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.
Jacob Edwards library is pleased to host the work of local artist
Lauria Tiberii for the month of July. This month, we look at
sixteen paintings in the acrylic medium, painted by Lauria over the
past two years. Due to the closure of the Library, Lauria's work will
be featured on the JEL Facebook page throughout the month. Lauria will
be back to exhibit her work in person in July 2022.
Lauria Tiberii. "Venice, Italy." 2020. Acrylic on canvas. 16" x 20". $400.
was born and brought up in Southbridge, and live here still, with my
husband, Fred. We have two daughters: Ana Dougherty and her husband,
Craig who have three daughters, Emilia, Grace and Alysa; and Dr.
Natalie Stanley and her husband Jesse.
always had a natural talent to draw; even as a child, I remember making
my own paper dolls, and always had some creative cover pages for book
reports, and great illustrations in my notebooks! By the time I started
high school, I had heard of Christine O'Brien, an accomplished and
well-respected artist, who lived locally and who was giving art classes
in her home. I expressed an interest in this and my parents generously
obliged! So, I took lessons from Christine at her studio L'Átelier Christinethrough
my high school years, and it was she who told me about the Worcester
Art Museum School. She was kind enough to write a letter of
recommendation for application and I was accepted. While at the Museum
School, I majored in fine art, when most of my classmates were studying
commercial art. I don't regret that decision, even though I have not
made a living from my art. However, I have created many commissioned
works over the years, many being pet portraits which seem to be my
forte lately. I also paint "welcome" slates, which can be hung outside
on your home. I do most of my painting in the summer, since my "studio"
is a 3-season porch and has fabulous natural light. I work with acrylic
since my time and space is limited, and this media best for me.
Christine taught me how to paint with acrylics in an "oil style" since
acrylics are generally used for contemporary or hard-edge work; it was
quite a challenge to try to paint landscapes and portraits with them.
But, I think I've mastered it and now I can't imagine using anything
Many years ago I exhibited some of my work in local art shows, but this is my first solo exhibition, I hope you enjoy it.
art brings me joy, relaxation and a great sense of accomplishment;
especially after a particularly challenging piece. I become
very attached to my paintings, even those that are commissioned or
gifts. The feeling I get while I'm painting is almost magical, like
something else is guiding my hand, and I'm usually pleased with the
result. I take pride in my work and if others can get enjoyment from my
paintings, that is a bonus!
- DiBonaventura Family Show (August)
- Hispanic Heritage Month, Featuring the Work of ARTE New England (September)
- Joe Smith (October)