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:

Stepping Stones (and other rocky places)

Anita Gladstone

February 1, 2023-March 31, 2023

Up to a Point. Pastel, 2018. Anita Gladstone

Stepping Stones (and other rocky places) is centered around a series of paintings based on hikes taken in rocky terrain over a number of years.  Rocks and rocky scenes are a recurring subject of interest for artist Anita Gladstone.  There are seven paintings from the series included in the exhibit along with a number of paintings focused on her interest in rocks and their environs, and exploring the abstract qualities Anita finds in the subjects.

Meet the Artist: On Sunday, February 26, Anita Gladstone will be holding an informal meet-and-greet. Stop by the Gallery any time between 2:00-4:00 PM to chat with the artist.

Anita Gladstone is a native of greater Cleveland, OH and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.  After graduating she pursued an interest in pottery and spent about 20 years working with clay during which time she relocated to New Jersey in 1984 with her husband and 2 sons continuing to make pottery and participating in regional craft fairs.  An office job interrupted her artistic pursuits for several years, but they began again in 2006 when she took a class in soft pastels which she has been exploring ever since.  Anita now resides in Springfield, NJ.