Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 27, 2014

Out & About: Local duo keep Celtic beat going

Andover musicians Terri and George Kelley will treat listeners to Celtic melodies for the next free concert in their Lawrence Public Library series on Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m. at the Lawrence library, 51 Essex St.

The Kelleys will be joined by guest performers. The concert is sponsored by The Irish Foundation and presented by the Friends of Lawrence Public Library. For more information, call 978-683-8222.

Town artist lends talents to ‘Extravaganza’

Andover artist Karla Cook joins 17 other artists and artisan this weekend for Saltbox Gallery in Topsfield’s 26th Spring Art Show and Sale dubbed “Extravaganza.”

Cook’s works on display include a thick-haired canine named Bruno and a smooth-haired pooch named Isis. A lifelong painter, she has earned her membership in the prestigious Rockport Art Association and is jurying into Saltbox Gallery as a guest artist.

The show takes place in Coolidge Hall at Topsfield Fairgrounds on Route 1. It opens Friday, March 28, with an artists reception from 7 to 9 p.m. and continues Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more, visit or call Karyl at 978-468-1028.

‘States of Nature’ at Alpers Fine Art

Alpers Fine Art at 96 Main St. in downtown Andover is presenting “States of Nature,” an exhibit of original land- and seascapes by three New England artists — Cara Gonier of Massachusetts, Susan Hunter Petree of Rhode Island and Christopher Volpe of New Hampshire.

The show, which features 44 paintings, marks all three artists’ first full-scale exhibit in Andover, gallery owner Peter Alpers says. It runs through May 4.

An artists reception is planned for Saturday, April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Alpers at 978-760-1829 or visit

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