Reception features art of Unionville artist

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KENNTT SQUARE — The public is invited to an opening night reception on Friday March 4 from 6 to 9 pm at The Paper Market Eco Boutique, 106 W. State Street in Kennett Square.

The show features mixed media, watercolors and oil pastels by Unionville artist Charlene Thomforde. It coincides with the March “First Friday” program hosted by the merchants of downtown Kennett Square and will remain on view through the end of March.  The show marks the beginning of the 2011 series of changing exhibits featuring works by Kennett area artists.
Ms. Thomforde was trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and studied with the late Rea Redifer. She received a BFA in graphic design with certification in Art Education grades K-12  from the Tyler School of Art. She attends workshops and life drawing sessions and is a member of the Howard Pyle Studio Group in Wilmington, DE.  Her work has been shown at the
Chester County Art Association, Salon Des Amis in Yellow Springs, PA, Brush and Palette in Kennett Square, The Chadds Ford Historical Society, and The Howard Pyle Studio Gallery.
The Paper Market Eco Boutique, owned and operated by Doug Harris, represents a fine collection of greeting cards, journals, photo albums, wax seals, and designer stationery from around the world. As an eco boutique, The Paper Market also sells “green products” including Toms Shoes, known for it’s 1 For 1 program which with each shoe purchase  donates one pair of shoes to a
child in need.  Other popular products include Simple Shoes, which are made of recycled materials including hemp, car tires, carpeting and wool and are 100% sustainable, as well as colorful SIGG aluminum water bottles with BPA free eco care liners.  The store is open daily.
For further information, contact Doug Harris at The Paper Market, 610 444-9484.

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