Alice Tweedie painting

NORWAY — Visitors to Norway Memorial Library can enjoy an art exhibit in two glass display cases. “The Phenomenal Intricacy of Such Tiny Creatures” features fifteen whimsical watercolor paintings of insects painted by Alice Tweedie.

Alice has been an artist all of her life. She began drawing and painting insects a few years ago, but she’s always been a professional artist. Her passion is for connecting with nature – taking care of animals, growing things, and being outdoors. She says, “I love to make things, create things, whether it be in the garden or at the easel.”

Alice was one of the first regulars on “Saturday Night Live,” playing “Peuta” with Jim Henson and the Muppets in “The Land of Gorch” for two seasons. She went on to perform on “Captain Kangaroo” and on “The Adventures of Slim Goodbody in NutriCity,”playing a host of different characters as a puppeteer, actress and singer. She designed and built Muppet-style puppets for television out of her studio in New York City, which was featured on the “Today” show and in New York magazine.

In Los Angeles, Alice performed as a puppeteer with Shari Lewis and Lambchop, sang and performed on a Johnny Carson television pilot called “Wizzle Falls,” starring William Conrad, and on a kids’ weekly TV series called “The Kid-a-Littles.”

Later in life Alice performed two years of national service through the AmeriCorps VISTA and the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow programs, focusing on food security for the state of Maine, and publishing two books for DHHS on hikes for school groups in Maine, and gardening for children in Maine. The books were distributed to over 1000 schools and learning centers statewide. She tutored children in the public schools in Portland and in Gorham, and has taught puppetry and art classes to both children and adults in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Maine.

Alice holds bachelor’s degrees from Antioch College in Ohio with a major in Theater Arts and from The University of Southern Maine with a major in Communications. She studies art at Maine College of Art (MECA) and at The University of Southern Maine.

This display is on view whenever the library is open from September 15-October 15. Those interested in purchasing can get contact information at the information desk. Pricing lists are available at the display cases. Visit Alice’s website at

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