News & Events - Art Displays and Exhibits


Janine Janaki: Paintings & Edward Friedman: Photographs

Janine Janaki: “I paint because I must.” Janine Janaki says. She paints scenes from Middletown’s North End because “It has a certain vitality. . .a certain edge that cannot be contained.” Her work is colorful and vibrant, at once abstract and realistic, and always engaging. She works in minute detail, but then steps back, “surprised to see the world, larger than life.” Janine recently was honored with the Arts Advocacy Award by the City of Middletown.

Edward Friedman: “To be alive on this planet is a gift; all one needs to do is frame the experience.” After retiring in 2012 from teaching music, long-time Middletown resident Edward Friedman began taking photographs, some pretty and some gritty, of both the natural and the constructed elegance he encountered as he wandered throughout Middletown’s North End.

April Thursdays

Poem in Your Pocket

As part of our celebration of National Poetry Month, we will have poems for you to take with you. Select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

April -May

The Art Guild of Middletown

The Art Guild of Middletown fosters and encourages art education and the development of visual artists and supporters of the Arts. This exhibit represents several members’ work.


Information for Artists about Exhibiting at Russell Library