Anne M. White, a watercolor painter from Byfield, is the Artist of the Month at Anna Jaques Hospital this month.
"I began painting watercolors while living with my family in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in the early 1980s," White wrote on her resume. "At The Belles Artes, I studied drawing and weaving, and at the Instituto de Allende painting. During this time, I traveled extensively, exploring tiny pueblos and painting plein aire with children hovering and donkeys and goats wandering through the landscape."
A graduate of Montserrat College, White says her paintings "reflect special moments from my life and travels."
"Many are conversations with the landscapes and people that I have met or observed in my wanderings. I have tried to capture the vibrant light of the southwest, Mexico, Central and South America, Greece, Spain and Asia from our sojourns," she said. "I love the drama of light and shadow or color against geometric shapes."
The Artist of the Month series is a fundraiser for the Anna Jaques Aid Association. A portion of the sales goes to the association.
Landscape architect discusses garden boxes tonight
The West Newbury Garden Club will be visited by landscape architect Jack Tremblay tonight.
Tremblay, who has many years experience in landscape design, will offer tips and share his secrets for constructing the perfect raised garden box.
His discussion will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the West Newbury Town Hall Annex, 381 Main St. (Route. 113), West Newbury. There is a $5 fee for the public.
Origami artist visits West Newbury tomorrow
Internationally regarded origami artist Michael LaFosse will demonstrate the art of paper folding tomorrow at the G.A.R. Memorial Library in West Newbury. He will be joined by Richard Alexander of Origamido Studio in Haverhill. The talk begins at 7 p.m.
The pair have written numerous books on origami. Their origami has been displayed in museums around the world, including the Louvre in Paris and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.
G.A.R. Memorial Library is located at 490 Main St., West Newbury. The event is free to the public and sponsored by the Friends of the West Newbury Library.
Tea time at The Book Rack
Maine resident Katrina éÅvila Munichiello will visit The Book Rack on State Street in Newburyport tomorrow.
Munichiello will discuss her book, "A Tea Reader: Living Life One Cup at a Time." It offers a collection of non-fiction essays, all inspired by tea. The pieces have been written by "tea experts" and fans of the beverage.
"The intent is to show that tea is far more than something that quenches your thirst," notes an announcement from The Book Rack. "Tea provides comfort, a time for reflection and a starting point for conversation. Tea plays a supporting role in the stories of our lives."
Munichiello has studied the properties, production, origins and industry of tea, and she launched teapages.blogspot.com in 2007.
The reading begins at 3 p.m. There is a $20 admission, which includes high tea with Munichiello and a personalized copy of "A Tea Reader."
Doctor discusses his first novel
Dr. Steven Mollov will celebrate the publication of his first novel, "Private Practice," tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky.
Mollov, an obstetrician gynecologist at Anna Jaques, recently published his book, which tells the fictional story of the life of a rural New Hampshire obstetrician who is forced to make some changes after suffering a heart attack.
The reading is free for the public. Jabberwocky Bookshop is located at the Tannery, 50 Water St., Newburyport.
Youth orchestras holding concert
The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras will hold their annual Chamber Music Concert on Sunday. The program will begin at 3 p.m. at the Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover.
The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras offer student members a chance to perform in small groups. The chamber ensembles rehearse during January and February. The concert is free.
For more information on NMYO and their performances this spring, visit the website at www.nmyo.org.
Jazz singer plays at David's
Judith Murray returns to David's Tavern on Sunday.
The jazz vocalist will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the restaurant in Brown Square, Newburyport. She will be joined by pianist Ferdinando Argenti. There is no cover charge.
Photographer hosts exhibit in Boston
Kerry "Kiki" Hook of Rowley, owner of Kiki Larouge Photography, will bring her exhibit, "Our Paths to Enlightenment," to a Boston gallery this month.
Hook's photography show was first exhibited at the Firehouse Center for the Arts before moving to the Rowley library.
Hook will hold a reception next Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the AIC Cultural Center, 38 Newbury St., Boston. The gallery is on the seventh floor.
"'Our Paths to Enlightenment' embraces the faith and spirituality of the dominant religions of Hinduism and Buddhism that prevail in the regions of South and South East Asia," according to Hook. "These images are meant to invoke introspection and meditation and honor the journey each individual takes to find their own happiness and enlightenment."
The exhibit will remain up until April 1.
Fenton shares 'As I See It' display
Wildlife photographer and New Hampshire resident Jim Fenton will hang his exhibit "As I See It" at the Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport through April 29. The display opens Sunday.
The public is invited to meet Fenton and hear about his works during a reception on Sunday from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Fenton is a trained wildlife biologist and was always interested in photography. He began pursuing the hobby more seriously in 2004 and entered several competitions.
A portion of all purchases made during the exhibit helps to support Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats.
Fenton is the founder of the newly formed Photographic Society of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. His photograph, "Black-bellied Plover/Cloudy Dawn," recently won the 2011 Photographic Society "Best of the Best" International Club Competition for all divisions.
Climate change discussion next week
The Newburyport Gulf of Maine Institute Team will host an interactive discussion and presentation on climate change on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the Parker River Wildlife Refuge Center auditorium.
The team is a group of high school students. Registration is not required. The presentation is co-sponsored by the refuge, Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Gulf of Maine Institute.
Jazz Vespers service next Wednesday
First Religious Society in Newburyport will hold a Jazz Vespers service on Wednesday, March 7, at 8 p.m.
During the evening of jazz, prose and poetry, the band will perform "Caravan," "Infant Eyes," "Samba Amor," "Footsteps" and "Impressions."
First Religious Society is located at 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport. The program is free.
Immigration speaker in Port next week
The "Immigration Matters" study group will meet at the First Religious Society next Wednesday.
The meeting is set for 7 p.m. on March 7 at the church, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport.
This month's featured speaker is Deborah J. Krisko, senior immigration service officer of the Lawrence Field Office, U.S. Customs and Immigration Service. She will discuss the process of becoming a legal immigrant and citizen. The program is free for the public.
Boston Philharmonic Players to perform
The Jean C. Wilson Music Series at the First Religious Society will conclude next weekend with an appearance by the Boston Philharmonic Players.
The works of Beethoven, Brahms and Bruch will be performed by a trio: Thomas Hill on clarinet, Rafael Popper-Keizer on cello, and guest artist pianist Eliko Akahori. The concert begins at 4 p.m. at the church, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport on March 11.
The Jean C. Wilson Music Series is named for one of the founders and the director of the music series for 27 years. The series offers three concerts held during the first three months of the year.
There is a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. Students and children are free. For more information about the performance, visit www.frsuu.org or call 978-465-0602 ext. 401.
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