Current ExhibitA Time for Reflection: Nursing Home Series by Janet Carlson and Julie Seranno will open April 18 and run through June 14, 2014. This exhibit by Janet Carlson, North Hampton, NH and Julie Serrano, South Berwick Me is a collection of paintings, prints and drawings done in a nursing home environment.
As an artist, Julie Serrano uses whatever medium the subject calls for: pencil, charcoal, oils, printmaking materials and most recently wax. She is very much intrigued with and appreciative of the unknown in her artistic process. This opening into mystery is also reflective of her life as a practicing psychotherapist, a Sufi guide, and a Zen meditation practitioner. Julie's undergraduate work in art and psychology was at the University of New Hampshire. Her graduate work in Expressive Arts Therapy earned her a Master's of Arts' Degree from Lesley College Graduate School.
Janet Carlson is very active in the New Hampshire Art Association. Her exhibits include NH Art Association, Portsmouth, NH, Innovative Textiles, Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH. She has taught a number of workshops including Gelatin Plate Printmaking and has been included in a number of publications.
Janet explains, "These Nursing Home paintings were done as my thesis at UNH. I spent many hours there (my mother-in-law was a resident at the time), and I became friendly with many of the folks there. I sketched and photographed the residents at different times during their daily activities, meals, and at rest and built a meaningful relationship while playing bingo and sharing activities.
Beginning in 2008, I returned to my love of music and have embarked on a new adventure learning to play drums. I began my journey studying with Jill Robinson, and have been studying many years with Gene Guth along with some amazing lessons with Les Harris Jr. Several group classes at Seacoast Academy of Music have moved me along this path. Jazz classes with trumpeter Zach Lang have been very influential and my focus is now on jazz, bebop and beyond!"
King and Queen of Hearts (upper right), Julie Serrano, Lithography
All in the Game (middle right), Janet Carlson, Oil on Canvas
Rose, A Prayer (lower right), Janet Carlson, Oil on Canvas
Previous Exhibits and Gallery Artists
Small Comforts for a Long Winter by Susann Foster Brown, Winter 14
Holly Berry Exhibit of Small Works, Holiday Exhibit 13
William Mitchell: Silkscreens of the New England Landscape, Fall 13
Naturally Occurring: Paintings by Debra Claffey, Summer 13
Fiber and Print Exhibit 2013, Spring 13
Holiday Small Works Exhibit, Holiday Exhibit 12
In and Of the Landscape by Judith Heller Cassell and Suzanne Pretty, Fall 12
Drawn to the Clouds by Rosemary Conroy, Summer 12
Threads of Tapestry by Suzanne Pretty, Winter 12
Small Works Exhibit, Holiday Exhibit 11
Reflections on a Garden, Summer 11
Life is Colorful: Works of Ethel Hills, Spring 11
Tactile Surfaces, Judith Heller Cassell, Janet Carlson, Suzanne Pretty, Julie Serrano 11
Holiday Exhibit 2010, Tess Feltes, Suzanne Pretty , Robert Roux, Winter 10
Embroidered Stories by Jill Snyder Wallace, Fall 10
Inner Garden: Photographs by Susan Lirakis, Summer 10
Maidens of Pharos by Cori Caputo, watercolors, Spring 10
Pat Giebutowski and Suzanne Pretty, Reflections, Winter 10
Tess Feltes, Ethel Hills and Robert Roux, Holiday 09
Judith Heller Cassell and Suzanne Pretty, Fall 09
Media - Mixed and Otherwise, Gail Smuda, Summer 09
Resurgence, WCA-NH, Spring 09
Exhibit of George Longfish & Carly Glovinski, Summer 08
Donna Catanzaro, Universe of Wit & Irony, Spring 08
Dimensions in Fiber & Print: Janet Carlson & Sue Pretty, Spring 07
Laura Morrison: Mixed Media and Commentary, Fall 07
Judy Cassell and Robert Roux, Fall, 06