Gloria Cachion Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

Harold "Bud" Searles

Tuesday, February 4 - Thursday, February 25

Bud is an encaustic hot wax artist.

Bud and his wife Ann of 60 years, reside in Heritage Village. They have four children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. 

After moving to the Village in 2007, Bud joined the Brush and Pencil club and took up encaustic wax painting. Since there was no one practicing this technique, he went to YouTube and followed instructions offered by various teachers. Using an iron and a wire brush on a soldering tool he relied on EncausticUS to supply books and equipment to learn this craft. He also watched his fellow club members for tips on colors and shading and layout design.

His website ( gives examples of his work and the history of the use of wax art over the centuries.

Bud was also awarded the poet laureate of Derby, Connecticut over 20 years ago.


The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 6:30pm, and Saturdays 9:30am-4:00pm. The exhibit will also be online too as a virtual gallery.

Please visit us at to view this exhibit virtually and for any updated hours and information. Or you may call us at 203-262-0626.

Gloria Cachion Art Gallery and Ludorf Collection

The Gloria Cachion Art Gallery, adjacent to the lobby, is an open two-story area along with the Brown Conference Room that showcases in-house and online exhibitions. It is available principally for local artists on a monthly rotation to present their work.

The Gallery was dedicated in May 2011 featuring the "Uncle John" Ludorf Collection photographed by Georgia Sheron.  This collection donated by Connie and Jack Hume is on display throughout the library as part of its permanent collection.