THE GALLERY OF BACON FREE LIBRARY
Supported by the Friends, always has an art exhibit gracing its walls.
Oils, watercolors, photographs and sculptures have been featured in the past.
Artists interested in showing at the gallery, or those interested in purchasing artworks which have been displayed, please contact Friends of Bacon Free Library member Jan Martin via the library at 508 653 6730
THE NEW FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SPONSORED ART EXHIBIT IS BY
Water Media Artist Nan Rumpf. Nan Rumpf grew up in a small Iowa town on the banks of the Mississippi River. She now lives in Wellesley Massachusetts.
She wrote and illustrated the book Puppets and Masks: Stagecraft and Storytelling published by Davis Publications, 1996. She has studied watercolor painting with Susan Swinand, Lois Smiley,Jane Goldman, Paul George, Charles Reid, Miles Batt, and Cheng Khee Chee.
Her paintings have been exhibited at the DeCordova Museum School Gallery, the Danforth Museum, the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, the
Attleboro Arts Museum, the Wellesley Free Library (First Place Award), the Center for the Arts in Natick, the Concord Art Association Gallery, Art on the Common in Needham (First Place Award), the Clinton Art show (Best In Show), Post Road Art (First Place Award in the Abstract Show),
the Wellesley Community Center (Margaret Fitzwilliam Award for Excellence in Watercolor), the New England Watercolor Society Show in Cotuit (Woodruff Art Center Award). Her painting Soaring was awarded by George Nick in Concord Art’s Juried Members show.
She is a member of the Concord Art Association, the Wellesley Society of Artists, the Needham Art Association, and is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society. She was chosen as one of the two art judges for The Amazing Things Summer Juried Art Show in 2012.
Nan Rumpf taught classes at Framingham State University and at Medfield High School. She also teaches art classes at the Danforth Museum School in Framingham and the Concord Art Association.
The Oldtown calendar -- Celebrating communities along the Charles River made famous over a century ago in the book Oldtown Folks by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Each year passionate area photographers enter images from Natick, Wellesley, Dover and Sherbornin in the Oldtown Photo Calendar competition, and community members vote for their favorites
Buy a 2014 Oldtown Calendar for $15 at Bacon Free Library or by going to www.oldtowncalendar.org
Stop by Bacon Free Library and view a whole gallery of past winners for the Oldtown Photo Calendar Competition. Gorgeously matted and framed nature photos taken right here in our area along the narrowing Charles River.
Learn more about this photographer at
BACON FREE LIBRARY supports South Natick Art in the Park. This fine arts fair will be held at Shaw Park, at the intersection of Rt. 16 and Union Street, on the first Sunday of every month through October. Last year’s effort was well appreciated by community and local artists alike. This year’s events will feature local artisans, fresh flowers, antiques, artisanal food items, and performing artists. It’s a family friendly event with many activities for children. Patrons can walk around, enjoy the falls, and get lunch. The admission donation benefits Bacon Free Library. Needham High School art teacher and Natick resident Dianne Sullivan is again Coordinator of South Natick Art in the Park. Artists interested in participating should contact Ms. Sullivan email@example.com. Participating artists can be previewed at www.facebook.com/