Dorset Library hosts local artist

DORSET - The Dorset Public Library will feature the work of Gloria Palmer during the month of March. Her exhibit opens on Saturday, March 2, with a reception from 11 to 1 p.m. to meet the artist. Refreshments will be served, and all works will be for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the library.

Gloria Palmer has dabbled in various forms of art since high school. Personal projects that have included basket weaving, pottery, photography, and fiber arts provided a creative outlet. While raising her children, she crafted and sold teddy bears and dolls at local fairs and shops. She switched her focus to rug hooking and has produced some cherished pieces for personal use and as gifts. For many years she painted with acrylics, but just two and a half years ago, she took a watercolor painting class with Vermont artist Annelein Beukenkamp and discovered a new passion. Her subjects include mostly flowers and landscapes, many from photographs she has taken in gardens and on travels around the state.

This is her first show and she's looking forward to two more scheduled later in the year. She divides her time between watercolor painting, her full-time job as executive director of Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, and her daughters, both in college. She resides in East Dorset. For more information, contact the library at 867-5774.


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