Press Release 10/5/18

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Dover Plains, NY artist Susan Hennelly will have her paintings displayed in the Library’s Gallery from November 1 through December 29 in an exhibit titled “The Farm.

Born in New Jersey, Susan received a BFA & BS in Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She has worked as a teacher in the public school system and freelanced in illustration and in the textile industry She has had a number of solo and group exhibitions in NJ, NY & CT She received first prize in “Friends of the Great Swamp Art Show in Pawling, NY and honorable mention in Sharon Historical Society’s “Have a Seat” in 2017.

“Long before I had a camera, I was outside painting and drawing at the Jersey shore. It was a fun thing to do and lots of great subject matter. A well-rounded art education and teaching in the public school system, freelancing in illustration, and working in the textile industry helped me develop a sense of composition and an understanding of color. Over the years the creative process has become more spontaneous and more intuitive,” says Hennelly. “I’m inspired by nature. My painting is a record of my observation with a largely unconscious expression of my emotion. I paint with watercolor because of its transluency and immediacy. I love drawing with a brush. I have the opportunity to describe what I wish in a brief and powerful way, abstacting details to the simple essence of the design,” she adds.

Please join us on Saturday afternoon, November 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at a reception to meet the artist. The program is free and open to the public. To register, please call the Library, 860-927-3761; go online; email; or stop by the Library.