Clare Smith Art Reception

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-A collection of photos that capture life in Farmington from days gone by-

The Farmington Historical Society is pleased to present the lifestyle series of Farmington photographer Clare Brett Smith in the Hoppin Gallery, Barney Library, 71 Main St, Farmington, CT 06032. Our exhibit begins on Thursday, March 30 and ends on Tuesday, May 22023. This exhibit is free to the public and open during normal Barney Library hours Monday-Thursday & Saturday 9:00-5:00pm.

Clare’s works are arranged in categories such as Kids, Politics, and Church. A reflection of life in Farmington in days gone by, the collection includes pictures of neighbors (like milkman Ray Tribuzio, who was so devoted that he would, on occasion, put your milk in your ice box for you!), sleeping children at church, and some of Farmington’s well-known citizens attending baptisms, parties, and fundraisers, and living their lives in the town.

Clare Brett Smith grew up in Farmington and has exhibited her photographs throughout the world. In 2000, she stepped into the role of president of Aid to Artisans (ATA), an organization that imports art pieces, crafts, and textiles from countries around the world while helping the individual artists. Over the past 10 years, ATA’s efforts empowered 125,000 artisans in 41 emerging regions of the world.

Please join us in celebrating this amazing woman and her 95th birthday! Meet the lady behind the lens at our Opening Reception in the Barney Library, Hoppin Gallery, Wednesday, April 5th from 4:00-6:00pm.

This reception is free to the public but pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot please go to: