Jan 03

Art is for Everyone!


Gilford artist Gerri Harvey will be speaking at the library on January 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM at an event sponsored by the Friends of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library. Her topic, Art is for Everyone will focus on the idea that while most people will never be famous in the likes of Monet or van Gogh, anyone who wants to can enjoy painting and can be taught the skills to create beautiful art. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Sharing slides of the first paintings of several of her adult painting students, some of them painting for the first time in their eighties, she will talk about the joys of observing and interpreting a scene by putting acrylic paint to canvas. As a retired RN who has been painting for over 35 years, Harvey believes that painting is fun, therapeutic and personally rewarding in ways most people cannot imagine until they try it.

“Painting,” she says, “is so many things to me. It is a stress-reliever, a form of creative self-expression, a joy, a personal challenge, and a way of appreciating and capturing the beauty around me: it is like taking a vacation without leaving home!”

The artist will return to the library two weeks later on 1/28 to offer a half-day painting workshop  at 1pm during which participants will complete a landscape painting in paint-along style, as she explains how to achieve a sense of light, depth and realism using water-soluble acrylic paint. Space is limited and all supplies are included in the $25 fee (due the day of the workshop.) Proceeds will benefit the library.  Pre-registration for the workshop is required and can be done below, or by calling 603-269-3900.

Gerri Harvey is a member of the NH Plein Air Painters, the The Westport (MA) Art Group, and is President-Elect of the Lakes Region Art Association. Her paintings will be on display in the library during the month of January. She maintains a home art studio in Gilford and her work is available at VynnArt Gallery in Meredith, the LRAA Gallery in Tilton and online at gerriharveyart.com.

*Workshop registration is for ages 16+

May 18

The Library needs YOU!

The Library Needs YOU!Did you know the Library has a number of volunteer opportunities available?

Volunteering is a great way to get to know your neighbors and help out your community, and you can contribute at whatever level you are comfortable with!

(If you’re a student at Prospect Mountain, volunteer hours also count towards your community service!)

You can sign up HERE to become an OFML volunteer.

Click HERE to become a Friend of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library.

Sign up HERE to join the Teen Advisory Group.

We hope to see you soon!