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Downstairs Gallery
“Oils, in Retrospect” Paintings by Alfred Perry
October 1 – November 3, 2018
Artist’s Talk on Sat. October 20th, 2:00-4:00pm

Ashland resident Al Perry has had a long and distinguished career as an artist. He received his BFA degree in painting from Mass. College of Art in 1953. For the past 65 years, he has worked as a senior graphic designer, illustrator, painter, and fine arts teacher in addition to doing fine arts restoration and research. Perry equally enjoys doing Impressionistic oil painting, abstract
painting and collage. His impressionist work focuses on the beauty of our natural world as seen in landscapes, seascapes and still lifes. His paintings and collages have been represented in galleries in New England and New York as well as in private and corporate collections. For the past 10 years Al Perry has called Ashland his home and continues his love of painting.

Perry states “Having fun while insisting on really being serious is the most important part of my work. I’m calling upon the viewer to exercise their sense of discovery.”



Upstairs Display Case

“The Art of Quilling” Quilling Card Company
August 30 – October 20, 20188


Quilling is the ancient Egyptian art of rolled, shaped, and glued paper that results in creating a unified, decorative design. The art of quilling has been around for centuries, with a remarkably varied historical background spanning across the continents. Quilling Card Company has embraced this beautiful art form and is proud to have become the premier source of preserving and sharing this lovely lost art.



Downstairs Conference Room

On extended loan, in the downstairs conference room, are the photographs by Bill Horsman, a commercial and fine art photographer who has exhibited in the library and currently has his studio in downtown Ashland. A very fine exhibit featuring Bill’s creative photographic imagery of water and window reflections.

If you are a collector and would like to share your collection with the Library community by exhibiting all or part of it in the locked display case near the main circulation desk, please contact Larry DeJong at leftaris@gmail.com. Leave a short message and a way to contact you and he will follow up with you.