Category Archives: Announcements

Autumn Begins & Announcement

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Autumn Begins

Cool, salty winds blow in

from distant shore.

Sweet, sultry, Southern air

departs with summer sun.

Shelter of green leaves

becomes quite sparse,

as colorful remnants

fly in blustery breezes.

We gaze at evening’s low clouds,

color of purple wine -

wait for the long nights

 and melancholy autumn days.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie’s paintings will be on display at Amesbury City Hall beginning September 30 through January in a group exhibit titled “Transitions”.  The opening is Wednesday, October 2nd from 6-8 pm.

Tanabata Stars & Announcement

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Tanabata Stars*

Beyond the Summer Solstice,

on a calm evening, the stars

seem to blossom in the heavens,

accompanied by planets,

with their slowly turning moons,

and exploding supernovas

that surprise even the astronomers.

The lovely star, Vega, appears

with her bright partner, Altair,

forming two points

of the Summer Triangle

and spinning myths that

weave through the ages.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will exhibit paintings and read poetry on July 6th at the Tanabata Festival at the Kaji Aso Studio, Boston, MA, 7-9pm. Free and open to the public.

*Tanabata is a Japanese Festival based on a legend that includes the stars Vega and Altair.

Shelter & Announcement

Along the Muddy River

Along the Muddy River

Shelter #8

Ice on the winter lake,

once frozen, has cracked.

Now it retreats and returns

with the rise and fall

of season’s fitful weather.

A full moon illuminates

the crests of wave,

recently released from capture.

Ripples scatter in the light,

like birds with flashy feathers,

freed from shelter of henhouse

to nervously search for sustenance

in the dark barnyard dirt.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will present art and poetry in “Shelter”, the Winter Art Festival at Kaji Aso Studio. Opening reception: Saturday, Jan.19, 7-9pm. Poetry reading and music at 8pm. Free and open to the public at 40 St Stephen St., Boston.

Not Under the Tree & Announcement

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Not Under the Tree

We are all travelers

who wander in the wilderness,

who follow the dream star,

who look for sanctuary –

a place to be reborn.

The world spins madly,

with a multitude of distractions,

a path simply trod

would lead us to home.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement:  My paintings are on display at Health Matters, 35 Main St., Amesbury, MA.  Thank you to David and Sarah for displaying my work.

 

 

Tanabata: The Star Festival & Announcement

Vortex of Changing EmotionsA Vortex of Changing Emotions
Tanabata #6
As the yearly journey
of separation and sadness

slowly comes to an end,

the pair is overwhelmed by

a vortex of changing emotions –

wishes to secretly slip away

and hitch a quick ride

to the star-studded heavens.

The cycle, however, is fixed,

patience required to wait

for the appointed evening.

One night of ecstasy

that erases the sorrow

of departure and

annual segregation.

Lainie Senechal

Tanabata:  According to legend, each July 7th the weaver star (Vega) and cowherder star (Altair) traverse the Milky Way to renew their ancient bond of love.

Announcement:  Lainie will have artwork and poetry in this festival:

STAR FESTIVAL: Space & Time
Group exhibition of artworks and poetry and music inspired by the Japanese “Tanabata” legendRECEPTION: Saturday, July 7th from 7 pm to 9 pm
Poetry Reading and music performances from 8 pmFree and Open to the Public.  Donations gratefully accepted.Poetry Books will be on sale for $5 each.

In Its Time & Announcement

Frist BlossomsFirst Blossoms of Spring

In Its Time

Spring’s heat is brief;

one waits with excitement

for relief from winter’s woes.

Though the heart beats with expectation –

cold, raw days continue.

Do not sweat weather’s worries,

stay calm, spring will,

in its time, arrive.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement:  Lainie is exhibiting  her artwork in group show at the new Amesbury City Hall gallery. There will be an opening of the exhibit and a celebration of the new gallery in May.

Early April & Announcement

 

Blue Iris

Blue Iris

Early April

In strengthening spring sun

last remnants of snow dissolve –

drip from roof’s edges,

form rivulets along path.

Robins arrive in garden, search

for worms under decaying leaves.

Sprouts of daffodils stretch

their long, green limbs upwards

as if to gather armfuls

of shimmering solar rays.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement:  I am exhibiting my watercolors in a group show at Amesbury City Hall during the month of April.

All Systems Go & Announcement

Purple Crocus

Purple Crocus

All Systems Go

The shine of quarter moon

fades into new light

from fire of rising sun.

Mist, a white shroud,

hovers as a gaseous vapor

above lake’s thinning ice.

Nature puts on the other shoe

with all systems set

to go towards spring.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie is exhibiting her artwork in A Small Works Exhibit at the Kaji Aso Studio, 40 St. Stephen St., Boston.  Opening reception: Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 7-9 pm.

Rune #8 & Announcement

Earth RunesEarth Runes

Rune #8

The times manifest

an emotional miasma,

runes may pinpoint

the way to rise

from depths of despair.

The dark sky, tonight,

like dome of a deep cavern,

is rich with stars –

fires that burn with

an eternal light.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement:  Lainie will exhibit her artwork and present poetry at “Runes” Winter Festival which will feature the Artwork, Poetry and Music all based on the theme of “Runes”. Kaji Aso Studio, 40 St. Stephen St., Boston, MA,  January 20th 7-9PM.   Poetry Reading and Music Presentation at 8 pm. Free and Open to the Public

September Morning & Announcement

Two SunflowersSunflowers Awaken

September Morning

A morning of secrets –

a halo of mist rings

the cooling lake,

catches in branches

of tall trees along shore.

In some spots the sun

breaks through, bright

rays explode on ripples

created by rising wind which

cleans out remaining wisps,

pushes tethered boats

to rub and squeak against docks,

while a kingfisher rattles above:

the song of a September morn.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement:  Lainie will be exhibiting artwork with members of the Kaji Aso Studio at the Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston St., Boston. The exhibit runs from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31st with an opening reception on Sept. 16th from 3-5 PM.  Free and open to the public.