Presenting Dana LaMontagne ~

November Abstract Art Exhibit

Abstract Art Exhibit by Dana LaMontagne    Nov. 2019    Prospect Library

Join us as we welcome abstract artist Dana LaMontagne, the Artist of the Month for November, at a reception on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 12 to 2 to celebrate the opening of her exhibit at the Prospect Public Library.

The exhibit will be held during the month of November in the Irene Boardman Meeting Room.  All are welcome!

The Prospect Public Library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 to 5, Tuesday and Thursday 10 to 8, and Saturday 10 to 3 during the academic year. Please call us at 203.758.3001 or visit our website, with any questions. 

Artist Statement 

Dana LaMontagne is a self-taught abstract artist who grew up in Vernon, Connecticut and now lives in Bristol.  She began painting around 2009 when she worked as an interior painter for the Facilities Department at the UConn Law School in Hartford.  There, she was allowed to double the campus paint shop as an art studio.  She began experimenting with mixed media and abstract expressionism using old materials that would have otherwise been thrown away. 

Dana took a hiatus from painting starting in 2014.  She began again in 2017, experimenting with new application techniques.  This exhibit features recent work completed over the past two years.  During this time, her work has seen a quick progression in style.  Dana now uses acrylic and spray paint on canvas, applied using paper towel, spackle knives, and a heat gun.  The work is free-flowing and intuitive.  None of the work displayed was created with any specific direction in mind.  Dana’s approach is to allow the final product to develop organically, and many of the pieces evoke a sense of the subconscious. 


Dana’s work has been displayed in the following locations:

  • The Norwich Arts Center, August 2018 juried show

  • Vernon Arts Center (Arts Center East), August 2019 juried show

  • Open Studios Hartford, 2017 group show

  • Open Studios New Haven, 2018 group show

  • Branford Arts Center, July 2018 – September 2018

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


17 Center Street

Prospect, CT 06712

​Tel: 203-758-3001

​Fax: 203-758-0080

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