The Arts Commission in cooperation with the Historical Society will host an exhibit on the works of Brookfield artists both past and present. The exhibit will take place at the Brookfield Museum located at 165 Whisconier Road (Junction of Routes 25 and 133) in Brookfield Center. The Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from Noon to 4 PM and the exhibit will continue each Saturday at the same time through September 5. At the opening, complimentary refreshments will be offered to visitors of the exhibit and admission is free.
Among the historic artists featured are Eric Sloane, a founding member of the Historical Society, and David Hutchinson an artist contracted by the federal government during the depression to grace the walls of federal building throughout America with his murals. Famed cartoonist Jack Berrill who created the comic strip Gil Thorp will be featured along with some works of Elizabeth Schleussner, a nationally recognized landscape painter of desert settings, southwest scenes and eucalyptus trees.
In addition, the artworks of Reginald Ward Phillips, a world- renowned book and magazine illustrator and Cole Bradley who trained under the direction of Norman Rockwell and whose illustrations appeared in National Magazines will be on display. Bradley created the Brookfield town seal and created numerous drawings depicting life in Brookfield in earlier times. He also created the Legend of Whisconier complete with illustration.