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 hours the library is open.

One function of the Wauwatosa Library is to provide access to available intellectual and cultural resources. Therefore, exhibits and programs may be planned to direct the public’s attention to materials and services available in the Library, or to provide exposure to the work of artists and craft persons as well as items of historical and general interest.

The Library administration shall review the content and arrangement of all exhibits. The Library Board reserves the right to reject any part of an exhibit or to change the manner of display.

All publicity materials relating to exhibits shall be submitted for approval by the Library.

1. Exhibitors must sign a waiver stating that they will not hold the Library or the City of Wauwatosa responsible for any loss or damage of their exhibit.

2. No prices may be posted, but a price list will be available at the Circulation desk.

3. Transactions for the purchase of exhibit items shall be directly between the purchaser and the exhibitor or an official agent.

4. The Library shall receive no fees, commissions, or other remuneration in connection with the sale of exhibit items.

5. No exhibit material which is sold during its display in the Library may be removed from the exhibit before the end of the exhibition unless such removal and rearrangement of the display is approved by the Library.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Wauwatosa Public Library on February 8, 2011.

To arrange for an exhibit or for additional information, contact Cori Lutz at (414) 471-8487.

Current Exhibition

Kathy Bergstrom

The city I live in brings to light the images for my paintings.  Life throbs through the bright colors, the shadows, the noises and the buildings.  This is the background in which I find the simplicity of a roughly worn building or a cracked patched area of concrete.  Alleyways between structures are full of color and shadow.

More and more, I find myself drawn to the abstract areas of a scene.  I am interested in the way light interacts with structures and in the vivid spaces caused when light and shadow connect.

My work is influenced by the city.  Streets and buildings that have been seasoned by time and events have an expressiveness that is haunting yet compelling.  Shapes that come about when light and shadow meet are the height of intrigue to me and give great pleasure in and of themselves.

Education: Cardinal Stritch University – Masters in Education 2000
Studied Art at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee -1971 – 1973, 1975-1976

Publication: How Did You Paint That: 100 Ways to Paint Landscapes by International Artists – 2004

Membership: American Women Artists,   Watercolor Honor Society,   National Watercolor Society.

Honors: Midwest Frame Supply Award – 2013
              Induction into the Watercolor Honor Society – 2013
             Award of Merit – American Women Artists – 2015

Shows & Exhibitions: Watercolor USA – 2018 & Watercolor Wisconsin – 2017.

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