WARREN, NJ - A new space for local artists to display their work has been unveiled at the Warren Library. The first exhibition showcases paintings by chair of exhibitions at the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, Wes Sherman. 

“Many times people ask us if libraries are still relevant, stating that they can find all the information they need on the internet,” said Marcela Dunham, Adult Programming Coordinator at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch and the curator for the artist displays at the library. "However, there are many reasons to come to the library. Programs for children and adults bring thousands of people to the library every year; last year, almost 4,000 adults attended the programs I coordinated. And now there is a new reason to come to the library: to enjoy and admire the works of local professional and amateur artists who will be displaying their artwork at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch.” 

In November, patrons can expect to see artwork created by Sherman’s students during their summer plein air classes. In December, a patron will be displaying his watercolor paintings. 

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“We are looking not only for paintings, but also pottery, small sculptures and more, which can be shown in a special display case,” said Dunham. 

Artists interested in displaying their artwork can contact Dunham at mdunham@sclibnj.org. 

About Wes Sherman
Artist Wes Sherman has been painting since 1992, in that time he has had over 30 solo shows and included in numerous group shows across the county. He received his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2003. He is an adjunct professor of studio arts and the chair of exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, New Jersey. Sherman has also been a visiting artist at many universities among them Temple, Rutgers, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 2011, he also received a fellowship for painting from New Jersey Council of the Arts.