Join us at the Library for this Book Talk with Anita Rafael – For the Love of Vermont! This book is about the private collection of Lyman Orton, proprietor of The Vermont Country Store. The book was written to accompany the first comprehensive public exhibition in the summer and fall of 2023 of his collection of paintings, prints, and drawings of Vermont, with a focus on the artists working in Vermont between 1920 and 1960. The talk will include reading from the book – a selection from the first few pages of Chapter One –The Artists and Origins of The Lyman Orton Collection. There will be a Q&A section, and show and tell. Signed books will be for sale.
Anita Rafael is a writer living and working in a 1840s carriage barn she rehabbed in 2005 in the village of Wardsboro, Vermont. Her feature articles about people, places, arts, food, travel, and events in Vermont have appeared in lifestyle magazines and newspapers throughout the state of Vermont since 2007, as well as on websites and travel blogs. Publications in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts printed her feature articles throughout the 1990s.