On Exhibit in the Gallery...


Dancing in the Wind

Exhibit runs July 9 through September 9, 2015



About the Artist

Constance K. Hanley

Watercolor artist Connie Hanley was a keen observer of the New England scene with a special eye for boats and activity on the water. She was able to convey subtle changes in the reflections of a calm harbor or the rippling textures of beach towels flapping in the breeze through the free flow of watercolors.

After art school Connie didn't paint for 30 years while raising her family. In the late 1980's, Connie returned to art and continued to study and be involved with art on many levels. She was a prize-winning artist and exhibitor as well as coordinating and directing art programs in her hometown. Connie was known to roam the New England coast, from Cape Cod to Maine, camera in hand, using snapshots to freeze the moment as she saw it, free from the changing of the tides or the movements of the boats in the wind.

Connie was a signature Artist member of the New England Watercolor Society, an Artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association as well as a member of the Lexignton Arts & Craft Society, the Concord Art Association, and the Chelmsford Art Society. For many years, Connie was a member of the Art Steering Committee at the Bedford Free Public Library and held a position on the Board of Directors at the Bedford Center for the Arts in Bedford, MA along with being a past President of the Bedford Arts & Crafts Society. Connie was also a member of the Bedford Garden Club.


The paintings for the exhibit were chosen by her children.

A reception open to the public takes place a the Library on Saturday, July 11 from 5-6 pm in the Library Lobby.


This exhibit would not be possible without assistance from the Friends of the Bedford Public Library.

Arts Steering Committee

Jean Hammond
Astrid Reischwitz
Carol Rissman

Exhibit Hours :

Monday-Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-5
Sundays 1-5
(closed Sundays from Mother's Day through Labor Day)

Special thanks...

The exhibits and the receptions are sponsored by the Arts Steering Committee, the Friends of the Library and the Bedford Free Public Library.