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"Dresses: Fight or Flight" by Alicia Dwyer
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 1/28/2017 - 7/15/2017
ArtsWorcester, 660 Main Street, Worcester, MA - Free
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Sharon Smith-Viles exhibit, An Affair With Asian Art: A Retrospective."
Monday, 5/8/2017 - Thursday, 7/6/2017 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Gallery at Briarwood, 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester, MA - Open to the Public
The Gallery at Briarwood's newest exhibit, An Affair With Asian Art: A Retrospective showcases Sharons 25 years of working with Chinese brush painting and woodblock printing. Light refreshments will be served in the Gallery. The exhibit continues through July 6.
For more information, e-mail or call 508-852-9007.

May 2017

Karen Sharpe Features at Worcester Storytellers
Friday, 5/26/2017 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester, MA - Free
Open Mic from 7:-7:45, and then featured reader, Karen Sharpe.

Karen Elizabeth Sharpe is a poet and writer from Sterling, Massachusetts.

Karen was selected by Marge Piercy for the sixth annual Marge Piercy Juried Poetry Intensive in June 2015, and the inaugural Marge Piercy Returning Poets group in October 2016.
Karens work is forthcoming or has appeared in the Art with Poetry Exhibition 2017, Worcester, MA, Verse Virtual, Columbia Journal of Arts & Literature: Catch & Release, Canary: The Journal of the Environmental Crisis, Silkworm, The Worcester Review, the Sprinkler Factory, Triple Moon Arts, The Sows Ear Poetry Review, Poetpourri, The Comstock Review, the Ledge, Yankee Magazine and in her collection, This Late Afternoon. She is a past first place winner of the Worcester Reviews annual poetry contest, the Frank OHara Prize (judged by Hugh Ogden) and the Prentiss Cheney Hoyt contest at Clark University. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Karen is a regular workshop leader for the Mass Poetrys annual Student Day of Poetry and has recently joined the editorial board of the Worcester Review as a poetry reader, and is a member of the PoemWorks workshop group in Newton, MA.

Karen is the Assistant Vice President for Advancement at Worcester State University.

For more information, e-mail or call 508-796-5613.

June 2017

WWHP to Boston
Saturday, 6/3/2017 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Boston Public Library Copley Square, 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA - WWHP member $99; non-member $110
Join the Worcester Womens History Project in its bus trip to Boston on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9-5. We will be touring the grand Boston Public Library, having lunch at its Courtyard Restaurant, and then going to the Christian Science Center for a tour of the Mary Baker Eddy Library, Mapparium and sanctuary. Cost is $99 for WWHP members and $110 for non-members. Email reservation before May 24 to Payment is due May 24 at 30 Elm Street, Worcester MA 01609. See flyer for details.
For more information, e-mail or call 508-963-4564.

October 2017

ORIGINAL STARS From American Bandstand
Friday, 10/27/2017 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA - Tickets are $49 - $69 depending on seat location.
In 1959 one man had an idea Hire some buses, load up the brightest stars and a generations greatest songs and take the show on the road. Now the Original Stars of American Bandstand are back on the bus. These are the artists and this is the music that defined a generation.
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