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Franklin Art Association to Hold Meeting October 6th

The Franklin Art Association will hold its second in-person meeting of the new season at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6th.  We are fortunate to welcome as our special guest demonstrator Deborah L. Friedman, who has gained acclaim and won numerous awards for her beautiful and lifelike studies using colored pencil as her artistic medium.

Friedman earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. and has received prestigious fellowships to several artists’ colonies, as well as numerous awards for her work, most recently the Dorothy Berberis Memorial Award at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Exhibition in 2019 and the DerWent/MacPherson’s Art Award for Exceptional Merit at the Colored Pencil Society of America 26th International Exhibition in 2018.

“Whether it’s finding the wings of a luna moth in my garden, growing vegetables in my community garden, or observing catbirds and great blue herons at the pond near my house,” says Deborah, “I am constantly amazed by the natural world and strive to pass on some of this beauty and joy in my artwork.” This has led to totally unexpected and new imagery, most notable being stones placed in clear glass containers and filled with water. The concepts presented by the distortion of glass, light, color, shadow and shape continue to fascinate the artist and provide endless challenges.

Our meetings, held at the Franklin Senior Center (10 Daniel McCahill Street, Franklin), are free and open to the public.  In accordance with public health guidelines attendees will be expected to wear facemasks.  They are also live-streamed via Zoom for those unable to join us in person.  The Zoom link is