Art at the Library


The Gallery is a public-private partnership of the Summit Free Public Library and Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Funding for the gallery was provided by a grant from the Summit Area Foundation. For more information on the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, please visit

Currently on display:

Happenstancial Impressions

Art by Sarah Bass Aspe

October 1-November 30, 2022

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

Many years walking has taught me to seek with my camera eye objects often overlooked with strange shapes and reflections. Small things such as packing tape stuck to an old desk. The images are studied and then choices are assembled and at times deconstructed. Beauty reveals itself in some of the most unusual places. The work suggests itself … then I do my best to give the images wings. When and sometimes… all the pieces come together.

Sarah Bass Aspe is a member of the Art Students League of New York City. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and MFA from Hunter College.