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 April 2018. To arrange for an exhibit or for additional information, contact Barbara Klausmeier at (414) 479-8900 ext. 5710

Current Exhibition

The current show: “Chinese Brush Paintings” featuring the work of Fine Artists Charlotte Fung Miller & Matt MIller will run from January 2nd through February 28, 2018.

Reverence for nature,
serenity, and
peace –

This Chinese philosophy inspires the brush painting of Charlotte Fung Miller of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, a native of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Charlotte studied 9 years of formal Chinese calligraphy and 7 years of Chinese brush painting under Master Lui-Sang Wong of San Francisco.

With an M.S. degree in nutritional science and a B.A. in bacteriology at the University of California at Berkeley, Charlotte has chosen her true calling. Her painting is done in watercolor on rice paper. No shadowing is used and depth is achieved only through gradiation of color. However, she adds her own individual style through the use of more color and the introduction of Midwestern themes.

She especially delights in the colors of Wisconsin’s changing seasons.

Mrs. Miller has received numerous awards for her work. She has also taught courses in Chinese art and cooking, her philosophy being, “I will be able to share my heritage with others.”  Charlotte’s contact information: website is, email:, and telephone number 262-594-3767.


Matt Miller is a Wisconsin based oil painter who finds inspiration in the beauty of his natural surroundings. Many of his paintings are of local landscapes from his home in Mukwonago and the Madison area.  He is also influenced by the French Impressionist movement and creates scenes that combine his native land with the paintings from this great period.

Matt Miller is also a notable songwriter with several albums to his name.  He can be reached at 262-594-3767 or email