Exhibitions, Readings, Events

 Reception for Art Exhibit

All are welcome to a reception for Lainie’s exhibit, The Language of Light, at the Provident Bank, 1 Provident Way (off of Lafayette Rd.), Seabrook, NH on Thursday, March 23 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

This exhibit will be on display through June.

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Lainie will exhibit artwork and read poetry at this event:

Kaji Aso Studio presents
“Seagull” – Winter Festival 2017

Opening Reception:
Saturday, Jan. 21st from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with poetry reading and music at 8 pm

Exhibit will be on display through Feb. 16th.
Gallery Hours by appointment. 617-247-1719 administrator@kajiasostudio.com

Image: “Miyakodori” sumi painting by Kate Finnegan

 

 

 

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Image: “Moon, Venus &Pleiades Rising” Watercolor Lainie Senechal

New Exhibit at The Provident Bank: The Language of Light

For the New Year I placed an exhibit of my paintings at The Provident Bank in Seabrook, NH. This is a one-woman show that will be on exhibit until June 2017. The Provident Bank branch is located at 1 Provident Way which is across from the intersection of Lafayette Rd. and Route 107. Reception will be on March 23 in the evening.

 

Lainie will host poetry reading at the Amesbury Public Library, November 29

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Amesbury Public Library Poetry Series Continues with Featured Poet Maggie Dietz

What: Poetry Reading and Open Mic

When: Tuesday, November 29th at 6 -7:30 PM

Where: Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main St., Amesbury

How Much: Free, open to the public

More Information: amesburypubliclibrary.org or 978-388-9771

The poetry series and open mic at the Amesbury Public Library continues on Tuesday, November 29th at 6 PM. November’s feature is award-winning poet and UMass Lowell professor, Maggie Dietz.

Maggie Dietz is the author of the poetry collections That Kind of Happy and Perennial Fall, which won New Hampshire’s Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry. For many years she directed the national Favorite Poem Project, and is coeditor, with Robert Pinsky, of three anthologies related to the project: Americans’ Favorite PoemsPoems to Read and An Invitation to Poetry. Her poems appear widely in journals such as PloughsharesThe Threepenny ReviewAgni, and SalmagundiHer awards include the Grolier Poetry Prize, the George Bennett Fellowship at Phillips Exeter Academy, and fellowships from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the Fine Arts Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She teaches in the creative writing concentration at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

The library hosts a monthly poetry series with an open mic.  Each month there will be a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments. Lainie Senechal, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.  This will be our last event of 2016. We will resume in January of 2017.

 

Lainie will participate in the

AMESBURY OPEN STUDIO TOUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY

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Dates & times:     Saturday, Nov. 12th, 11 AM – 5 PM & Sunday, Nov. 13th 11AM- 4PM 

Where: Downtown Amesbury, MA – Lainie will exhibit her artwork in City Hall

Lainie will hang 100 haiku along the tour route for visitors to read as they walk from studio to studio.

Free trolley service to take visitors around the tour route.

More Information at www.AmesburyStudioTour.com

 

LAINIE HOSTS POETRY SERIES AT AMESBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Amesbury Public Library Poetry Series Continues with Featured Poet Alfred Nicol

What: Poetry Reading and Open Mic

When: Wednesday, October 26th at 6-8 PM

Where: Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main St., Amesbury

How Much: Free, open to public

More Information: amesburylibrary.org or 978-388-9771

The poetry series and open mic at the Amesbury Public Library continues on Wednesday, October 26th at 6 PM.  The library hosts a monthly poetry series with an open mic.  Each month there will be a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments. Lainie Senechal, Amesbury Poet Laureate, hosts this event.  This month’s feature is Alfred Nicol. Also, 4 Welsh poets will attend and read poems on the open mic.

Alfred Nicol’s new collection of poetry, Animal Psalms, was published in June, 2016 by Able Muse Press. Nicol has published two other collections, Elegy for Everyone (2009), and Winter Light, which received the 2004 Richard Wilbur Award. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New England Review, Dark Horse, First Things, Atlanta Review, Commonweal, The Formalist, The Hopkins Review, and other literary journals. More information at alfrednicol.com.

Lainie will read poetry at:

“The Arts and the Experience of Nature” 
7:30pm on Wednesday, October 19, at the
Joppa Flats Audubon Center at
1 Plum Island Turnpike road in
Newburyport.

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This will be a special event!

There will be three scheduled presenters:
1. Lainie Senechal, current poet laureate of Amesbury and a long-time writer of poems focused on nature
2. Bill Gette, 20-year director of the Joppa Flats Center, who will present some of his own favorite nature photographs, paired with haikus that he has composed. (If you wonder whether there is life after retirement, this event will provide some riveting input)
3. David Davis, current Poet in Residence at the Joppa Flats Center, who will read from Joppa Flats, his new book now nearing completion
And there will be an open mic.
This promises to be one of the best events ever! I hope to see you there.
WHITTIER HOME POETRY READING

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The Whittier home and Tapestry of Voices invite you to the 18th annual collaborative reading of the poetry of and inspired by John Greenleaf Whittier on Sunday, August 14 from 3-4:30 PM. The poetry readings will take place in the Victorian garden of the Whittier Home Museum, 86 Friend street, Amesbury, MA.

Local Whittier devotees Lainie Senechal, Amesbury’s Poet Laureate, Rhina P. Espaillat, Alfred Nicol, Harris Gardner, Toni Treadway, Edith Maxwell, Bill Plante, Gus Reusch, curator of the Whittier Birthplace Museum, and Chris Bryant, President of the Whittier Home Association, will read selections of Whittier’s work, as well as those of his contemporaries, and some of their own. Cynthia Costello, past president of the Whittier Home will sing the Whittier selection, “O Brother Man”.

 

Reunion by Pam Curtis

Reunion by Pam Curtis

Tanabata “Star Festival”

A group exhibition from July 9 – July 31.
Works inspired from the ancient legend of Tanabata.

Opening reception: Saturday, July 9th from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Poetry Reading from 8 pm.
As a special treat there will be a performance of a new play by Debra Weiss entitled “Untitled”

“Reunion” watercolor by Pam Curtis © 2016

Kaji Aso Studio
40 St. Stephen St – Boston (617)-247-1719

 

 

Art Show Amesbury Days

Lainie will exhibit her paintings and read her poetry at this event.

Saturday and Sunday, June 25th-26th. 10AM-3PM, Amesbury City Hall               

Art and Fine Crafts will be on display and for sale.  Raffle And Refreshments.

 

Amesbury Celebrates Poetry Month

First Event at Blue Wave Fine Art Gallery

Poets will read their poems inspired by art in the gallery.

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Art and Poetry Reception
April 2nd, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Readings begin at 7:15 PM

Blue Wave Fine Art Gallery
52 Main Street, Amesbury, MA
www.bluewavegallery.com

Announcement:

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Watercolor by Hiroko Matsumoto

Lainie will present art and poetry at this event of international artists.

March Wind
March 12 – April 7 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12, 7PM to 9PM
Poetry Reading at 8PM.

An Exhibition of new artwork by visiting artists from Japan and members of Kaji Aso Studio. The artwork includes original Watercolors, Drawings , traditional Japanese Craft, Sculpture and Ceramics which have been inspired by the theme “March Wind”
As part of the opening reception there will be a poetry reading of new works also based on the theme March Wind.

Kaji Aso Studio 40 St. Stephens St. Boston, MA
www.kajiasostudio.com 617-247-1719

 

Announcement: Lainie will be a featured reader at the event: An Evening With Poets #2, organized by Bryan Riley. This event will take place on Thursday, February 25th from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Market Square Bakehouse, 5 Market Square in downtown Amesbury, MA.

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Announcement:  Lainie will participate, with new watercolors and poetry, in an exhibit at the Kaji Aso Studio Institute for the Arts:

Winter Branches, Winter Moon

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“Five Moons” by Harriet Fells

Opening Reception:  January 16, from 7 to 9 PM

Kaji Aso Studio, 40 St Stephen St., Boston, MA

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Announcement: Lainie will present her poetry at the reading for the journal Ibbetson Street  #38 on January 13th. 

Pot luck at 6 PM followed by the reading of poems by contributors to the journal at 7 PM at the Somerville Public Library, Highland Ave. Somerville. MA.

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Announcement:  Lainie will be reading poetry at

the Aurorean 20th Anniversary Poetry Reading and Celebration

Dec. 12 from 2-4 PM, Plymouth Public Library 132 South Street, Plymouth, MA

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 Laine beside the desk where John Greenleaf Whittier wrote Snowbound.

Lainie will read excerpts from Snowbound by John Greenleaf Whittier at the Whittier Home on December 6th.

Event : Whittier Home Holiday Open House, 1- 5 PM, December 6th, 2015, 86 Friend Street, Amesbury, MA

Lainie will present artwork in this exhibit:

Kaji Aso Studio “A Spot of Beauty”

Prudential Center, Huntington Arcade, Winter Garden

Boston, MA

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November 5 -November 21, 2015

Free and open to the public.  Artist’s reception from 3-5 PM, Saturday,  November 7th.                 (Image by Kaji Aso)

16th Annual Tapestry of Voices event will be held on August 16th in the Victorian garden of The Whittier Home, Amesbury, MA from 3:00 to 4:30.

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This event has always been popular and very well-attended, and this year should be no exception!

Whittier devotees Rhina P. Espaillat, Alfred Nicol, Harris Gardner, Lainie Senechal, Skye Wentworth, Edith Maxwell, Toni Treadway and Chris Bryant and Bill Plante will read selections of Whittier’s work, as well as those of his contemporaries, and perhaps some of their own.  And Cynthia Costello, past President of the Whittier Home will sing the Whittier selection, “O Brother Man” in honor of the end of the Civil War being celebrated this year.

 

An informal reception will follow the readings and light refreshments will be served. The poetry reading is free and open to the public.

We hope you will join us for a relaxing and enlightening afternoon in the garden!

 

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TANABATA   THE STAR FESTIVAL   July 11 – August 8, 2015

Lainie is a participating artist in The Star Festival, celebrating the Japanese legend of Tanabata, at the Kaji Aso Studio, Boston, MA.  She will present new paintings and poems based on the theme.

Opening: Saturday, July 11th  7-9PM.    Performances and poetry reading at 8PM.

Kaji Aso Studio, Gallery Nature and Temptation

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday 7pm -9pm; Friday 1pm -5 pm and by appointment.  

Address: 40 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA    617-247-1719     kajiasostudio.com

 

IBBETSON STREET PRESS #37 RELEASE PARTY AND POTLUCK    June 24, 2015

Lainie will be reading her recent poetry at the Somerville Public Library at a release party for issue #37 from Ibbetson Street Press.

Potluck begins 6 PM and poetry reading begins at 7 PM.  The event is free and all are welcome.

Location:  Central Library, 79 Highland Ave.,  Somerville, MA

 

BOSTON NATIONAL POETRY MONTH FESTIVAL   April 9th- 12th, 2015

Lainie will be reading her poetry at the Boston Public Library on Sunday, April 12th at 2:10 PM.    For more information about the festival visit:

  bostonnationalpoetry.wix.com/poetry#!                  

 

 

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STORM SURGE ART EXHIBITION:  MARCH 6-28, 2015

Lainie will exhibit artwork in this exhibition. Opening Reception Sunday, March 14,  3PM

Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday, 11a.m. – 5p.m. and Sunday, 1-5p.m.  The NAA is closed on Monday.

 

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Lainie will be reading her poetry at this event on March 8, 2015.  The readings begin at 1PM.

 

Eagle Festival Poetry Contest:

WINNING ENTRIES READING

Lainie will be reading her winning entry at this event on Friday, February 27,2015@ 5PM.

JOPPA FLATS EDUCATION CENTER, 1 PLUM ISLAND TURNPIKE, NEWBURYPORT, MA

 

WIND DRAGON FESTIVAL:

Lainie is a participating artist in the Winter Festival at the Kaji Aso Studio, Boston, MA.  She will present new paintings and poems based on the theme “Wind Dragon”. The opening with poetry reading is January 31st at 7 pm.  The exhibit runs fro January 24 to February 20, 2015.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday 7pm -9pm; Friday 1pm -5 pm and by appointment.  

Address: 40 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA    617-247-1719     kajiasostudio.com

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