Killington community celebration honors Ann Wallen and Peter Gould

Saturday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m. — KILLINGTON — The Sherburne Memorial Library hosts its third annual Ann Wallen Day celebration on Saturday, June 20 starting at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy music, bring a dish to share for the potluck, and honor local artists.

From life as a commercial artist in New York City, Ann Wallen came to the Rutland-Killington area and used her talents and energy to support the arts and develop a diversified community atmosphere. She was instrumental in the formation of the Killington Art Guild and in helping raise funds to furnish the Sherburne Memorial Library when the current building was built in 1999. Wallen was a wonderful teacher, mentor and community supporter and built a legacy of compassion and caring.

The celebration also honors another great local artist, Peter Gould, who has been quietly working on a number of murals for the children’s department at Sherburne Library since December 2014. Much like Wallen, Gould has a warm and generous spirit and is a phenomenal artist who has been able to capture the wonder of childhood in every brush stroke. People who have stopped in to see his work leave in awe using words like “enchanting” and “magical.”

The whole community is invited to honor Ann Wallen’s legacy and to showcase Peter Gould’s amazing talent. Festivities will take place at the Sherburne Memorial Library beginning at 11:30 a.m. with Bullseye, a local award winning quartet, followed by a potluck community lunch, and an open house in the children’s department to honor Gould and his work. Time will be given for those who want to share memories of Wallen with her family, who will be in attendance this year, plus a few surprises in store.

The Sherburne Memorial Library is proud to support the arts and celebrate the lives of those in the community who give so much of themselves and make Killington such a wonderful place to live. Sherburne Memorial Library is located at 2998 River Road, Killington. For more information, visit www.sherburnelibrary.org or call 802-422-9765.

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