DUET: LYNN & RON JONES AT THE KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Press Release 7/6/18

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Kent artists Lynn and Ron Jones will have their artwork displayed in the Library’s Gallery from July 1 through August 31 in an exhibit titled “Duet.”

Lynn Wallerius Jones was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. She earned a BFA at the University of Washington in Seattle. Ronald Ervin Jones was born in Arizona. He attended Phoenix College for 2 years.

Lynn and Ron met 61 years ago at the Art Center College of Design, now in Pasadina, CA. After earning credits for his masters degree, Ron moved to New York where he began to freelance as an illustrator for numerous magazines, books, and advertising agencies including Seventeen, McCall’s, Good Housekeeping, G.Q., and Reader’s Digest. His clients have included I.B.M., Revlon, Dana Promotions, Bantam Books, Ballantine Books, McGraw-Hill, M.I.T., American Express, and G.E.

Lynn remained in Los Angeles where she worked for Stevens Biondi diCicco Art Studio. After 9 months she moved to Manhattan where she began to work for Johnstone, Inc. as an art director and fashion illustrator. Her clients have included Bermuda Shop, Montaldos, Doops, Hattie Carnegie, Moygashel, Barn Shop, and Collector’s Series-The Card Collector.

They were married in 1960. When they started a family, Lynn took time off to raise their two children, Tod Benton Jones and Dana Jones Chevalier (both artists).

Ron continued his freelance career for 38 years. After his retirement, both he and Lynn painted. Ron has designed a series of greeting cards. Lynn has focused on wildlife painting. They have joint and individual shows of their artwork. They prefer water mediums: gouache, watercolors, acrylics, pen & ink, colored pencils and multi-medium combinations.

Please join us on Saturday afternoon, July 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for an opening reception to meet the artists. The event is free and open to the public. To register, please call the Library, 860-927-3761; go online; email kmlinfo@biblio.org; or stop by the Library.