Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


June 19, 2014

Out & AboutArt across ages at Memorial Hall Library

June is a special month for art installations at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. The inter-generational exhibit on the first floor features paintings created by five artists from The Center at Punchard (formerly Andover Senior Center) paired with ones by students from the Andover High School Art Club.

Through June 23, the display cases on Level 2 will continue to feature “The Bones Remain,” an interdisciplinary exhibit of clay bones created by students at Andover High School to honor and remember the victims of genocide worldwide.

The library is grateful to its community partners: The Center at Punchard, with special thanks to Lillian Palumbo and Karen Payne-Taylor for coordinating the exhibitors; and Andover High School teachers Teresa Consentino, faculty adviser for the Art Club; Dolores Dunning, Brendan Gibson and Erica Frisk for their help with the special exhibit.

The Art Club project is supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council. The Andover Fund for Education provided a generous grant to fund “The Bones Remain.”

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Bike & Build pedaling through Andover

This Saturday, 30 young adults with Bike & Build Inc., a national nonprofit committed to affordable housing, will be bicycling into Andover on their journey across the U.S., from Portland, Maine, to Santa Barbara, Calif., to raise money for the cause.

“We are deeply proud that Bike & Build has 265 riders this year who are so committed to the affordable housing cause that they are willing to raise much-needed funds and spend two months of their summer biking across this amazing country,” Bike & Build’s director of operations and outreach Justin Villere said in a release. “Bike & Build provides the opportunity; it is the riders who make the impact on housing issues through our cycling trips.”

The group will be traveling for more than 10 weeks and will help to build affordable housing in 12 locations, including Portland, Fitchburg, Pittsfield and Columbus, Ohio. In order to participate in the trip, each rider, who range in age from 18 to 25, raised at least $4,500 to help cover costs and support affordable housing efforts nationwide.

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