October 20th from 7pm to 9pm
Bob Zentz and Jeanne McDougall Zentz return to Moore Free Library for a concert of folk music and “edu-tainment” on Friday, October 20 at 7pm. Bob is a singer of songs about people, places and times gone by, a teller of the tales behind the songs he sings and a scholar of the evolution of homemade music. From traditional Celtic ballads and sea chanteys to science fiction songs and poetry set to music, the evening’s selections will be chosen from Bob’s vast repertoire of more than 2,000 songs. Bob brings to every performance a variety of instruments ranging from the more common guitar and concertina to the more unusual hurdy-gurdy and his one inch harmonica. Bob and Jeanne effortlessly weave vocals, instruments, anecdotes, humor, humanity and history into an evening of pure musical fun and entertainment.
Admission : $15 for adults $12 for seniors/students
Don’t forget! The Friends of the Library annual Book Sale is Saturday, September 30th from 9am to 4pm. This year is the 25th anniversary of this fabulous book sale.
Start your holiday shopping early by stopping in at Union Hall on West Street in Newfane. Over 2500 titles, some “like new” will be available to you.
This is the major fundraiser for Friends of the Moore Free Library and will benefit their efforts to further improve library spaces and programming. Please call the Library 802-365-7948 or email email@example.com for more information.
Kathie Gatto-Gurney Tangled Roots Rising
Crowell Gallery – September 2017
Artist Reception : Thursday, September 7th from 5pm to 7pm
Kathie Gatto-Gurney’s Tangled Roots Rising, a new sculpture installation, will be on display in Moore Free Library’s Crowell Art Gallery during the month of September.
The tangled branches and interwoven grotto-like clay sculptures, ranging from one to four feet high, were inspired by Gatto-Gurney’s childhood moments spent in silence alongside Catholic statues.
Gatto-Gurney’s work as a ceramic sculptor is influenced by her experience as a dancer. Her goal is to translate fluid motion into solid form, so that it bends and twists from all perspectives. She considers the positive and negative spaces and allows the intuitive process to guide her discoveries. Her process seeks to find the aliveness between something improvisational and something composed.
A short video of Gatto-Gurney’s modern dance, her former means of expression, will play at the reception on September 7th.
Friends of the Moore Free Library present a wonderful program from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum ~
Thursday AUGUST 24
7 to 8 pm
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.
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
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.
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.