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March 10, 2014

Whittier's Birthplace featured in paintings, photos

HAVERHILL — Artist Mark Reusch, who is caretaker of John Greenleaf Whittier’s Birthplace, will present a painting and photography exhibit featuring the 326-year-old property of the famed writer and abolitionist now through April 5 in Northern Essex Community College’s Bentley Library ArtSpace on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

The gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, from 2 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Reusch, who is a freelance illustrator and instructor at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, has lived at the birthplace of the famed poet on Amesbury Road in Haverhill since 2011. The exhibit will feature photographs as well as illustrations of the property and its various buildings.

A graduate of Haverhill High School, Reusch earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston. He earned the 2013 Best of New England Design Award for “Unbored, The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun,” a children’s book.

This exhibit is sponsored by the NECC Art & Design Department. For more information contact pkidney@necc.mass.edu or Marc Mannheimer at mmannheimer@necc.mass.edu.

Buy baked goods at Windham polls

WINDHAM — The Woman’s Club will have a table at the town election tomorrow at Windham High.

There will be baked goods for sale. Proceeds will benefit the group’s scholarship fund, activities and charitable donations.

Jon Nelson Band concert March 23

ANDOVER — Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation is hosting “March Music Madness” with the Jon Nelson Band.

The concert will be held March 23 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road.

Jon Nelson, composer, performer, cantorial soloist and educator, was the founder of the Jewish rock and roll band, Yom Hadash. The Jon Nelson Band features drums, guitar, keyboard and vocalist.

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