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Annual Student Art Show
MAY 6  –  JUNE 28

Raymond Welch, Maine Folk Artist 

and Terry Golson’s “Animals in Sweaters”

Born in Ohio, Raymond Welch moved with his family to Sanford and worked as a loom fixer and designer of carpet fabrics in  the Goodall-Sanford Textile Mills. He loved music and played bass in a band performing throughout  Northern New England. At age 43 he started experimenting in watercolor painting. In 1958, inspired by the primitive art of  Anna Mary Roberson, better-known as Grandma Moses, Welch started to paint in oils. He said, “I never copied anything. I just painted what’s in my head or in my memory.”  He had exhibits of his self-proclaimed “Primitive Art” in New York and Boston. He died in 1996 at age 81. 

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June 2024 Staff Picks

June 2024 Staff Picks

Looking for a great summer read? Try one of our recent favorites!Michelle: Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth Couldn't put it down!  Michele:...

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May Staff Picks

May Staff Picks

The days are getting longer, and that means more light to read with! Try one of our favorites. Michelle: Lucky Turtle by Bill Roorbach Cindra, a...

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Enjoy this collection of our favorite reads curated just for you!

Funny Story
You
Noisy Puddle : A Vernal Pool Through the Seasons
Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Coming Home
Darling Girls

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