SOUTH HAMPTON —The South Hampton Public Library will kick off National Library Week (April 14-20) with a tea and art show by town resident Don Jalbert on April 14, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Don is an Impressionist Artist and has been painting for over thirty-five years. Influenced primarily by French and American impressionists, he tries to capture the unique aspects of light during different times of the day. His primary subjects are the farms and landscapes if New England and the resident wildlife of the region. Don studies art at Springfield College, Salem State College, and Mass College of Art and has a degree in Business Administration from Eastern Nazarene College. He was apprenticed to American Impressionist Artist John C. Terelak for a period of ten years and credits his influence teaching for all he is as an artist today. His greatest influence from American Impressionism is Frank W. Benson.
Don lives and works in South Hampton. He lives with his wife of thirty-three years, his son Eric, daughter Danielle, and his four dogs. He teaches Wed Development and Microcomputer Applications at Central Catholic High School. He also was for twenty years a football coach at St. John’s Prep and over ten years coaching field hockey. He is an avid fisherman, writer and musician. Don is a member of the Newburyport Art Association.
The Barnard School students had a bookmark contest, the theme was Reading is Fun!. Winners will be announced and prizes given during National Library Week.
Library hours are Mon., 7:00–9:00 p.m.; Wed. and Thurs., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Fri., 12:00–4:00 p.m.
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