About the Library

Location & Contact

Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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860-652-7719
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Hours

Mon, Tue, & Thu 9 am - 9 pm
Wed 12 pm - 9 pm
Fri & Sat 9 am - 5 pm
Sun Closed

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Exhibit Space

 

Do you have artwork or a collection you'd like to showcase at WTML? Submit a proposal for a feature in our Art Gallery or Display Case!

Click here for more information on our exhibit spaces.

 

Art Gallery

Memories of Home: Pastels by Cindy (Whipple) Crimmin

Tuesday, May 7—Thursday, June 27, 2024

Pastel artist Cindy (Whipple) Crimmin has many fond memories of her time growing up in Glastonbury, which is why she is happy to be showcasing her award-winning works at Welles-Turner Memorial Library this spring. “As a native of Glastonbury and graduate of Glastonbury High School, the town holds special memories for me,” she says. “Many of my paintings reflect those memories. Paintings of winter brooks remind me of Cotton Hollow walks. Tree lined paths speak of summer camp near Eastbury Pond. My garden series always holds a bit of my mother's garden on Three Mile Road. Dramatic vistas are always impressive, but as a sentimentalist and a true New Englander, the small memories are what bring me home.”

Ms. Crimmin, currently a resident of Massachusetts, began drawing and painting in her youth, but found her artistic voice as an adult. Now, she is most well-known for her New England landscapes featuring forests, fields, and streams like Glastonbury’s as well as the rocky shores of the Atlantic. Her works been featured in art shows across the region, she has been the subject of a feature article in the Pastel Journal, and she has won several awards for her works. This is no doubt because she manages to capture moments that may otherwise go unnoticed or unappreciated. “At my easel I include a hint of nostalgia in my work for times past, and a glint of hope for what may come,” she says, “but mostly, my goal is to explore scenes that reflect joy and life.”

Art installations and receptions made possible by the Second Century Fund

Upcoming Exhibits:
- July/August 2024: Susan Terni Taff
- September/October 2024: David Magee
- November/December 2024: Dennis Stuart
- January/February 2025: Roy Wrenn

Click here for previous exhibits.

Display Case

TBD

Tuesday, May 7—Thursday, June 27, 2024

The Erley Display Case is located on the second floor of the Library just outside the Gallery.

The display case is available for community groups or individuals for the display of visual arts, crafts, collections and other educational, cultural and information exhibits. Use the Exhibit Application at the top of the page to apply to create a display of your own.

Upcoming Exhibits:
- July/August 2024: TBD