Monday, June 25, 2007

Community members make art & celebrate Lawrence history

The Open House & Community Day in celebration of Lawrence's White Fund Paintings brought together residents of all ages from local communities on Saturday, June 23

Lawrence's White Fund Paintings, a special collection of European impressionist landscapes on view in the area for the first time in nearly 100 years, proved to be a just cause for community celebration last weekend. Here, we share with you scenes from the eventful day's many exciting activities!

OUTDOOR PAINTING WORKSHOPS: Families and adults learned to paint like impressionist artists Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro did - outdoors and from direct observation of one's surroundings.

ARTISTS CAN ENTERTAIN: Local painter Dennis Poirier demonstrated the impressionist painting technique outside while indoors, the Lawrence High School Salsa Band made music for guests to enjoy while touring the William Wegman: Funney/Strange exhibition.

EXPLORING LAWRENCE HISTORY: Student volunteers from Lawrence's Esperanza Academy assist visitors as they explore historic maps and photographs of Lawrence related to the White Fund Collection.

TOURS OF THE EXHIBITION: Addison Associate Director and Curator Susan Faxon and White Fund Trustee James Dowd reveal the extraordinary story behind Lawrence's White Fund Paintings during family and adult tours in the galleries.

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