Thomas Chulak’s & Kara Heagy Polito’s Book Picks. Listen in here.
May 22, 2018
Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America’s Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster by Al Roker
Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America by James & Deborah Fallows
The Ashokan Way: Landscape’s Path Into Consciousness by Gail Straub
The Spirit Photographer by Jon Michael Varese
Pops:Fatherhood in Pieces by Michael Chabon
What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee
For her landscape paintings, Newburyport artist Annalee Johnson draws on a variety of tools—from hands to palette knife and brush—and materials—from pastels and watercolors to mostly oil, using walnut oil, cold wax, or marble dust for effect.
Born in California, Johnson grew up in Washington, DC, and lived in Oslo, Norway, but has spent her adult life in Newburyport, MA. After studying art early on, she majored in elementary education in college, taught in progressive elementary schools, and served as head of school. When she retired, she resumed painting and has been influenced by the work of Karen Jones and Nella Lush.
A member of the Art School of Columbia County, the Columbia County Plein Air painters, Judy Warren’s painting group, and the Columbia County Photo Club, Trudi Roth has been painting and photographing throughout the US and abroad for many years. Her media include oil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pen and pencil, and her digital camera.
Please join us in welcoming the artist to the bookstore on Friday, August 24th. Refreshments will be served!
The Chatham Bookstore hosts a nonfiction book group focusing on current affairs, history and biography. They meet at the store on the second Monday of the month at 7 pm and they are open to new members.
In September the group will read Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh.
For more information, contact Bill O’Neill at 518-794-6118 or email Bill.