Art Exhibition Space at Wauwatosa Public Library

Firefly Art ExhibitionsThe Firefly Art Gallery is located on the main floor of the library east of the Circulation Desk. Gallery space is available to professional artists and art organizations free of charge. The gallery is open for public viewing during all hours the library is open.

Depending on the size of the works, 25-50 pictures can be accommodated and materials typically remain on display for 2 months. All pictures must be framed with a wire hanger or saw-toothed hanger located on the back. Titles must also appear on the back of each work.

Exhibitions can be hung by the artist or by the Library Staff Artist.

While prices are not displayed to the public on the picture IDs, an inventory list with pricing information is kept at the Circulation Desk for any inquiries.

A signed “Hold Harmless” agreement, inventory, personal ID cards and biographical information must be provided by the artist.

The Firefly Gallery is currently booked through 2017. To arrange for an exhibit or for additional information, contact Barbara Klausmeier at (414) 479-8900 ext. 5710

Current Exhibition

The current show is Beyond Words by Amparo Rodriguez (Abstract Acrylics).

Born in Sevilla, Spain.  In September 1981, I moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

I am a mother and a grandmother.  For the past 20 years I have worked for Milwaukee Public Schools as an interpreter in the speech and language department.

Art has been part of my life for over 30 years and I consider myself very fortunate to have found this wonderful gift.  Part of my daily routine is to draw and write.  But when I paint, I am moved by a need or feeling inside of me.  That tells me to pick up my brushes with no plan or previous sketch but inspired by nature and let it happen.  Canvases are set – the adventure starts.