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Dover-Sherborn artists spring into art

By Julia Beauregard
Hometown Weekly Editor

On Saturday, May 20th, Dover-Sherborn locals gathered together in the new community room at Sherborn Public Library to view local pieces of artwork.

Guests enjoyed moving throughout the room to view the various pieces and discuss the artwork with the artists who were present during the showing. The library offered a variety of refreshments, including snacks and a cash-bar.

Each unique piece on display was created by a resident from either Dover or Sherborn. The artists on display included: Jill Crossman Anderson, Judy Brown, Arlene Chaplin, Roberta Delaney, Carly Donohue, Emily Eveleth, Dennis Feen M.D., Bonnie Mineo, Anne Robb, and Penn Young.

The artwork was from several different mediums, including: colored pencil drawings, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, photography, watercolor and acrylic collages. The vast majority of art was for-sale, so viewers could purchase their favorite pieces and show their support to the local artists.

“There hasn’t been anything like this in six years,” Marney Howes, a member of The Friends of the Sherborn Library, reported. “In the Community Center,” where the library had been housed during construction, “there weren't any art exhibits up… the last time we did this was when the library was still open… This is the first of its kind in the new library!” Howes excitedly shared.
Howes was the mastermind behind this project and it was plain to see that both artists, locals, and library staff alike were very impressed with this colorful event.

“A humongous thank-you to Marney, for pulling this whole thing together, with not a lot of time to plan!” Liz Anderson, library director, expressed her appreciation for Howes and the Spring Into Art event. Anderson continued, “This is so exciting for us to be open. From day one, things have been alive. We really needed this space…. It’s been one weekend after another of the library being alive. I feel so grateful we can meet here!”

It was apparent with the smiling faces that lit up the room that everyone shared the same sentiment that Anderson shared. To stay up-to-date with events at the Sherborn Library, be sure to check out their website:

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