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PEPPERELL — Lawrence Library will host an opening reception for Townsend artist Martha Munroe on Sept. 10 from noon to 2 p.m. The Munroe exhibit will remain at the library from Sept. 10 through Oct.. 17.

Martha V. Munroe is a self taught artist.

She has lived in Hyde Park and Framingham, Mass., and Ethiopia, Africa. She now lives in Townsend and welcomes visitors to her studio there by appointment.

Her art is influenced, she said, by Looney Toons and Art Deco. Her Interests are “what’s it all about” and UFOs.

She is a member of the Copley Society of Boston as a Copley Artist; the Sharon Art Center, Sharon, N.H.; the Hollis Art Society, Hollis, N.H.; the Leominster Art Assoc., Leominster; and the Merrimack Valley Artisans.

Since the beginning, acrylics have suited her style of painting. She uses large areas of solid colors and needs them to dry quickly so she can glaze on the next layer of color. She prefers to use masonite instead of canvas, which enhances the glazing effect. She paints from visual and emotional stimuli.

Sculpting with paper mache has been a part of her talents since 2007. Currently, she is working on her “Moonlight Ladies” series of bas relief sculptures.

Martha’s unique mirrors and memo boards are sold at the Five Crows in Natick, where she will be featured artist from Oct. 28 through Nov. 11.

You can find more information about Martha Munroe at

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