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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

January's Exhibit

Artwork by Donna Silverberg.

The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to host local artists Donna Silverberg and John Ferrara during the month of January. An artists' reception will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library. All welcome!

Artist Donna Silverberg has been interested in artmaking since she could hold a crayon, and it has continued to be a lifelong passion. Donna has worked with textiles, metal, and many other art media, and currently works primarily in drawing media and paint. She has taught art classes at all levels, from pre-k to college, in public school and at other organizations.
Donna earned a BFA at Syracuse University and a Masters at Clark University. Her inspiration comes from nature and natural forms and textures, and references 3-D tactile qualities in 2-D form. Every work is for her both a learning experience and an expressive work.

Over more than a 60-year career in the arts, John Ferrara has worked in book illustration, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, photography, theater arts, and has designed Playbill covers. He worked in all aspects of standard and proprietary graphic techniques, often using traditional media in nontraditional ways. He is well known for his many portraits that mirror the human condition.
John has exhibited extensively, including at the Boston Public Library, public libraries in Springfield and New Haven, at Pratt Institute, M.I.T., at several other colleges and many other venues. He is presently showing his work in a revolving exhibit at the Gallery at 12 Crane in Southbridge.
Born in 1932, John attended Pratt Institute and is a Navy veteran. He has lived in Central Massachusetts for more than 50 years and presently lives in Southbridge, Massachusetts. 
The exhibit at the Jacob Edwards Library illustrates just a small sample of some of his works with an Asian theme. Some of his other works include portraits and posters of famous artists and musicians, baseball players, great literature, and historic periods. See more of John's work at:
Sponsored by Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library.

Artwork by John Ferrara.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • William Bullard Photographs, part II (February)
  • Women's Arts & Crafts Show (March)
  • Stephanie Cyr: Fine Lettered Poetry (April)
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