Arts @ the SPL: Seasonal works by Saugus artists

Our main lobby display case features seasonal works by local artists Randy-Sue Abber and Joanie Albee. The works harken to warmer days ahead and upcoming holidays. The works are located just inside and to the left of the Central Street entrance. Stop by for a touch of Spring.

Artist’s Statement: Randy-Sue Abber

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawing, painting and doing other crafts, such as crewel embroidery, crochet and needlepoint. When I was six a friend of the family taught me cross stitch. A favorite aunt taught me to knit.

In middle and high school I was always in art class. I also earned a certificate in drawing and painting from Bunker Hill Community College. Recently, I took studio lessons from Victor McNaught who was a professional artist, and who had a studio on Main Street, Saugus. I have won awards at the local Rotary Club Art

Shows and last year I won third place prize in the M. E. G. Art Show.

At the moment I have several of my pieces at the Saugus Public Library showing paintings representing love and friendship, and the coming of spring.

I hope the community will come, visit the library and enjoy the display in the lobby.


Artist’s Statement: Joanie Albee

I enjoy drawing, sketching, and working in acrylics.

My sketches are often finished with a touch of water color to emphasize or add a splash.

I enjoy painting in serene solitude where words serve no purpose. Instrumental music while working in the background is soothing to the soul.

When working in wire or an array of metals and sculpted pieces, time eludes me…


Published: March 7th, 2020

Author: Alan Thibeault
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