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December Featured Artist at the AFL

On the Wall: Charles Lanphear

Charles has been drawing and painting for over 50 years. A retired Air Traffic Controller for the past 20 years, he devotes much of his time to expanding a creative spirit and focusing on quality using many different mediums. He has received most of his formal training at Massachusetts College of Art, Massasoit Community College, as well as many area workshops. His focus for this exhibit is mixed medium collages where tools available in the Queset House Media Lab were used to make many of these works on exhibit. Charles’ work has been on exhibit throughout New England, both group and solo.

Charles makes himself available on the second Thursday of each month for anyone interested in learning some of the basic techniques and equipment used. This is by appointment only thru the Library web site.

In the Case: Linda Paolucci

“Stained glass is a world of clarity and color which, when awakened by a simple beam of light, can take my breath away. It allows me to breathe life into my creations by just letting the sunshine through. Fortunately, I am able to express my love and awe of the ocean in my art. The natural items which I collect and use in my creations allow me to see ocean realms every day in my art.

Raised in Brooklyn NY, I received a B.A. degree from Queens College and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in N.Y.C. My main pursuits are stained glass, mosaics and underwater photography. I continue to take classes and workshops in my fields of interest.”

Artists’ works are brought to you by the Artist on Display Program sponsored by the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District.
Learn more about previous artists that have displayed at the Ames Free Library HERE