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Exhibitions and Displays

The Library welcomes the opportunity to provide local artists the opportunity to exhibit their works to the general public.  Exhibits include a wide range of media and content thus reflecting the diversity and the vibrancy of the artistic community in Southbridge and Central Massachusetts.

Current Exhibitions and Displays

April's Exhibit
Lynda Shoup: Regeneration

 "Modern life is rife with obstacles to self actualization. Time, money, commitments, the expectations of others, are only some of the barriers to fulfilling our own life purposes. Then there are the wounds we sustain as a matter of course in the act of living. Wounds which can fester and grow instead of healing.

Regeneration is a reflection of my belief in the possibility of not only healing, but transformation rendering us more capable, fully healed, as strong as ever with a deepened perspective and determination to make the world a better place.

In creating the works for Regeneration, I used materials which would generally have been destined for the trash and used them along with carefully curated materials to create works which speak to the ability of the human spirit to change, to deepen and to thrive."

Lynda Shoup is a mixed media artist who makes paper, art journals, collage, handmade books, printing and fiber arts. Her work often uses recycled materials and focuses on how disparate materials and ideas can be combined to create harmony.

Lynda studied art at the Munson Williams Proctor School of Fine and Performing Arts and Utica College for a year before transferring to Western Connecticut State University. After earning her B.A. in Communications she lived in Tokyo, Japan where she taught English Language and worked as a copy editor for Japan Publications Trading Company in the Japanese traditional crafts division. She translated three books The Joy of Flower Arranging, Rice Bowl Recipes and The Joy of Antique Beading. Her free time was spent learning the traditional arts of Japanese dance, flower arranging, kimono, cooking and origami. 

She later earned her Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University and worked as an elementary school librarian in Southbridge, Massachusetts for more than ten years. Lynda currently is serving on Gwen Lafleur’s Artist Tribe Design Team and Arnold Grummer’s Design Team.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Wild Vine Studios (May)
  • Artful Friends Raffle (June)
  • Mario Quiroz (September)
  • Debra Horan (October)
  • Eric Rutman (November)
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