On the Common

The Bulfinch Fund in partnership with the Lancaster Memorial Library presents On the Common…An afternoon with award-winning ArtistIllustrator Giles Laroche. Join Giles Laroche in capturing the special buildings and gathering places found in every hometown. Lancaster Town Common that has drawn the townspeople together for over 300 years.  Both programs are free and generously supported by a grant from the Lancaster Cultural Council.

Giles Laroche
is a “paper architect” using relief techniques to create elaborate collages and pictures.  He combines his interest in landscapes, cityscapes, ruins, and travels, translating them into montages of places that entice viewers to explore and make their own discoveries. Learn more about this wonderful artist at gileslaroche.com.

From 1:00-2:30 PM   Reading, Book Signing & Reception
Held at the Thayer Memorial Library, come meet Giles and learn about his creative process, from idea to illustration.  The award-winning author/artist will read from his new upcoming book, If You Lived Here: Houses of the World.  Bring a favorite Laroche book for him to sign. Refreshments will be served.  To reserve a spot, stop in at the Library or call 978-368-8928, ext.

From 2:30-5:00PM    A Collage Workshop for the entire family
Be amazed as renowned illustrator Giles Laroche brings his cut-paper illustrations to life and then try your hand at paper relief buildings.  Using only your eyes, paper, scissors and glue, budding artists of all ages will create colorful collages.

Join Giles on the steps of the famous landmark Bulfinch Church built in 1816. Bring a photograph of your home or special place as inspiration.  All materials provided.   Pre-registration recommended by calling 978-365-5570 or by email:  info@thebulfinchfund.org.


Become a friend of The Bulfinch Church by making a donation on-line www.thebulfinchfund.org or by mail at PO Box 194 Lancaster MA 01523.

About The Bulfinch Fund

The Bulfinch Fund, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of “The Bulfinch Church” – The Fifth Meeting House, a designated National Historic Landmark standing in Lancaster, Massachusetts since 1816. The Fund’s objectives are to develop resources for the preservation and restoration of this building and to foster recognition of the significance of the 19th century American architect, Charles Bulfinch, through tours and other educational programs, events and publications. The Bulfinch Fund, Inc. is legally separate from any church-related assembly.
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