Local artwork displayed at municipal center


PHOTOS BY JANET REDYKEThe colorful painting by Lois Semanek is on display at the Vernon Municipal building on Church St. The painting is entitled Bright Autumn.

By Janet Redyke
VERNON — The Vernon Municipal Building is displaying the talented work of local artists in its hallways.
“We don’t have an art gallery in town,” Mayor Harry Shortway said. “It’s great artwork, I’ll make the Municipal Building a gallery.
As folks executed their town business, they were treated to the artistic creativity of Lois Semanek, Dawn McLaughlin, Laura Birdsong, Rosita Gilsenan, G.B. Young, Agatha Wyman, Rich Swenson and Carol Chave. Oil and water colors paintings, pen and ink, tapestry and sculpture are all on display for public enjoyment.