Milton Public Library to host Annie Lavigne exhibit all through November

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Milton Public Library to host Annie Lavigne exhibit all through November

Check out some of Annie Lavigne’s paintings at the Milton Public Library this November.

From November 1st through the 30th, the Milton Public Library will host an exhibit of whimsical paintings and drawings by Milton artist Annie Lavigne in the Wotiz Gallery. Ms. Lavigne not only paints, but she also creates fun and colorful soft sculpture.  Her art depicts animals, people, objects, and more, and is a delight to view. Foxes are one of her favorite animals and her representation of them is so great to see because, although she uses simple outlines and embellishment similar to cartoons, she paints with beautifully mixed colors and creates images that are cool and unusual. Many of her animal prints in particular would be just the thing to decorate spaces for children.  Annie also works with animation and felt pieces, 2D artwork, and framed digital illustrations as well as some mixed media ones.

In addition to this exhibit, the artist will be offering a program here at the Library called “Craft Workshop: Felting” so that those who attend can learn to make their own soft sculpture. All materials will be provided and this workshop will be held in the Keys Community Room on Wednesday, 11/13/19, from 6:30-8:30 PM. It is suitable for teens and adults, and is free and open to the public. Sign-up at our website is required to attend (signup date to be announced later) and this event is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library. Annie also writes a regular blog which gives insight into the process of creating her drawings and multi-media, and it is filled with enjoyable tips and the inspiration and education she gets from other artists’ work.

Annie Lavigne is the founder of Harriet and Mickey, Inc, a creative studio focused on storytelling through illustration, writing, and animation. She also teaches animation at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a self-taught visual artist, who has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. She has exhibited her work in many places, including RISD, Tara Peck Gallery in Portsmouth, NH, Foundry Artists’ Show in Pawtucket, RI, and The Other Side Cosmic Café in Boston, MA. This is what she says about her art: “I am interested in expressing something emotionally authentic and compelling. My practice is to sit down, begin drawing and see what arises. If it begins to look like a character (which it often does), I develop it. I love color enormously, and while my best drawing seems to occur without much effort, I put a great deal of time into mixing paint to achieve the colors and color combinations I want.” 

Please come and visit the Wotiz Gallery during open hours in the month of November to enjoy the work of Ms. Lavigne.  There will also be a free and open reception held on Thursday, November 7th from 6:30-8:30 P.M. We hope you will come check it out so that you can view this lovely exhibit and meet the artist. For more information contact Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at (617)-698-5757, x. 3 or Email her at [email protected] if you would like to learn more about showing your art at the Library.

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