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Dedham Reads Together 2024: Museums All Around Us presented in partnership with Dedham Art Association

Dedham Art Association Two-Person Exhibit

2024-05-09 00:00:00 2024-05-09 23:59:00 America/New_York Dedham Art Association Two-Person Exhibit View this exhibit featuring the artwork of Dedham residents and Dedham Art Association members in celebration of Dedham Reads 2024: Museums All Around Us from April 1-May 9, 2024. Main Library -

Thursday, May 09
All day

Add to Calendar 2024-05-09 00:00:00 2024-05-09 23:59:00 America/New_York Dedham Art Association Two-Person Exhibit View this exhibit featuring the artwork of Dedham residents and Dedham Art Association members in celebration of Dedham Reads 2024: Museums All Around Us from April 1-May 9, 2024. Main Library -

View this exhibit featuring the artwork of Dedham residents and Dedham Art Association members in celebration of Dedham Reads 2024: Museums All Around Us from April 1-May 9, 2024.

For all ages; no registration is required. Please email Brittany with questions about this, and any other, Dedham Reads Together 2024: Museums All Around Us event.


About the Artists:

Gianna Bird (artwork on display in the Main Library Children's Room)

Gianna Bird headsot"Hi! I am an artist, maker, problem solver, and teacher, with a strong interest in how things work. After a lifetime of crafting, 25 years of silversmithing, and a deep love of nature, watercolor has become my lasting obsession. In 2011 I began taking classes from local artists, Imadiel Ariel and Nan Rumpf, and my life was changed. I love watercolor for so many reasons, but I think it’s mainly for its challenge. Every time I pick up the brush, I have to be ready and present for whatever adventure, and surprise, is coming. A few years ago, I began working at the Dedham Library, offering programs for adults, and although I didn't feel like I knew quite enough to teach watercolor, I knew that if you really want to learn something, teach it! So, I taught beginner watercolor classes during the pandemic and these classes are still going. I have learned so much! Joining the Dedham Art Association has also helped me broaden my learning, through the wonderful demos and talks that have been offered, and the plein air events I've been fortunate to attend.” 

Gianna has participated in Dedham Art Association (DAA) events including plein air painting outdoors and is the liaison between the Dedham Public Library and the DAA. She is a Dedham resident.

Ready to Go by Gianna Bird                                                                                                                        

"Ready to go" watercolor by Gianna Bird 

Sheila Davis (artwork on Display in the Main Library piano space)

Sheila Davis headshot“I have been involved in the art world all my life, both professionally and personally. I taught Elementary School Art in Needham for 24 years, then Middle School Art for 3 years and I continue to be a representational artist showing work throughout New England. I feel very fortunate to have a passion and love for painting and have taken advantage of many educational opportunities. I attribute many of my accomplishments to the creative path I have taken. As a painter, I work with oil paint and soft pastels. Although oil sometimes feels more professionally acceptable, I am more partial to pastel for the vibrancy and complexity that can be achieved layering the color. Having spent many years on the Maine coast, I am often drawn to ocean and marsh themes. I love the challenge of capturing the color, light, and movement. I seem to waver between power and peacefulness. I remain very grateful to have my art.” 

Sheila is a resident of Dedham and is an active member of the Dedham Art Association having participated in plein air outdoor workshops.

Birches by Sheila Davis

"Birches" oil painting by Sheila Davis

About Dedham Art Association:

The Dedham Art Association is committed to making art accessible to all, and enriching communities with art for the public and providing a community of art for its members. DAA has a long history of over 30 years as a non-profit in the local area. Based in Dedham, a number of towns are represented by Dedham Art Association membership. Members are artists of all experience levels and non-artists who appreciate art. The community accessibility, educational focus and welcoming culture make it possible for DAA to continue to grow and thrive. DAA provides time and support for local art projects and local causes.

DAA welcomes all artists and non-artists as members and foster a friendly atmosphere for networking and fulfillment through art. Become a member or connect with Dedham Art Association at DedhamArtAssociation.com or on Facebook


Dedham Reads Together is a collaborative annual initiative presented by Dedham Public Library, Dedham Public Schools, and Dedham Library Innovation Team to promote literacy and community in Dedham, MA through shared reads and activities.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Dedham Reads | Arts & Crafts |

Main Library

Phone: 781-751-9284

Hours
We're closed Monday May 27 due to the observance of Memorial Day.
Mon, May 27 Closed
(the observance of Memorial Day.)
Tue, May 28 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 29 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 30 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 31 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 Closed

About the branch

The Main Library is located on Church Street in Dedham Square. In addition to traditional library material, the Main Library also houses town archives, the Dedham Collection.

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 28, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Children's Room
You’re never too young for the library!
Registration is now closed

Tue, May 28, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library
You’re never too young for the library!
Registration is now closed

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
Registration is now closed

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area
Join Miss Lisa and friends as we sing, dance,... more
Join Miss Lisa and friends as we sing, dance, shake, and move, adding in a story or two!

Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Teen Space
It’s a game made up of other games, played by... more
It’s a game made up of other games, played by Mario, Peach, Luigi and company.

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room
Knit one, purl two… wait, that's knitting!

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Teen Space
THIS SESSION IS FULL.
Registration is now closed

Fri, May 31, All day
Virtual Event
Make sure to get your reviews in!

Fri, May 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Children's Room
Hands on play is the best kind of play!

Sat, Jun 01, All day
Virtual Event
Get ready to read with this month's prompt!

Sat, Jun 01, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library
Come to the Friends of the Library Book Sale and... more
Come to the Friends of the Library Book Sale and find the very best titles to transport, educate or thrill you! We also have a wonderful assortment of children's and young adult books.

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Main Lawn,Children's Room
Reading is more fun with a four-legged friend!

Mon, Jun 03, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Join us every Monday for live music and singing... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 9:30 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Mon, Jun 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area,Back Lawn
Join us every Monday for live music and singing... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 11 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Mon, Jun 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Endicott Branch
Get free books and free snacks! Pick up your copy... more
Get free books and free snacks! Pick up your copy of Four Eyes by Rex Ogle.

Tue, Jun 04, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Children's Room,Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Jun 04, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
June is national Pride month!

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Piano Space
Bring on the color!

Mon, Jun 10, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Join us every Monday for live music and singing... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 9:30 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Mon, Jun 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area,Back Lawn
Join us every Monday for live music and singing... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 11 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Tue, Jun 11, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Children's Room,Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Jun 11, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Jun 11, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
June is national Pride month!

Wed, Jun 12, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Library
The Friends of the Library’s monthly board... more
The Friends of the Library’s monthly board meeting. Everyone is welcome!

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Piano Space
The Memory Café at Dedham Public Library is a... more
The Memory Café at Dedham Public Library is a welcoming, interactive place for individuals and families living with memory changes.

Mon, Jun 17, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Join us every Monday for live music and singing... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 9:30 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area,Back Lawn
Join us every Monday for live music and singing... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 11 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Tue, Jun 18, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Children's Room,Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Jun 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
June is national Pride month!

Wed, Jun 19, All day
Main Library
The Library is closed in observance of the holiday

Fri, Jun 21, 9:00am - 10:15am
Main Library
The library will have a delayed opening due to a... more
The library will have a delayed opening due to a staff meeting.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
Discover a new way of learning the world’s... more
Discover a new way of learning the world’s greatest board game. No Stress Chess is a chess teacher unlike any other.

Mon, Jun 24, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Join us every Monday for live music and singing... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 9:30 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area,Back Lawn
Join us every Monday for live music and singing... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 11 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Tue, Jun 25, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Children's Room,Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Jun 25, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
June is national Pride month!

Wed, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Zoom,Piano Space
Join us for this month’s musical adventure with... more
Join us for this month’s musical adventure with pianist Michael Leidig!

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Children's Room
Join Friend of the Library, Dick Pierce, for 30... more
Join Friend of the Library, Dick Pierce, for 30 minutes of your favorite family-friendly songs.