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February 12, 2014

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Internationally-recognized illustrator JooHee Yoon will talk about her work at 11:30 a.m. at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Yoon mixes intricately-detailed and quirky drawing with traditional printmaking techniques. For more information, email savery.kelley@montserrat.edu, call 978-867-9624 or visit www.montserrat.edu/galleries/public-programs/.

Cynthia Fowler, chairman of the Department of Art and associate professor of art at Emmanuel College, will present "Andy Warhol: Pop Artist Extraordinaire" tonight at 7 at Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. Fowler's presentation is part of the Athenaeum’s Pop Art Series exploring 20th-century art. Cost is $10 Athenaeum members, $15 nonmembers, free to students with ID. For details and reservations, call 978-744-2540 or email info@salemathenaeum.net.

Ever wonder what it's like to be a lobsterman? Find out tonight at 7, as the next Tales from the Fish House lecture features Richard Patch, who's been hauling traps in Swampscott for 40 years. Patch will share some of his lobstering stories and a video tonight at Swampscott Yacht Club, second floor of the Fish House at Fisherman's Beach, 425 Humphrey St., Swampscott. Tonight's event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.swampscottyachtclub.org.

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