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Celebrating women's handiwork

Library touts Women's History Month with art show

Ten-year-old Jenna Gormley, of Woodstock, Conn., is one of the artists displayed at the Jacob Edwards Library as they celebrate Women’s History Month. Adam T. Silva. (click for larger version)
March 07, 2011
SOUTHBRIDGE — To celebrate Women's History Month, the Jacob Edwards Library is displaying the "Women's Hand Work" exhibit throughout the month of March.

Works from more than a dozen women from Central Massachusetts are on display, including one of the youngest artists to display in the area.

"I've been taking art lessons for about four months straight and during the summers too," said fourth-grader Jenna Gormley. "For what I entered, I used old-fashioned ink to outline it and artist chalk for the colors."

Gormley initially found out about the contest by her constant trips to the library with her parents. Although from Woodstock, Conn., she and her parents are closer to the Jacob Edwards Library than to others in her area and greatly prefer it to others in Connecticut.

She has also taken part in the Junior Duck Stamp Contest, which is a national contest where students submit artwork based on something they have learned about wetlands habitats, conservation or waterfowl. This year will be Gormley's fifth year entering the contest and has gone as far as winning honorable mention.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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