Press Release 12/11/15 (Kent, Connecticut) – “ART IS LIFE AT ITS BEST,” wrote the poet and philosopher, Eli Siegel. With that in mind, the Monday Morning Art Group starts the week on a high note. This group of seniors has been meeting every Monday morning for more than twenty five years. Each member works in his own style and medium to make the world look good. The late Maggie Smith started the group and the older members remember her with gratitude.
The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the Monday Morning Art Group will have its artwork displayed in the Library’s Gallery from January 2 through February 29 in an exhibit titled “Monday High Notes.”
“Our eldest member, Marie Camp, is particularly fond of painting birds. She is 96 years old and going strong. EJ Johnston loves seascapes. Patsy Stroble always surprises us with new ideas like a painting of her mother inspired by an old photo with a vintage Ford nearby. Stroble’s others are paintings of views from her old stone house in Sharon.”
“There is frustration, success and failure but the attempt is good for the soul. Above all, there is a spirit of camaraderie and a hope that we can be good critics of each other’s work. In these last years, Connie Horton, a retired art teacher has been a great source of knowledge and encouragement,” says member Dorli DiGregorio, the exhibit’s organizer. “After a morning ‘chat session’ we hunker down and it’s so quiet, you can hear a pin drop! New members are always welcome.” she adds.
Recently the group has been on meeting on Thursdays at Templeton Farms but they look forward to returning to Monday Morning sessions on Fuller Mountain Road at the studio of Dorli Di Gregorio.
The artists in this group exhibit are Zelli Boscardin, Marie Camp, Dorli DiGregorio, Beth Dooley, Connie Horton, EJ Johnston, Sue Lopardo, Jacque Petersen, Patsy Stroble, Trudy Walter, and Alice Wolfe.
Please join us on Saturday afternoon, January 16 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for a reception to meet the artists. It is free and open to the public.
The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut.
Left: “Lonely Road” by Dorli Di Gregorio and Right: “Crashing Waves of Maine” by EJ Johnston – two of the many paintings included in the Monday Morning Art Group’s exhibit“Monday High Notes.” The paintings will be on display from January 2 to February 29 in the Gallery at Kent Memorial Library.