Vermont Wildlife August 24th 7pm at the Library

Friends of the Moore Free Library present a wonderful program from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum ~

VERMONT WILDLIFE

Thursday AUGUST 24

7 to 8 pm  

*FREE*

   

 

Observe wild animals! Examine skulls & furs!  Talk to a wildlife specialist!

A variety of live animals will be on hand to put a face to the challenges Northeastern wildlife must rise to meet. Museum staff will also bring furs, skulls and other artifacts for an exploration of our local fauna.


 

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“Reflective Works” of Jay Doucette in the Gallery this August

Gerarde “Jay” Doucette

August 1 through 30

“Reflective Works”

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

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This July we have two artists sharing the space in the Crowell Gallery: Sharon Meyer, a sculptor working this month in paper, and Karma Kitaj exhibiting the ancient art of  ‘encaustic’ painting.

“Luminous Uncharted Spaces”

July 1 – 31, Crowell Art Gallery at the Moore Free Library
Reception July 8th, 1-3 pm  Free and open to the public.

Karma was introduced to the medium of encaustic (meaning to “burn in”), the ancient art of painting with pigmented molten wax. She fell in love with the luminosity of the wax, the smell of it, the layering, the embedding of anything not too heavy.  The building up of the surface into texture or 3-D.  The torching of shellac or alcohol inks on wax to create undulating shapes.  Heating the way to make smooth ponds.  Juxtaposing these all for viewing in her July exhibit.

Sharon started her career as an art teacher.  She has been an artist and a chef for most of her life, catering weddings and making brides happy.  Traditionally trained in sculpture and a self taught quilt artist, Sharon went to graduate school to get her MFA in 2010.  For five years she challenged herself to do work that she had never dreamed of doing.  When she graduated in 2015, her thesis piece was an installation in four parts: collage, print, fabric and calligraphy, exploring the state of marriage and weddings.  Her exhibit this month is a unique combination of all these mediums.

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TIME CHANGE – Improv Comedy Workshop offered at Moore Library in July!

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 moorefreelibrary@gmail.com to register or to obtain further information.

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From Trash to Tunes with Dennis Waring

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 !

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Big, Bad Bugs June 8th!

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.

 

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Friends host annual Tag Sale on the Common June 24

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