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~ 2020 Art Shows ~

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Always Gloria

Works by: Gloria Marie Hazard, Sharon Kay Chandler, Rachel Gloria Adams, & Zoe Marie Adams

February 8 - March 7, 2020

Opening Reception: Come meet the artists from 11 AM - 1 PM on February 8th. Light refreshments will be served at the artists' reception.

Gloria Marie Hazard instilled a love of art and textiles that has carried through three generations. Gloria grew up in Harvard, Ma where she raised five children with her husband of 50 years, Carl Chandler. At age 60, she received her BA degree and it was then that she discovered her passion to paint. Gloria passed away in 1996 after an 18-year battle of breast cancer.

Gloria’s Daughter - Sharon Chandler Correnty returned to her home town of Harvard, Ma to share her life’s passion and teach art. Correnty earned her degree at UMass Dartmouth and majored in Art Ed with a minor specializing in jewelry, weaving and ceramics. She later earned her MA degree from Fitchburg State College where she focused on Creative Arts in Education. Correnty’s mastery and curiosity of materials led her to her thesis project focusing on Wool. Sharon is currently living in Pepperell, MA with her husband Paul Correnty and is the art teacher of the town of Harvard.

Gloria’s Grand Daughter – Rachel Gloria Adams has a BFA in printmaking from the Maine College of Art with an emphasis on textile design. Rachel has worked as an arts organizer, curator and educator. Rachel is currently Co-owner and project manager for sign and mural company Better Letter Hand Painted Signs based in Portland, Maine. Rachel's floral arrangements are inspired by the birth month flowers of her newly expanded family. Rachel incorporates her floral arrangements with her geometric quilted patterns to create dynamic compositions.

Gloria’s Great Grand Daughter: Zoe Marie Adams turned 3 in January and will be sharing recent drawings and paintings using her favorite colors. She enjoys baking, drawing, and painting. This family of artists celebrate memories of childhood and home through cloth, quilt, collage, embroidery and painting. The exhibit was sparked by realizing the value of knowing who you are and where you come from.



~Up Coming 2020 Art Shows ~


Squannicook Quilters Guild Show

March 14 - April 18, 2020


April 25 - May 30, 2020

Student Art Show

June 16 - August 14, 2020

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Open Mic Night ~ 2020

Open Mic is the first Friday, January - May 2020.

Musicians, singers, poets - share your talent! All ages/all instruments welcome. We have a cajon to play, in addition to the piano. Each month a new emcee!

This is a Friends of the Library sponsored program that is held on the 1st Friday night (Sept - May) in the smoke-free, intimate environment of the Art Gallery. Fantastic acoustics in the art gallery/musical room draws musicians and listeners from throughout New England.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available; coffee provided by Starbucks Coffee, Nashua, NH. Come play, sing or just listen!

We are now booking emcee's for the fall of 2020. Please email Deb if you are interested:


Upcoming Music Performers:

Live @ Lawrence Library is held in the smoke-free intimate environment of the Art Gallery. Fantastic acoustics draw musicians and listeners from throughout New England. Light refreshments and Starbucks coffee are provided by Friends of the Library.

All library events are funded by the Friends of the Lawrence Library and are Free and open to the public.

Karen Grenier

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7 pm

With the release of her CD "Crazy Love", Karen Grenier continues to make her mark as a both a gifted songwriter and crafty lyricist. Her songs resonate in the heart, leaving listeners anticipating the next song and humming her catchy melodies. A polished performer, her smooth, penetrating voice, rhythmic acoustic style, and positive emotional energy make for an excellent concert experience.

Karen was named a semifinalist in the 2006 Peacedriven Songwriting Contest, and won a songwriting award from Nashville's Music City Search in 2002. Several of her songs have been featured on Dawson's Creek. Karen has spent the past twenty years as a seasonal performer in the Cape Cod vacation destination of Provincetown, MA. She has performed at clubs, festivals, coffee houses and colleges throughout Northeast.

Karen currently makes her living both as a school principal and a professional musician. "You've got to reach for your's an attitude I've always tried to inspire in my students..."

shamrockThe Rakes

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7 pm

Back by popular demand! The Rakes is an eclectic group of musicians that got together over 20 years ago to sing and play fiddles, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bodhran drum, cello, Appalachian dulcimer, and concertina. They will entertain with authentic Irish jigs, reels, marches, and waltzes – it's sure to be an evening of top-tapping music!

Free and open to the public. We welcome donations for our local food pantry at all of our music events.

George & Louise

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7 pm

Lynette and the Sundowners

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7 pm

Past Performers:

If you missed this performance, you can now enjoy it from the comfort of your home by clicking on the band's name or by linking to Pepperell Community Media's Video on Demand.

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