Press Release

Arts Series: ‘Face to Face’ at Blue Hill library

BLUE HILL, Maine — The Blue Hill Public Library’s “Art Adventures” series continues at 7 p.m. on Thursday April 25, with “Face to Face.” This adventure is for anyone who has ever wished s/he knew how to draw a familiar beloved face or an intriguing face in a crowd. The guides for this month’s adventure will be well-known local artists Eileen Ahern and Paula Dougherty, who will each create a portrait of the same sitter.

Eileen has been interested in drawing people for as long as she can remember. Originally from southern Connecticut, she attended Antioch College and the Boston Museum School, graduating from Tufts University in 1978. Eileen moved to Blue Hill in 1995. Her work has been seen and collected nationally and internationally. She has worked in many media: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics and loves the challenge of creating a portrait.

Paula has drawn and painted portraits for more than 30 years. Studying art intensively in the New Jersey-New York area, including at the Art Institute of New York, she found that her love for people translated to a love of portraiture and figurative work. Her work has been shown in more than 38 venues locally including 16 solo exhibits and commissioned work. Paula works in pastels, ink and watercolor.

Paula and Eileen will talk about what they’re doing as they work and will answer questions and then assist audience members in drawing portraits. Pencils and paper will be provided. The workshop is free, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 374-5515

The “Art Adventures” series will continue on the 4th Thursday of most months through September, spotlighting an array of visual and performing arts from photography and gardens as art to western swing and tattoo art. No registration is required for any of these programs. For more information, contact the library, 374-5515.