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Painting at the library

I met Dianne Trivers at a reception at the Killington Arts Guild Gallery. She has been nominated to the KAG Board of Directors for 2013. I asked her what she would like to do on the Board. "I loved Ann Wallen. Her love and commitment to KAG inspired me. I want to continue her work with the painting group on Tuesday morning with Lauren Wilder. Lauren and Dianne are 'painting partners.' We call those who meet at the Sherburne Memorial Library 'Annie's Painters.' Ann Wallen believed everyone had artistic ability. There is no charge for sessions from 10 a.m. to 12-noon in the Community room where artists and beginnings share their work and ideas," she answered.

"We hope it will be possible to have Ann's work on permanent exhibition at the library and in the town. She was an amazing artist who gave so much to all she knew, and her legacy stands as an inspiration to us," Trivers continued.

Dianne Trivers also thinks the Summerfest is a wonderful idea. Sally Curtis, KAG President organized the artists for that program, which is only $10 a class or $200 for the whole summer. "Summerfest used to be much bigger; I would like to see it become a major event at the Killington Resort again," said Trivers.

Dianne and her husband moved to Vermont from Massachusetts, both were former skiers. She holds many certifications in the field of education and has served as a teacher and a consultant. As an only child she had amused herself by doodling, sketching and painting by the numbers.

When she went to the University of Lowell she met Ann Schecter, an art critic and studied with her for ten years at the Whistler House. In her sophomore year at college the art department was developed and she was able to take a secondary degree in art. She has studied a variety of art mediums with Carlton Plummer and with Massachusetts artists: Nancy Russo and Tom Gill. Her areas of interest are: watercolor, oils, pastels and the needle arts.

Dianne Trivers is delighted that her two granddaughters love art. They attend sessions at the Sherburne Library to paint and have demonstrated an amazing ability to concentrate.