Monday, November 20, 2006

Fayetteville Library Exhibit Honors 42-Year Volunteer

In 1991 Fayetteville Free Library named Dorothea Gordon Volunteer of the Year. This year, in further tribute to her 42 years as Tuesday night volunteer, the library hosts an exhibit of Gordon's art. Gordon, who died in 1992, was trained as a journalist and had broad interests, as the exhibit illustrates. Visitors will see examples of her needlework, china painting, knitting and drawing.Gordon was a longtime member of the Garden Gate Garden Club and often took floral arrangements to the library. For the exhibit, her daughter-in-law, Julie Gordon, has made an arrangement in the Japanese style that Gordon loved.Gordon was also fond of painting on china. She had a kiln in her kitchen and used it to turn out tea sets, platters and desert dishes. She enjoyed painting roses and portraits of Native Americans, and both appear in her works on china.

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