett at Madison's Scranton Library

Spanning fifty years of paintings, prints and pottery, an exhibition of work by Hamden artist Emily Bett will be held at the Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road in Madison, CT from
August 5 - 27, 2015. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, August 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The public is invited to celebrate her lifetime of work and to share in her vision. Summer library hours are Monday - Thursday 9 - 9, Friday 9 - 5:30, Saturday 9 - 12; closed Sunday.

A painter and printmaker, Emily studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and holds a BFA degree from the University of Chicago. For two years she attended graduate painting and ceramics classes at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She continued her studies after moving to Connecticut and received an MFA in printmaking from Southern Connecticut State University. In addition to teaching art in primary and secondary schools, Bett was a co-founder of the Center for Arts and Crafts, a non-profit art school that operated in Hamden for seven years. It received two grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.

The artist's work has been exhibited in galleries in the Midwest, Canada and the East Coast, including the Swansborough Gallery in Wellfleet, MA as well as the following Connecticut venues: The Slater Memorial Museum, Lyman Allen Museum, Greene Art Gallery, Munson Gallery, John Slade Ely House and in group shows of many Connecticut art associations. Among Emily's 73 awards are those from the University of Chicago, Carnegie Museum, New Haven Paint & Clay Club, Guilford Art League, Connecticut Print Exhibition in Old Lyme and the Madison Art League.

In describing this retrospective collection, Emily Bett writes, "My work reflects what is most important to me: people, family, interior scenes and the seashore, places frequently visited such as Maine and Cape Cod. A unifying theme in assembling this exhibit was to select work with crisp, bright color as well as pieces where the viewer would see everyday objects or scenes in a new way."

Click on image to visit Phil's website.
Vist Phil's Website

Great Exhibit Opportunity.

The Case Memorial Library in Orange, CT, second floor galleries, is available for artist exhibits in 2015.

This is a lovely, large space for showing art, and several HAL members have had exhibits there.

Currently they have exhibits scheduled for the rest of 2013 and all of 2014. Their exhibits can be solo shows of one artist, or the work of two or more artists.

Their exhibit fee is only $10, and the artist is responsible for publicity and food and drink at the
Opening Reception, usually held on a Thursday afternoon from 5 - 7 pm.
Artists who have previously exhibited there can show again after four years.

If interested, set up an appointment to bring in 3 - 4 examples of your work to the Art in the Library Committee.

Contact Audrey Galer at agwaterworks@optonline.net or write to her at 365 Wildwood
Drive, Orange, CT 06417.

Please send news about your coming exhibitions, awards and anything of interest to HAL members to Dolores Gall, 75 Charlton Hill, Hamden 06518 or email her at dmgall@aol.com

Miller Library Social Rm, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden CT

The Hamden Art League meets the second Tuesday of the month.