Art Lessons: Reflections From An Artist's Life
An Illustrated Talk by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord
Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Chelmsford Public Library

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There are the art lessons one attends to learn how to draw, put paint on canvas, or play an instrument. And then there are the art lessons that deal with emotions and are learned through the work—lessons about confidence and character that apply to life itself.

In this illustrated talk based on her book of the same name, Susan shares her thirty-five year history inthe arts (calligraphy, book-making, digital compositions, and installations) and the hard-won truths she has learned: the importance of patience, the development of the critical eye, making peace with the desire for perfection, and the idea that an artist’s best teacher is the work itself. She offers a glimpse into her inner life as an artist and embraces the creativity we all have within us.

Photo credit: Kevin Harkins

Susan has spoken at libraries, art centers, museums, senior living centers, and churches in Texas, Ohio, and South Carolina as well as throughout New England. She speaks from the heart and openly shares her struggles with self-doubt as well as her joys. Her message is affirming and encouraging.

Read more about Susan at her website or read her blog at






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