French Artist Exhibits at Nashua Library

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“Pli,” an exhibit of acrylic paintings and mixed media works by Pascale Lord, will be on display at the Nashua Public Library from March 2 to 23.

Over the years, the artist says, canvas has come to represent a woman’s skin to her, to which she adds wrinkles, lines, and pleats. (“Pli,” the title of the exhibit, is the French word for “fold.”)

“As women,” she explains, “we have to accept that our body, our skin, is changing, modifying, reflecting traces of time or hardship and aging. Perfection is a myth, but beauty can reveal itself in different ways.”

Pascale Lord, a French native, began her art career at Strasbourg University, studying visual arts. She complemented her studies by working at the Modern Art Museum of Strasbourg. Following graduation, she taught art, and organized exhibits with the Ecomuseum of Pierre de Bresse in Burgundy.

In 2005, Lord relocated to the U.S. with her family, first to Seattle, then in 2011 to Rhode Island, where she is a board member at Imago Foundation for the Arts. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibits in the U.S.

The current exhibit is part of the library’s celebration of Francophonie Month. You can find out about more events celebrating French language and culture at

The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours. In addition, the artist will hold a reception on Thursday, March 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.