NEW BRITAIN - A city resident‚Äôs next goal is to compete in the Joy of Art juried art show at the Hospital for Special Care, but before that, Bryan Fuchs is focusing on his current exhibition, at the New Britain Public Library through the end of this month.
Fuchs, a longtime resident, said he has had a passion for art since he was a boy.
Fuchs not only makes his own original art, but also collects literature and other items from the arts.
The exhibit also includes original art by Fuchs‚Äô mother and his father.
Among his collection are classic books including ‚ÄúGrimm‚Äôs Complete Fairy Tales.‚ÄĚ
A Dungeons and Dragons miniature collection is also part of the display, as well as his magazine collection for gamers, which shows how to play the role-playing game.
A ‚ÄúLord of the Rings‚ÄĚ book collection is also part of Fuchs‚Äô exhibition.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm a ‚ÄėLord of the Rings‚Äô fan,‚ÄĚ Fuchs said. ‚ÄúThey have a game, too.‚ÄĚ
An original piece Fuchs completed just two weeks ago is also part of the display at the library.
Fuchs has shown his artwork at the New Britain library in both of its designated areas for art galleries about eight times, he said. He has also exhibited at the Berlin Fair.
According to Fuchs, one of his pieces, ‚ÄúFenris,‚ÄĚ placed second at a juried art show of the Durham Fair.
He said his favorite part of showing his collection is to see other people enjoy it. He also said that art displays ‚Äúgive people something to do in the city, to see and bring people in.‚ÄĚ
Fuchs said he wants to show people that collecting and reading classic books is a good habit, as well as to get them to explore the art on the library‚Äôs walls.
To learn more about the New Britain Public Library‚Äôs art exhibits, call 860-224-3155.
Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or email@example.com.