IN-PERSON: Lisa Rogers - "Discover Her Art" in conversation with Carolyn Mackin

Event date: 
03/05/2022 - 11:00am

Lisa Rogers, author of the picture books 16 Words and Hound Won't Go, presents Discover Her Art: Women Artists and Their Masterpieces, her new book for young art lovers. Lisa will be in conversation with local artist Carolyn Mackin Watson

This  event is free and open to the public, however we ask that you RSVP through the link below. You will have the option of a free RSVP or a free RSVP plus a pre-order of the book. Books will be available after the 3/1 release date. 


COVID Protocols
• Children and adults must wear masks at all times during the event.
• Adults must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with a picture I.D.



"An inclusive, easy-to-read guidebook to women artists." –Publishers Weekly

Discover Her Art invites young art lovers and artists to learn about painting through the lives and masterpieces of 24 women from the 16th to the 20th century.

In each chapter, readers arrive at a masterwork, explore it with an artist’s eye, and learn about the painter's remarkable life and the inspirations behind her work. Young artists will discover how these 24 amazing women used composition, color, value, shape, and line in paintings that range from highly realistic to fully abstract. Hands-on exercises encourage readers to create their own art!

Whether you love to make art or just look at it, you will enjoy discovering the great work of these women artists.



Lisa Rogers majored in English Literature at The College of William and Mary in Virginia, earned a Master’s in English Literature from Boston College, and a Master’s of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. She eventually became an elementary school library teacher and children's book author, whose books include 16 Words: William Carlos Williams and "The Red Wheelbarrow" and Hound Won't Go. She writes from the shores of a pond outside of Boston, Massachusetts where she lives with her husband, daughter, rabbit, and dog.



Carolyn Mackin's abstract and multi-layered paintings reflect her fascination with pattern and color. They have an energy that is both full of movement yet feel grounded. Inspired by the curiosity of a seeker, the pulse of urban life, and genuine human connections, she creates mixed media paintings through an intuitive process of layering acrylic paint. She lives in Wellesley, MA with her husband and two boys, and create in a light-filled art studio on the third floor of their circa 1898 home.


Discover Her Art: Women Artists and Their Masterpieces By Jean Leibowitz, Lisa LaBanca Rogers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641606141
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Chicago Review Press - March 1st, 2022

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714