Current Exhibit–  September 14 through October 26, 2019 –
“Heavy Metal” by Jim Aaby

A new collection of oil paintings by artist James Aaby will be on display at Washington’s Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery from Sep 14 to Oct 26.

Working in oil, Jim enjoys painting extraordinary qualities found in ordinary objects. Last year, he had a solo show in Washington, D.C. called “Finding Beauty Where You Least Expect It,” and the theme of the upcoming show at the Gunn Library in Washington, CT, “Heavy Metal” is a subset of that same concept. In “Heavy Metal” Jim casts a spotlight on metallic subjects that are usually behind the scenes.


Next Exhibit–  “Steven Miller Beautiful Times”
Nov 2 – Dec 14, 2019
Reception: Saturday, November 2, 12noon-2pm

Recent paintings by the extraordinary colorist and New York City based contemporary abstract artist Steven Miller will be on display at Washington’s Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery.

Miller maintains studios in NYC and in Litchfield County, CT.  He often travels outside of the country and is influenced by the various international cultures that he comes into contact with.

Mr. Miller works in oils on canvas in combination with images inspired by nature. He works in a series of paintings, usually working on two to three at a time. He states that “These works still hold a strong fascination for me and continue to provide me with boundless inspiration. The work I produce is all about color, form and simplicity.” Life quite simply as a force of nature captured on canvas.

Steven Miller has exhibited his work across the United States from New York to Los Angeles, and in Europe from London to Cologne. He is a Vinalhaven Fellow, a Rubenstein Scholar, and a Parsons School of Design Scholar.  His work has been featured in “Sex in the City”, on the tv sitcom “Frasier” and is frequently featured in major Hollywood films.

Miller’s work is also in many private and public collections in the United States, Europe and Asia. His work is in the permanent collections of the University of Virginia’s Bayly Art Museum, the Savannah College of Art & Design Museum in Georgia, Chase Manhattan Bank, Walden International and most recently to MOMA’s collection.

For further information, please call (860) 868-7586 or email The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT. For library hours and to learn more about Gunn’s programs and events visit