Open Paint – Sat May 4 2019

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out!

We have a super-cool series show in the gallery right now. Come on in and soak in its beauty!

Series Art Show

Lisa will have her camera with her, so if you’d like her to take photos of your artwork for use on Instagram and other promotions, bring it on in. She could do short videos of you painting, too, which is always fun to post :).

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Saturdays at the gallery include an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.


Open Paint – Sat Apr 27 2019

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out!

We have a super-cool series show in the gallery right now. Come on in and soak in its beauty!

Series Art Show

Lisa will be at Barnes & Noble for the day, overseeing the Authorstock event. So Carol Frieswick will be hanging at the gallery from 10-noon. Pam Siderewicz, perhaps with Dennis Smith lending a hand, will be there from noon to 3pm. Come on out to get tips for painting. If you want, bring in what you’re working on for the upcoming Spring Show and get suggestions!

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Saturdays at the gallery include an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.




Authorstock Spring 2019 Part IV: Sun 3-6

It’s Spring Authorstock time! This fantastic weekend is all about being inspired. Come meet local authors. Learn more about the worlds they’ve created. Find out how to overcome writer’s block and to get through the publishing process.

Whatever questions you’ll have, we’ll have answers for you! Learn, grow, and reach your dreams!

Location:
Millbury Barnes & Noble
Blackstone Valley Shoppes
Millbury, MA

There will be five authors available for discussion during Part 3 of Authorstock. This will be held on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm

These authors are:

Sheryl Kimball
Sheryl Lynn Kimball enjoys writing stories about friendship and things that go bump in the night. She is currently working on a YA series centered around an enchanted book that appears to two best friends and leads them on a ghostly witch-filled adventure.

She is also working on a sequel to Honor The Rising Sun, as well as a book series of personal essays about her experience with binge eating disorder, and several other half-finished projects she has accumulated over the years. Stay tuned!

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/honor-the-rising-sun-sheryl-lynn-kimball/1123803344

Mary Ann Mayer
Mary Ann Mayer’s most recent collection is Salt & Altitudes (Finishing Line Press, 2014).  Her poems, essays, and translations have been widely published.  Her honors include the GrubStreet “Blue Period” Poetry Prize, a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant, and Massachusetts Book Award and Pushcart Prize nominations.  She has been a finalist for the May Sarton New Hampshire Book Award. 

Mary Ann is an editor for Crosswinds Poetry Journal and volunteers with the Ocean State poets, promoting poetry in underserved communities.  She was raised in Rhode Island.

Newly retired from her occupational therapy practice, she divides her time between Sharon, MA and Franconia, NH.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kissing-the-shuttle-mary-ann-mayer/1128940757

Website: http://www.oceanstatepoets.org/mary-ann-mayer.html

Robbin Miller
Robbin Miller is a mother of EJ who attended a structured playgroup in early intervention when he was five months old. Though EJ screened out to be eligible for early intervention as a baby, Robbin wanted EJ to participate in an active playgroup that focused on building social, cognitive, and fine and motor gross skills development with other babies with/out disabilities.

Robbin is also a licensed mental health counselor in private practice and serves as an adjunct faculty member for a local community college. Robbin is also married as she dedicates her picture book to her husband, EJ, and to her mother who passed away from cancer.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/three-best-friends-robbin-w-miller/1126630086

Lily Penter
Lily Penter is a retired software engineer and a native New Englander.

Lily lives in Massachusetts with her husband, a Bernese Mountain dog (partly) and a spotted alley cat.

She has two grown children and is fortunate enough to live only three miles from her delightfully perfect granddaughter.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-green-bough-lily-z-penter/1127538751

Phil Strangolagalli
This is Phil Strangolagalli’s first book and it was never planned.

Phil is recently married to his beautiful wife, Kathryn (the real Wonder Woman) and they don’t live far from the Daily Bugle. In Phil’s spare time you can find him taking long walks in the movie theater, teaching his wife about the complexity of film, and talking to strangers.

Phil is excited for how this book will reveal to you a side of Jesus that he believes people must know—an intimate, fun, actually very real God.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jesus-loves-movies-phil-strangolagalli/1129615689

Paula Sullivan
A former newspaper reporter and business owner, she has been researching the subject of happiness for the past several years. Pouring over hundreds of books covering everything from ancient teachings to modern scientific studies, she believes the answer to attaining true and long-lasting happiness lies in the images people hold in their subconscious minds.

After years of dedicated study, she has developed her own unique style of visualizations. Simply Being Happy is her guidebook to teach others the techniques for replacing their negative images with new, bright, and powerful ones to create more happiness in their lives.

Paula and her husband, Jim, have been married for twenty-three years and have three grown children. They reside in Blackstone, Massachusetts.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/simply-being-happy-paula-sullivan/1127248094

Come on by the Millbury Barnes & Noble on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 from 12 noon to 3pm to meet these talented authors!

Here’s the facebook page for this group of authors and their event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/575303599622654/


The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to be associated with Authorstock! Whether you’re a reader, aspiring author, or artist, be sure to stop by! Mention Authorstock on checkout and a portion of your proceeds benefit the BVAA!

Share the news with family and friends!

Be sure to explore all four parts of AuthorStock:

Part 1 – Sat Apr 27th 12-3pm
Part 2 – Sat Apr 27th 3-6pm
Part 3 – Sun Apr 28th 12-3pm
Part 4 – Sun Apr 28th 3-6pm


Authorstock Spring 2019 Part III: Sun 12-3

It’s Spring Authorstock time! This fantastic weekend is all about being inspired. Come meet local authors. Learn more about the worlds they’ve created. Find out how to overcome writer’s block and to get through the publishing process.

Whatever questions you’ll have, we’ll have answers for you! Learn, grow, and reach your dreams!

Location:
Millbury Barnes & Noble
Blackstone Valley Shoppes
Millbury, MA

There will be five authors available for discussion during Part 3 of Authorstock. This will be held on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 from 12 noon to 3pm.

These authors are:

Susan Brunell
Susan Brunell was born in Burbank, California. After moving to New England when she was a very young child she spent the remainder of her childhood in a small town in Massachusetts with her parents, her brother, and her sister. Susan currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, Stephen. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her daughter and grandson, along with her stepsons and granddaughter.

Susan has worked in the health care field in various capacities. She has spent most of her career working to help senior citizens and their families. She has a Bachelors degree in Social Services from Eastern Connecticut State University. She has co-facilitated a support group for Alzheimers caregivers, and she currently facilitates a parents grief support group.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dragonfly-spirit-susan-brunell/1127858907

Visit her website: https://www.facebook.com/susan.brunell.3

Danny Cavazza

Right from Sally Sue’s chair she explores a Wacky World that reminds her of herself, different and bold. She finds strength to stay true to herself even when the kids in her world have tried to change her.

Children will not only be able to relate but they can also use this perspective to navigate through their own feelings of being different and quirky. Adult readers may also find this book encouraging and helpful.

This whimsical world is inspiring and so is Sally Sue.

https://www.amazon.com/Sally-Wacky-World-Danny-Cavazza-ebook/dp/B07MC9KVQ5/

David T. Lee

Fifteen year-old David T. Lee wrote and illustrated his 1st chapter book at age 7 (4,500 words with his own illustrations). He completed his 5-book sci-fi series by age 12. His action-packed chapter books inspire kids to read and a few to write their own stories.

In 2012, President Obama signed a thank you letter for David when the President received David’s 1st book as a gift.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/danny-and-the-portal-of-the-world-david-lee/1112503090

Visit his website: http://booksrfun.infomages.com/

Laura T. Lee

Thirteen year-old Laura T. Lee self-published her 1st young adult novel at age 10 (62,000 words). She completed her trilogy by age 12. Laura’s action-packed fantasy novels inspire kids to read and write their own stories.

Laura has been sharing her writing journey with kids and families through events organized by schools, public libraries, churches, community centers and local businesses (including Staples headquarters). Town newspapers and a Cable Access TV Channel interviewed her and shared her success story.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/two-worlds-laura-t-lee/1130777798

Visit her website: http://booksrfun.infomages.com/

Charlie Smith

I learned the coping strategies I teach to others to help me deal with the trauma in my life be it recent or 30+ years ago, because we may be able shut the doors on our past and we may be able to block them out of our thoughts, we may even be able to take medication to ease the pain.

But, in order to truly overcome the trauma in your lives, and in my own life, is to have long term solutions through meditation, positive thinking, confidence building talking with someone you can trust, and other grounding techniques and coping skills; not just band-aids to cover up the wounds.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/operation-mr-charles-r-smith/1124843390

Come on by the Millbury Barnes & Noble on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 from 12 noon to 3pm to meet these talented authors!

Here’s the facebook page for this group of authors and their event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/575303599622654/


The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to be associated with Authorstock! Whether you’re a reader, aspiring author, or artist, be sure to stop by! Mention Authorstock on checkout and a portion of your proceeds benefit the BVAA!

Share the news with family and friends!

Be sure to explore all four parts of AuthorStock:

Part 1 – Sat Apr 27th 12-3pm
Part 2 – Sat Apr 27th 3-6pm
Part 3 – Sun Apr 28th 12-3pm
Part 4 – Sun Apr 28th 3-6pm


Authorstock Spring 2019 Part II: Sat 3-6

It’s Spring Authorstock time! This fantastic weekend is all about being inspired. Come meet local authors. Learn more about the worlds they’ve created. Find out how to overcome writer’s block and to get through the publishing process.

Whatever questions you’ll have, we’ll have answers for you! Learn, grow, and reach your dreams!

Location:
Millbury Barnes & Noble
Blackstone Valley Shoppes
Millbury, MA

There will be four authors available for discussion during Part 2 of Authorstock. This will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm.

These authors are:

Mandi Lynn

Mandi Lynn published her first novel when she was seventeen. The author of Essence, I am Mercy and She’s Not Here, Mandi spends her days continuing to write and creating YouTube videos to help other writers achieve their dreams of seeing their books published. Mandi is the creator of AuthorTube Academy, a course that teaches authors how to grow their presence on YouTube and find loyal readers.

When she’s not creating, you can find Mandi exploring her backyard or getting lost in the woods.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-am-mercy-mandi-lynn/1122788725

Visit her website: https://mandilynn.com/

Alyssa Malmquist
Alyssa Lynn Malmquist was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has always considered herself a creative, expressing herself through theater, fashion, web design, social media, and, eventually her most powerful form of expression, writing.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/put-the-damn-phone-down-alissa-lynn-malmquist/1129298285

Visit her website: https://www.alyssamalmquist.com/

Shelley Rivelli
Shelley Rivelli believes that nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:38–39) and that it is in this very love that we are clothed in strength and dignity. Sharing your story is what connects us, and that is what Shelley has done.

Through transparency, laughter, and some tears, Shelley brings you through her journey. 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/strength-and-dignity-shelley-rivelli/1130043370

Visit her website: http://shelleyrivelli.com

Lisa Shea
Lisa Shea is the author of over 350 fiction and non-fiction books. This Sutton-based mystery series, beginning with Aspen Allegations, is written a chapter a day, covering one month in time. The books release for a different month each year.

They follow the gently winding explorations of a woman who adores yoga, nature, meditation, and bringing compassion to a troubled world.

There are currently six books in this storyline. Book seven in this series will be released soon.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/aspen-allegations-a-sutton-massachusetts-mystery-lisa-shea/1120037006

Visit her website: http://lisashea.com

Come on by the Millbury Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 3-6pm to meet these talented authors!

Here’s the facebook page for this group of authors and their event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/875786109441380/


The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to be associated with Authorstock! Whether you’re a reader, aspiring author, or artist, be sure to stop by! Mention Authorstock on checkout and a portion of your proceeds benefit the BVAA!

Share the news with family and friends!

Be sure to explore all four parts of AuthorStock:

Part 1 – Sat Apr 27th 12-3pm
Part 2 – Sat Apr 27th 3-6pm
Part 3 – Sun Apr 28th 12-3pm
Part 4 – Sun Apr 28th 3-6pm


Authorstock Spring 2019 Part I: Sat 12-3

It’s Spring Authorstock time! This fantastic weekend is all about being inspired. Come meet local authors. Learn more about the worlds they’ve created. Find out how to overcome writer’s block and to get through the publishing process.

Whatever questions you’ll have, we’ll have answers for you! Learn, grow, and reach your dreams!

Location:
Millbury Barnes & Noble
Blackstone Valley Shoppes
Millbury, MA

There will be four authors available for discussion during Part 1 of Authorstock. This will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 12 noon to 3pm.

These authors are:

Darlene Corbett
Darlene Corbett is a Professional Speaker, Author and Licensed Therapist/Coach. Her expertise is helping people get “Unstuck.” Darlene is a high-content speaker with an engaging style. Audiences leave with much enthusiasm and the tools to begin the process of getting unstuck.

She believes it is a privilege to be able to serve people one-on-one as well as to a larger audience. 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stop-depriving-the-world-of-you-darlene-corbett/1127659751

Visit her website: https://darlenecorbett.com/

Susan Lubner
Susan Lubner is the author of two middle grade novels, including LIZZY AND THE GOOD LUCK GIRL (RP Kids/Hachette 2018), and three picture books (Abrams 2005, 2006, 2008). Her work has been published in Spider Magazine and Highlights for Children.

She lives with her husband in Massachusetts. They have two grown daughters and one giant poodle, Bailey Blue. 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lizzy-and-the-good-luck-girl-susan-lubner/1128113191

Visit her website: https://www.susanlubner.com/

Christine Beauchaine
Christine Beauchaine works at a daycare and spends her days with toddlers. She is also a yoga teacher, life coach, advocate, and blogger. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, and an assortment of rescue pets.

Christine is the author of Lost and Found at the Bowl-O-Drome and Winds of Providence: A Novel of the Hurricane of ’38.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/winds-of-providence-christine-wheeler-beauchaine/1124476741

Visit her website: https://forcesofchaos.blogspot.com/

Rebecca Sosny
Rebecca has been teaching preschool for over 25 years and she currently teaches for Promise Early Education.

In her spare time she enjoys painting, spending time with her granddaughter, her family and the love of her life, her Perry.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-little-lost-fairy-rebecca-sosny/1130172163

Visit her website: https://www.facebook.com/liitlelostfairy/

Come on by the Millbury Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 12-3pm to meet these talented authors!

Here’s the facebook page for this group of authors and their event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/875786109441380/


The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to be associated with Authorstock! Whether you’re a reader, aspiring author, or artist, be sure to stop by! Mention Authorstock on checkout and a portion of your proceeds benefit the BVAA!

Share the news with family and friends!

Be sure to explore all four parts of AuthorStock:

Part 1 – Sat Apr 27th 12-3pm
Part 2 – Sat Apr 27th 3-6pm
Part 3 – Sun Apr 28th 12-3pm
Part 4 – Sun Apr 28th 3-6pm


Open Paint and Instagram – Sat Apr 20 2019

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out!

It’s International Circus Day! Come on in to draw or paint an elephant, a tent, or whatever else comes to mind! Or do your own thing. That’s fine, too!

We have a super-cool series show in the gallery right now. Come on in and soak in its beauty!

Series Art Show

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

We’ll also do a casual drop-in workshop in Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other main social networks. If you’ve got one you’d like to learn more about, stop on in and we’ll lend a hand.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, April 20, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Saturdays at the gallery include an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.


BVAA Gallery at the Grafton Inn – Apr 2019

The Blackstone Valley Art Association maintains a gallery of artwork in the main floor of the Grafton Inn in Grafton, Massachusetts.

The artists currently represented include Carol Frieswick, Bob Evans, Bonnie Frederico, Bill Witherell, John Randall, Linda DeFeudis, Bob See, and Lisa Shea.

Let us know if you’re interested in purchasing a piece!

https://thegraftoninnma.com/


Celebrating Uxbridge – Sat June 1 2019

Uxbridge, MA was settled way back in 1662. Did you know it was once part of Mendon? Uxbridge is famous for providing rights to the very first colonial woman voter, Lydia Taft! And a feisty Uxbridge woman, Deborah Sampson, posed as a man to fight in the American Revolution!

Celebrate that spirit of all that makes Uxbridge amazing on Saturday, June 1st, 2019. We’re turning downtown Uxbridge into a festival of music, artwork, gifts, laughter, and much, much more. There’ll be a DJ, live paintings, origami, and adventure! Local authors will be signing books! All ages welcome, and it’s free!

When:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
Downtown Uxbridge
Our art gallery is at
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Invite family and friends! Bring everyone out to celebrate the cultural center which is Uxbridge!


Open Paint and Instagram – Sat Apr 13 2019



If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out!

We have a super-cool series show in the gallery right now. Come on in and soak in its beauty!

Series Art Show

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

We’ll also do a casual drop-in workshop in Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other main social networks. If you’ve got one you’d like to learn more about, stop on in and we’ll lend a hand.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, April 13, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Saturdays at the gallery include an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!