Franklin Art Association's "Spring Awakening"

Announcement for the Annual Spring Members Show: "Spring Awakening"

The beautiful and active community Jeanne D. Hill Room of the Norfolk Public Library located at 139 Main Street in Norfolk, MA, will be the setting for The Franklin Art Association's "Spring Awakening" art exhibition on view from May 12th through June 2nd. The exhibition features original artworks using a wide range of creative styles and techniques created by the Association members. Viewers are encouraged to attend the free Opening Reception which will be held on Saturday, May 12th, from 1-4 pm, and meet the participating artists.

Over 75 works of art will be exhibited and available for sale. "This is very exciting to be collaborating with the Norfolk Public Library to showcase the work of many of our talented artist members," states Janyce Conklin, Exhibition Chairperson for the show. To date, there are over 100 members at the Franklin Art Association. "The FAA is a wonderful forum to exhibit, sell work and meet new artist friends" said Jean Blake White, President of the FAA and a resident of Franklin.

Judging for this year's awards will be done by Dianne Panarelli Miller who is a highly recognized New England based painter. Trained in the "Boston School" tradition, she is versatile with oil painting featuring landscape and portrait subjects. She is well known on the South Shore and is a signature member of the "New England Plein Air Painters" as well as a Copley Artist" at the Copley Society in Boston and a member of the Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America. Dianne has received many awards locally and nationally in the twenty eight years she has been painting and is represented in many fine galleries as well as in hundreds of private collections.

About the Franklin Art Association:

For almost forty years, the Franklin Art Association (FAA) has been dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts and preservation of the finest artistic traditions by means of exhibitions, classes, lectures, and other activities favorable to artistic expression, and to the development of friendly exchanges amongst artists and those interested in the arts. As a nonprofit, tax exempt organization, the FAA serves its members and community with a variety of fine art programs and events. The FAA is supported in part by a grant received from the Franklin Cultural Council, a local agency that awards funds received from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to promote community based programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. For more information on the Franklin Art Association and its programs and activities, please contact Jean Blake White at (508) 520-6927 and, or visit the Association's web site at
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