Gerarde “Jay” Doucette
August 1 through 30
Reception : Saturday August 5th ; 1 to 3 pm
Please join us in the Crowell Gallery this August as we present works by Gerarde Doucette. Gerarde is a graduate of Vesper George School of Art, he studied life drawing at the Copley and attended the Museum School. His work history as an illustrator, visual merchandiser and interior designer is evident in his work. He is now a fulltime painter, instructor, custom framer and fine arts conservator.
Gerarde’s exhibit will consist of figurative, trompe l’oeil, and architectural works as well as works from the past. Recently, Gerarde’s focus has been on trompe l’oeil; i.e. “to fool the eye”, an art that has traditionally been an oil painter’s genre. His interest is to address this subject with watercolor, arguably a much more difficult medium with little to no forgiveness. The works from the past are insight to his artistic evolution.
Robert L. Crowell Art Gallery admission is free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 1 – 5 pm; RThursday: 2 – 7 pm ; Saturday: 10am – 1 pm
Intensive improv comedy workshop from JULY 5 – 6 – 7 from
2pm to 4pm 1PM TO 3PM each day. The cost is $15 per day per student, with an additional $10 for the culminating performance. The workshop is open to ages 8 to 99. Students will be taught the foundations of improv, and will have the opportunity to deliver a fast-paced short form performance. Make time on your summer schedule for this fun activity! Invite your friends! Make it a family event!
Improv instructor, Caitlin Baker, is a middle school teacher from Natick, MA. She is also a cast member of ComedyCazi, independent sketch and improv troupe that performs in Davis Square.
Caitlin grew up in Brattleboro, and was active in both the BUHS theatre department and the New England Youth Theater. She holds a BA in theater and a M.Ed. in secondary education from UMass Amherst. Her theater credits include The New Renaissance Players and the Hampshire Shakespeare Company. For the past two years she has been studying improvisation with Pam Victor of Happier Valley Comedy and recently at ImprovBoston.
Please call the Library, 365-7948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or to obtain further information.
JUNE 17 Saturday 10:30am
FREE for children & families!
Dennis Waring’s musical performance involves the science, history and geography of crafting musical instruments from recyclables. Participation encouraged !
Invasion of the Alien Bugs!
Back by popular demand! Well, not the bugs but the program!
June 8th, Thursday 7pm to 8pm – for all ages
This FREE program is about the threat that the Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid are to Vermont’s trees and economy.
Learn how to identify these three major pests (samples of dead bugs), how to identify signs of their presence, how to help prevent infestations caused by the movement of firewood, and what to do if you see one of the invaders.
Hand-outs to help in identification will be available for all participants to take home. Bug tattoos for everyone!
This program will be led by Carolyn & Gary Katz, with materials and information gleaned from a University of Vermont Extension Service seminar.
The Board of Trustees of the Moore Free Library in Newfane is proud to announce this year’s recipients of a Robert L. Crowell Scholarship. These yearly awards total $12,000 and are to qualified students residing in Newfane, Williamsville, South Newfane and Brookline who will be entering their first year of college, trade or vocational school. Moore Free Library Board thanks the Crowell Family for their generous support of the Newfane community.
The students, along with the college they will be attending this Fall, are:
Skyler Nupp – Hartford School of Art
Evan Daigneault – Johnson State
Caitlin Garry – Albany College of Pharmacy
Max Cramp – Curry College
Congratulations and good luck to these students in their future endeavors!