Press Release 12/23/19

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Gaylordsville artist Susan Grisell will have her paintings displayed in the Library’s TEMPORARY Gallery* beginning January 15 in an exhibit titled People, Places and Things.

A life-long Gaylordsville resident, Susan has devoted more than 40 years to her work as a painter, the only vocation she has ever had. Following the guidance of her long-time teacher and mentor, the respected New England impressionist painter, Bernard Lennon, Susan has developed a style marked by faithfulness to nature. Her paintings are recognizable for their integrity, with line and color that are true to what she sees, and vigorous brushwork that conveys her response to the subject simply and without affectation.

Over the years, Susan’s work has won numerous awards, including Best in Show at the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in New York City and the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival in Mystic, Connecticut.

Her work is in private collections throughout the United States and Europe, Japan and Australia. See more of her work on her website at

Please join us on Thursday evening, January 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for an opening reception to meet the artist. (snow date: Friday evening, January 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.) The program is free and open to the public. To register, please call the Library, 860-927-3761; go online; email; or stop by the Library.

*The Library will temporarily move on January 15 to #19 & #23 Kent Green Boulevard for a few weeks. The estimated time of returning to 32 North Main Street is early February. The Library is closing so it can take care of some long-deferred and necessary repairs including asbestos remediation and new carpet installation.

The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut. Visit for more information.

caption: “Barn in South Kent” oil on canvas – one of the many paintings included in Susan Grisell’s exhibit People, Places and Things. The paintings will be on display from January 15å to February 29 in the Kent Memorial Library’s temporary gallery.