A special event has been slated for the re-opening of the William Pinney Art Gallery of the Kent Memorial Library in Suffield.
This event is made possible as a result of a cooperative effort which was begun when Suffield artist Barbara Coffin approached the Second Chance Shop in Suffield, offering to donate several of her prized oil paintings to them in order to raise funds for The Village for Families and Children, a Hartford based charity the shop supports.
On Friday, November 1, the gallery will open again after a hiatus of nearly five years while library renovations were under way. The new gallery will feature newly painted walls and ceiling, a new floor, a new hanging system for artwork, new and improved lighting and a security system. Exhibits in the gallery are managed by the Suffield Arts Council.
The opening exhibition will display Barbara Coffin’s work, including a variety of subjects rendered in a classic style, in many different shapes and sizes, all for sale at various prices with ALL the proceeds going to the Village. The exhibition will continue to November 26.
There will be an opening day reception Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. Thanks go to Library Director Jackie Hemond, who is opening the library on a Friday evening especially for this event.
Ms. Coffin, a longtime Suffield resident, is active with her support of many causes throughout the town. She will be on hand during that evening to answer any questions about her art. We hope you will come out to see the show, perhaps purchase a painting, and help the Second Chance Shop to assist the Village and their programs. Refreshments will be served.
This event is made possible through the combined efforts of Barbara Coffin, the Second Chance Shop, The Suffield Arts Council, the Kent Memorial Library staff, Jackie Hemond, Director, and Lester Smith, Town Historian, whose assistance was invaluable.