Thursday, October 18, 2012

Essay Readings: Upcoming Programs at FPL

Five wonderful essayists participated in our second essay reading program at Friendswood Public Library. Essayists were Adriana Babiak Vazquez, Luis Vazquez, Katherine Sanger, and Oscar Peña. This event was hosted by essayist Barbara Carle.
l to r: Luis Vazquez, Adriana Babiak Vazquez, Oscar Peña, Katherine Sanger, Barbara Carle

Thursday, November 1 from 6:30 – 8:30pm: An Evening of Art at the Library with local, award-winning and juried artists, Ruby Allen, Glena Schlehuber, and Billie Morris. Come meet these artists and enjoy their artwork on display. Also enjoy music of the harp by Mariah Foreman.

Ruby Allen is an elite member of the Houston Watercolor Society and The International Society of Artists. Ruby has participated in many juried competitions and exhibits, winning numerous awards. Her paintings are in collections throughout the United States and in many countries.

Glena Schlehuber has been recognized in one woman and group shows; the most recent were The Art Alliance of Clear Lake 2011 Summer Open Exhibition and the TAACL August 2010 High Fiber and Raw Materials Exhibition in which she participated as an invitational artist.

Billie Morris has shown work in the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center in Texas City, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, and most recently had her works displayed in the College of the Mainland Administration Building.


Monday, December 10 at 7pm: Christmas Music Concert - Hope Lutheran Handbell Choir with Music Director Stephanie Poyner and special guest vocalists Amanda Gonzales and Carol Chew present Christmas Bells - music to celebrate the Season.


Wednesday, January 30th from 7 - 8pm: FPL Poetry Series presents a reading with featured poets Richard Peake and John Gorman. A native Virginian, Richard Peake became a Texas resident after retiring from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. He published early poems in Impetus alongside John Ciardi and in The Georgia Review. Collections of his poetry include Wings Across… and Poems for Terence published by Vision Press, which also included poems of his in A Gathering at the Forks. He published Birds and Other Beasts in 2007. A member of The Poetry Society of Texas he is published in numerous books and journals including the Pushcart Prize nominated Shine Journal. A life-long naturalist, a father and grandfather, he teaches birds, Shakespeare, and writing in OLLi. Dr. John Gorman lives in Galveston, TX and teaches literature and creative writing at UH-Clear Lake. His poems, gathered in three chapbooks, have appeared individually in dozens of Texas publications with more nationally and in Canada. Dr. Gorman is in demand as a poet and speaker at venues across the region.


Wednesday, February 20 at 7pm: Emmy nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry performs at Friendswood Public Library. ellen cherry (lowercase letters intentional!) is a full-time touring and working performer based in Baltimore, MD. In 2012, ellen released a piano-based album produced by Caleb Stine, entitled "Please Don't Sell the Piano". Throughout 2012, ellen was a Strathmore Artist-in-Residence and co-founded MOBTOWNmoon, a new collaborative project for Baltimore musicians. ellen also wrote, performed and recorded an original song commissioned by the FOX Networks that was nominated for an Emmy in 2010.

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