Two new art displays are ready for viewing at the Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St.
• Seventh-generation Vermonter Corliss Griffith is a self-taught oil painter, and his works displayed in the library’s café are quintessential Vermont — life on the farm, farm chores and idyllic nature scenes, reminiscent of a simple time and era.
Griffith was born in Woodbury in 1937, grew up on a farm in Middlesex and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1955. He worked at both Montpelier High and Harwood Union High School, retiring after over 40 years.
• Maryellen Sullivan, an abstract artist, is presenting “Abstraction Two,” a collection of photographic images from a recent trip to Europe. Her display is on the library’s second floor, showing unusual places — a skateboard park, the decaying doorframe of a tattoo shop, a billboard — among others in London, Amsterdam and Harlem.
Sullivan discovers compositions by zooming in on a very small part of a larger object. Retiring from an active law practice has allowed Sullivan to pursue her interest in art, both abstract painting and photography. She lives in Stowe with her husband and their two dogs. Corliss Griffith’s oil paintings and Maryellen Sullivan’s photography are for sale, and will be on display until Aug. 31.