Our December artist is Gail Duncan
Gail Duncan will be showing her watercolors at the Milne Public Library in Williamstown for the month of December. This is Gail’s first exhibit, and it is a must see. Her works are scenes around Williamstown, but also other places in New England.
“I am so excited to have my first exhibit at Milne library. It seems fitting as it is one of our family’s familiar haunts. Long ago, when the library was on Main Street, my children and I would search the shelves for treasures to bring home for tea time. I still can envision their faces as they anticipated exploring the pages of their finds. If you were to look at my check out record, you would find that my watercolor education came from the 751 section of your shelves!”
A North Adams resident, Gail, pursued a nursing career while keeping her sketching and watercolor painting as a hobby. “I was the child who was sketching her friends in the classrooms while listening to the teacher.” She taught art at Grace Christian School in Bennington. Recovering from a difficult breast cancer treatment the last four years, Gail painted most of the pieces on exhibit as a way of healing. “I found it was necessary to keep an outward focus, to capture the beauty around me. Watching the last sunset rays reflect on Thompson Chapel, the water droplets linger on Magnolia petals, or the mist hover over Monhegan Island inspired me to paint the richness of life that is often forgotten.”
The Williamstown Library is located on Route 2 across from the Williams Inn. The hours of the Library are 10:5:30, Wednesday 10-8 and Saturday 10-4.
For information, call and ask for Pat McLeod, Director, David & Joyce Milne Public Library: (413) 458-5369; or send an email via our staff page on the website.
Teens between the ages of 13-18 are invited to create a Public Service Announcement video promoting the Teen Summer Reading Program for 2014, “Spark A Reaction.” Each participating state will have one winning video, and the winners will receive $275.00, and the winner’s library will receive $125.00 in products. If you are interested in creating a short video to enter, please visit the site below, and/or come and talk to Helen in the children’s room.
November at the Library: Animal Watercolors
Wildlife artist Dan Daniels makes a return to the Milne Library for the month of November with bright, vibrant watercolors of animals, birds and fish in various action scenes making one wonder: ”What’s going to happen next?” Colorful natural settings and some Native American Indian backgrounds are included.
Dan is an avid walker, bird watcher, traveler, and photographer which provide source material for his paintings. A lifetime sketcher and painter, he has exhibited his work in art fairs, libraries and craft shows around the country. Dan enjoys the medium of watercolor for its ability to create moods and atmosphere through mixing and layering
Dan lives with his wife, Eugenie, in Hancock, Mass. and paints the natural world in vivid watercolors. Dan has won awards, participated in group and solo shows and sold paintings in numerous art fairs. Dan spends as much time in the outdoors as possible and is inspired by artists who do sporting art, ornithological (bird) art, and duck stamp artists
These drawings can be seen along the library’s main hall, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists interested in hanging there artwork can contact Pat McLeod, Library Director at 413-458-5369 or email@example.com
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Click on this link to access Berkshire Works website, which has all kinds of resources for the unemployed seeking a job, including resume workshops and a comprehensive listing of employment opportunities in Berkshire County.
Milne Library card holders now have free access to a number of area newspapers online.
Click on this link: onlinenewspapers
You will be prompted to enter your library card number. Then you will see a list of area papers. Click on any one of them to view online.
New! Free online access to MA newspapers! See link under NEWS to the right.