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Presenting: Bud Gaudio

                             Graphic Arts Exhibit by Bud Gaudio    

                           September 2023          Prospect Library

The Prospect Public Library will feature a graphic arts exhibit by Bud Gaudio during the month of September 2023. The exhibit will be on display in the Irene Boardman Meeting Room throughout the month of September. 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

Mr. Gaudio is a graphic artist residing in Southington (formerly East Haddam). He has vast experience in the graphic arts; recognition from the U.S. government for his design of the first US Olympic book; award-winning designs for Holy Cross and Fairfield Universities, Ann Hurst College, and School Sisters of Notre Dame; and honorary recognition for “Best in Design” from IAM (Industrial American Magazine). Mr. Gaudio was the Art Director for Domino Sugar, The Stanley Judd Company (subsidiary of Stanley Tools), and Worth’s fashion stores in Connecticut before retiring.

Mr. Gaudio has chosen his two favorite mediums, pen and ink and acrylic, for most of his illustrations, mainly because he feels he can capture and bring out the most infinite detail, many times unnoticed by the viewer’s eyes.

His inspiration for researching and illustrating lighthouses stemmed from a simple photograph from his daughter of the lighthouse on Monhegan Island in Maine. This led to an extended study of lighthouses, many of which are on display.

While continuing to research and illustrate lighthouses, Mr. Gaudio has also started to add pen and ink illustrations of interesting historical sites to his portfolio, which can also be seen on display. By request, he has also been commissioned by area homeowners to do pen and ink illustrations of their homes. 

Mr. Gaudio’s keen sense for detail is well noted in his rendering with every stroke and dot from his pen.

“It seems every lighthouse and historical site has a fascinating story of its own, and as long as they exist, I’ll continue to research and illustrate them so that we may all enjoy their myths, mysteries and beauty in the years to come.” –Bud Gaudio

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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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