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First Friday

Posted by Ardyce on 2nd December 2014

December 5, 2014
4:00 pmto9:00 pm
January 2, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Granville’s First Friday at the Museums will be in conjunction with the Village’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa in the Park, Airborne Luminaries to light up the sky, lighted holiday displays & hot chocolate, cookies, and roasted marshmallows in the park! This year’s theme is “The Polar Express.”


The Pember will host the work of nearly 20 artists & crafters at its annual Holiday Market at December First Friday. Oil paintings, carved miniatures, sterling jewelry, beaded items – many crafts and giftables, along with the Poultney Artists Guild, and of course, our Festival of Wreaths!

Award winning painter, Marilyn Parker will be on hand with fellow artists of the Poultney Artists Guild and their unique creations: Penny Froeschl, Al Froeschl, Debbie Buciak, Bob Buciak, Delores Park, Dale Lott, Caren Helm, Denise Bach, Melissa Kristiansen, Chris Edmonds, Evie Towsley and AJ Wolmuth.

Marilyn strives to capture the vivid colors and dramatic light of nature. Her oil paintings have been exhibited at numerous venues, including the Chaffee Art Center, Timco Gallery and Southern Vermont Art Center.

Artist Bob Parker will be showing his unique carved soapstone miniatures. “The process of sculpture making inspires me as an artist,” Bob says. “I like to work ideas into suitable media to create objects that please the eye, incite humor and provoke thought.”

Charlotte A. MacFadden will be showcasing her sterling jewelry. She works with sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones, incorporating the natural beauty of jasper, agate, quartz and other stones into intricate settings.

The Friends of the Pember will have “Repurposed Books” – unwanted books recycled into objects of beauty and function.

Other artists include: Nancy Ellery, Gigi Zeitler, Don Taylor, Ardyce Bresset, Donna Henry, and Karen Rizzo. Emma Baker will play violin from 7-8 pm at the Pember.

Entries have been pouring in for our First Annual Festival of Wreaths, and with over 20 wreaths so far, the chances of finding one you can make your own are excellent!

Across the Mettowee, the Slate Valley Museum will host the Third Annual Festival of Trees with holiday programming and special guest, Santa Claus.

Events get underway with “Polar Express” story time at the Pember from 4-5:15 pm
Slate Valley Festival of Trees events 4-9 pm. Lighting Ceremony at the Park at 6 pm
First Friday Market at the Pember runs from 7-9 pm

Pember Library & Museum 33 West Main Street, Granville, NY.

Slate Valley Museum 17 Water Street, Granville, NY. Tel 518- 642-1417

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2014 Pember Festival of Wreaths

Posted by Ardyce on 13th October 2014

December 5, 2014toDecember 13, 2014



Thank you so much for your interest in participating in our First Annual Pember Festival of Wreaths! In collaboration with the Slate Valley Museum’s popular “Festival of Trees,” the Pember is pleased to announce our first annual “Festival of Wreaths!” Please read the following before completing your Festival of Wreaths Registration Form.

By submitting your Registration Form, you agree to the following guidelines:


  1. Registration deadline is November 15, 2014. Registration is important, as space is limited.
  2. Registration forms and payment should be mailed (checks only) to the Pember Library and Museum, 33 West Main St., Granville, NY 12832. Cash may be brought into the library to complete their registration.
  3. All wreaths must be artificial and must be provided by the participant.
  4. When registering, participants must specify their wreath’s outside diameter. There is a 30-inch diameter limit for wreaths.
  5. Each wreath’s artificial greenery and decorations are to be firmly attached to a secure wire frame for wall hanging.
  6. Each wreath must have a theme and title… for example, personal interests, business, music, holiday, etc. Participants will be asked to submit a name for their wreath and a brief description.
  7. Display Donation Fee is $10. This fee is waived if participants would like to donate their wreath to be auctioned for the benefit of the Pember Library and Museum.
  8. Wreaths must be set up at the Pember on November 30 or December 1st to the 4th.
  9. Wreaths will be displayed at the Pember from December 5th to the 13th.
  10. Wreaths are to be removed on December 16 or 17.

Contacts Information:

Questions and information can be obtained by calling

The Pember Library and Museum at 518-642-2525 or

 We look forward to this opportunity to display your wreaths!

  Are you looking for another holiday activity?

Check out The Slate Valley Museum’s Festival of Trees.

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First Friday

Posted by Ardyce on 27th August 2014

September 5, 2014
7:00 pm
October 3, 2014
7:00 pm
November 7, 2014
5:00 pm
December 5, 2014
5:00 pm


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First Friday

Posted by Ardyce on 29th April 2014

Precious Objects –Books into Art

May’s First Friday


First Friday at The Pember in Granville will feature artists of the Salem Arts Works on the theme of books into art. Recycled paper, covers and bindings as mediums of transformation in newly inspired creations – displayed in the appropriate setting of the library. Each of the artists have taken the raw material of the books and turned them into various kinds of art…paintings, collage, sculpture, etc.

Visual artist Jenny Hillenbrand, Artist Programs Coordinator and Curator of Salem Art Works will be on hand, along with artists Andrew Hayes, Denise Anderson, Micheal Bonadio, Julia Johnston, Adam Sorrano, Gary Humphry and Zac Ward.

Debbie Craig, harpist will provide music, and there will be food and beverages for the occasion…
Nearby, the Slate Valley Museum, will have a Sneak Peek of Slate as Muse, a behind-the-scenes look at how an art exhibition comes together for the upcoming juried exhibition.

First Friday is the first Friday of every month. Hours are always 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Pember Library & Museum 33 West Main Street, Granville, NY.

Slate Valley Museum 17 Water Street, Granville, NY.

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First Friday

Posted by Ardyce on 25th April 2014

April 4, 2014
7:00 pm
May 2, 2014
7:00 pm
June 6, 2014
7:00 pm

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