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Visions of Mongolia with Annette Compton

Many of us first met Annette Compton about ten years ago as an impersonator of Edna St. Vincent Millay in a Vermont Humanities Program sponsored by the Killington Arts Guild and the Friends of the Sherburne Library. Here we learned Compton was a wonderful actress and that Millay had been an exciting person with her risky way of life as a feminist, wild love affairs and romantic poetry.

Florida summer visitors, who claimed to have known Millay personally, said Compton was perfect for the role. She was Millay.

On Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Compton will return to the Sherburne Library to tell part of her own story in a program sponsored by KAG. The event is titled, "Visions of Mongolia - A Travelogue with Annette Compton, the Traveling Artist."

Known for her painting trips to scenic locations such as Florida, France, Wyoming, Scotland and Tuscany, she is also the author of "Drawing from the Mind, Painting from the Heart" designed to help artists find their own voice and improve technical-integration. She has an MFA in Illustration, from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, has lived in Woodstock since 1987 where she established Compton ART, a design and marketing business, taught adults and developed a unique painting style. She is a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and former president. Her oils and watercolors include commissioned portraits of homes, loved ones and beloved animals for a variety of private collections.

Every time I see Mary Crowley of the Chaffee, also a KAG Member, doing her art demonstrations on public service TV, I am reminded of Compton's, "Drawing from the Mind…" We were all so excited when the book came out more than ten years ago. I still have a copy; it is timeless.

May 7 promises to be a special occasion. We hope you will take advantage of this evening.

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