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Community Turns Out for Library Reception

The Alternative Press.com Staff

Sunday, October 13, 2013 • 4:07pm

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The Gallery at Scotch Plains Public Library launched a new season of exhibits with an exhibition by local artists Vicki Parker and Leeza Hernandez.   More than sixty children and adults packed the gallery for a reception last week for Dogs: A Show for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

The last-minute addition of a group of paintings and acrylics by local resident Ernesto Hernandez, plus a wall devoted to portrayals of our residents’ pets were enthusiastically received. Library artists’ receptions are offered by the exhibitors and their friends. Dogs will run through October 29 during regular library hours. See the library's web site for upcoming shows: http://www.scotlib.org

Leeza Hernandez, award-winning author and illustrator, had a children’s story time and activity at 11 am for children and a free workshop at 1 pm for adults.

Vicki Parker, artist and dog rescue advocate, will offer a free dog-themed jewelry making workshop for teens and adults on Wednesday, October 23 at 6 pm. Materials will be provided, but participants may bring in a one inch round picture of their favorite canine, if they choose to include it in their creations. Registration is required.

All programs at the library are free. To register for the adult and teen workshops, please call or email the library: (908) 322-5007 x204 or library@scotlib.org.

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