---- — The Walsingham Gallery in Newburyport will host “Passion & Perfection,” an exhibit of new works by award-winning painters Gary Korlin and Robert Bolster.
The gallery will host a reception for the celebrated, nationally recognized artists on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit runs through May 31.
“In his contemplative marine paintings, Bolster attentively describes moments of serenity while Korlin’s figures and landscapes flicker with expressive brushwork and palpable emotion,” according to the gallery personnel.
Bolster is a graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design and has working in illustration for more than 25 years.
Korlin also began his career as an illustrator, but soon he began pursuing the medium of painting. Korlin studied at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the New York Academy of Art.
The Walsingham Gallery is located at 47 Merrimac St., Newburyport.
Hambley speaks at Emma Andrews
Rowley author Constance Johnson Hambley will speak at The Emma Andrews Library in Newburyport tonight.
The manuscript for Hambley’s first novel, a thriller called “The Charity,” sat in her drawer for 15 years before she made a move last year to self-publish it. She will read from her book and discuss the process she went through, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The library is located at the corner of Marlborough and Purchase streets. It is free to attend these sessions, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 978-358-8097. This talk was rescheduled from last Thursday night.
Take a stroll through Maudslay
Visitors can enjoy two free strolls through Maudslay State Park this weekend.
“Follow the Flower Flow: Trillium Tramp” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday and 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, offering park-goers a chance to see the start of the flowers’ blooming cycle. These varieties of trilliums grow only in a few places. Each week promises a new show of bloom, as our various species exhibit their beauty in cycle.
Also, tonight from 6:30 to 7:30, the park interpreter will lead visitors on a moderately paced walk through the park. By the end of the season, this weekly program will have traveled down each path in Maudslay.
There is a $2 parking fee for most programs. Participants should bring water, wear sunscreen and bug spray, and dress in layers. Children must accompany children.
Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call 978-465-7223. Maudslay State Park is located on Curzon Mill Road in Newburyport.
Historical Society ’Bury Treasures auction
The Historical Society of Old Newbury is holding their popular ’Bury Treasures auction Saturday at the Masonic Center in Newburyport.
“The range of items is astounding,” museum curator Jay Williamson said in a statement. “From antique prints and broadsides including a (rare) portrait of ‘Lord’ Timothy Dexter and Dexter’s last will and testament, to paintings by Margaret S. Pearson, George Hathaway featuring Plum Island and Newburyport views. There is truly something for every budget.”
Admission to Saturday’s auction is free. A preview runs from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The auction begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call 978-462-2681 or visit www.NewburyHist.org.
Music at 17 State Street
Irish singer Sheila Linehan will perform at 17 State Street Cafe tomorrow night from 7 to 9. Linehan will offer a mix of traditional and modern Irish songs, as well as American folk songs.
On Saturday, Tammy Murawski will play in the restaurant from 7 to 9 p.m. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, she writes and records her original music.
‘An Evening of Kirtan’ tomorrow night
Roots to Wings Yoga & Healing Center in Byfield is hosting “An Evening of Kirtan, Percussion, and Poetry” with Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt tomorrow night.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m., visitors can enjoy McMorrow’s folk-inspired guitar playing and the poetry and percussion performed by de Kadt. Tickets are $20 at www.rootstowings.com or by calling 978-463-9642.
YWCA Kids Day set for Saturday
The YWCA Greater Newburyport will celebrate the season with a springtime soiree for children on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The festivities will inspire young imaginations and get kids thinking of summer. Activities include: face painting, big truck exploration, take-it-home art activities, raffles, snack time, spring planting and a visit with the state police K-9 unit.
This event is free and open to families and children of all ages, and will take place at the YWCA Greater Newburyport Children’s Center, Pond Street branch, located at 13 1/2 Pond St.
Wine tasting at Georgetown Library
The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are hosting a wine tasting on Saturday.
The benefit at the library from 6:30 to 9 p.m. will feature 40 different wine varieties as attendees listen to jazz drummer Keith Augeri and his band. The final half hour of the evening will include coffee and dessert.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the library or at Georgetown Liquors. Proceeds will be used to fund programs at the library. The evening is sponsored by Georgetown Liquors.
TTS Players stage ‘Wizard of Oz’
The local acting company TTS Players will present “The Wizard of Oz” starting this weekend.
Written specifically for young performers, this show is directed by Jack Neary and choreographed by Stephanie Schapero. It features all of the popular songs from the movie — and some surprises — including “Over the Rainbow” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” staged with colorful scenery and whimsical costumes.
The cast includes: Jonas Trach of Newburyport as the Wizard; Helen Brown of Newbury as the Wicked Witch; Kristen Siebert of Byfield as the Tin Man; and Mackenzie Tatro of Salisbury as the mayor of Munchkin City.
Performances are scheduled for tomorrow and May 3 at 7 p.m.; Saturday and May 4 at 7 p.m.; Sunday and May 5 at 2 p.m. at the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St., Byfield.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors.To reserve tickets, leave a message with the TTS box office at 978-463-3335 or email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final session of art salon Sunday
The Actors Studio of Newburyport will hold the final session of its “Art Changes Everything” salon series, featuring local photographers, on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Respected artist and photographer Jeremy Barnard of Georgetown will present three collections of photographs that represent different stages of his 45-year photography career.
Barnard refers to his early work as “street photography,” while the photographs from his mid-career reflect his passion for abandoned places. In his latest work, Barnard has moved to infrared photography.
The Actors Studio is located at 50 Water St., Mill 1, Suite 5, Newburyport. Admission is $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. To reserve a seat, call 978-465-1229 or visit online, www.newburyportacting.org.
DeGeorge hangs show at Anna Jaques
Newburyport photographer Suzanne DeGeorge is exhibiting a collection of her work at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.
The show, which opens today, is sponsored by the hospital’s Aid Association. It runs through May 30. A portion of the proceeds from sales of DeGeorge’s show will benefit the association.
DeGeorge’s interest in photography began when she found her grandmother’s old Kodak Brownie and used it to take photos of her little sister. While always interested in photography and taking pictures, DeGeorge began focusing more on her hobby after moving to the city a few years ago.
“The quiet simplicity of New England , with its rolling hills, ocean rush, majestic mountains, and changing seasons, provides new and different camera scenarios each day,” she wrote in an e-mail.
Budzyna performs in ‘Schoolhouse Rock’
Newburyport teen Colin Budzyna is currently starring in the Boston Children’s Theatre production of the musical, “Schoolhouse Rock!”
Based on the popular Saturday morning television program from the 1970s and 1980s, “Schoolhouse Rock!” entertains and educates with lessons of multiplication, science, government and grammar, using fun and catchy songs like Just A Bill,” “Conjunction Junction” and “Interjections.”
Shows are scheduled for April 27 and April 28, as well as May 4 and May 5. All performances are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting the BCT website at www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org or calling 617-933-8600.
Budzyna, 16, plays the role of “George.” He has also performed in other BCT productions, including “Footloose,” “The Velveteen Rabbit” and “Miss Saigon.”
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