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Presenting: Joseph Nolan

                                 Painting Exhibit by Joseph Nolan


                               March 2024          Prospect Library


The Prospect Public Library will feature an exhibit by realist painter Joseph Nolan during the month of March 2024. The exhibit will be on display in the Irene Boardman Meeting Room throughout the month of March. Please go to our home page for the slide show.

The Prospect Public Library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 to 5, Tuesday and Thursday 10 to 7, and Saturday 10 to 3. The library is closed on Saturday in July and August. Please call us at 203.758.3001 or visit our website,, with any inquiries.​


Artist Statement:

Pope Francis has said that an artist is an apostle of beauty. That statement has become my mantra. If there is a way to bring beauty or to enhance beauty in this world, then I want to be part of that endeavor.

One method to sharpen my skills has been to copy the work of master artists from different eras. I also have done artwork that revolves around my family and daily life. I have done portrait painting that highlights my three children. Some might think that my imagery is like opening a diary of my life.

More recently, I have started to do printmaking which has opened a new door in art for me.

The story of Vincent Van Gogh who started painting later in life has been an inspiration to continue in the pursuit of art.



Artist Bio:

Joe Nolan is an artist from Waterbury, CT. He received an associates degree in Art from Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT in 2019. He earned a B.A. in Art from Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT in May 2023. Nolan is now in the MFA program at Western Connecticut State University in the class of 2025.

Earlier in his career, Joe taught technology education for several years in the Bridgeport school system and the Waterbury school system.

More recently, he has exhibited his artwork in the Waterbury Hospital Art Corridor and the Prospect, CT Library art gallery.

Joseph is a realist painter. He continues to create art and bring beauty to the world.


Interested in Exhibiting Art at the Library?

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in exhibiting your art work at the Prospect Public Library.

Please consider coming to the library to see the exhibit space.

The exhibit space is in the Irene E. Boardman Community Room.

Please make arrangements no later than one month before your art exhibit is to start as to what day and time you will be bringing your art in and what day you will be taking down your exhibit.

We are happy to offer our space if you would like to host an Artist Reception.

The community room is a multi purpose room and serves many uses for the community. The community room is open during Library hours for patrons to come and view your artwork during times that the room is not in specific use.


Please stop by, call or email the library if you would like to exhibit art at the Prospect Public Library. We'd love to host you.

203.758.3001 or email us at

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