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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April Art show features new work by Linden O’Ryan (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - Thu. 1 May, 2014 10:00 am)

BAR HARBOR — New work by Linden O’Ryan will be on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor during regular library hours.           She calls the show “Because It Delighted Me!” The pieces on display were started in the "creative expression workshops" she hosted last year at her gallery, which offered an hour each of movement to music, a creative art project, and an hour of creative writing. What emerged was a series of watercolors featuring Ms. O’Ryan’s signature color and whimsy on black backgrounds. They will be debuted at the Jesup. The show moves to the Blue Hill Co-op in May. “My art sources from the themes of creativity, playfulness, nature, inspiration and gratitude, which weave their way through my work,” she says. Ms. O’Ryan has a gallery in Southwest Harbor which opens in June for its 12th season. She settled in Southwest Harbor in 1985 after traveling and living around the world. For the last 12 years she has been working in watercolors creating paintings, cards with original writings, and a postcard book called “Sunlit Thoughts.” Her work can be found in many galleries throughout Maine.   For more information about Ms. O’Ryan’s work, visit www.lindenoryan.com. For more information about her show at the Jesup contact Laura Edwards at the library, at [email protected] or 207-288-4245.

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 5:30 pm - Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 8:30 pm)

If you have a passion for caring for others and if you're looking for a way to make a difference in people's lives, you should consider becoming a Beacon Hospice volunteer. Our approach to care creates an environment of hope, comfort and dignity for both the patient and their families. Our patient centered approach extends through our volunteers as a helping hand and calming presence can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. Our spring training will be held at the Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden in conjunction with the adult education program. Class will be 7 consecutive Thursdays starting April 10 to May 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Roanne Austin, LSw?vc @ 942.2920.

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