Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Arts/Entertainment

November 21, 2013

Out & About:

European sojourn at Alpers Fine Art

No time for a getaway to Europe? Alpers Fine Art is offering the next best thing at its Main Street gallery with its multi-artist exhibit, “New Views of the Old World.”

Visitors are invited to take in the villages and sun-drenched countrysides of Provence, get acquainted with intimate Parisian neighborhoods, soak in the rugged shores of the Greek Island and admire the classical splendor of Rome’s architectural monuments.

Pieces depicting Portuguese fishing towns, the interior valleys of Italy, the grandeur of Madrid’s Plaza Mayor, quiet Spanish cafés and Ireland’s prehistoric granite megaliths round out the display.

The exhibit is on display through Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the new gallery location at 96 Main St. Owner Peter Alpers invites people to browse at their leisure, with their dogs and strollers in tow and coffee in hand if they like.

Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 978-760-1829, email alpers2@verizon.net or visit www.alpersfineartonline.com for more.

Andover’s ‘Legendary Locals’

Andover Townsman columnist Bill Dalton and his wife, Katharine, will be sharing the stories of their new book, “Legendary Locals of Andover,” at a reading and book signing on Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St.

The book highlights close to 200 of Andover’s most famous — and infamous — men and women who made their mark beginning before the town’s incorporation to the present day, with an emphasis on the people of the 20th and 21st century.

Admission to the reading and signing is free. Call Andover Bookstore at 978-475-0143 for more on the event. Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com for more on the book.

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