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Painter of stories: EMMA artist Betsy Moakley

EMMA SERIES By Janelle Faignant Correspondent There’s a painting of a little girl sitting on a wooden bench looking down, lost in thought. Her pensive expression contrasts the cheerful tutu…

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Painter Rae Newell is always on the lookout for subject matter

EMMA SERIES By Janelle Faignant Correspondent You might know Rae Newell from the various art classes she teaches in the area – acrylic painting at Artistree in Woodstock; one at…

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Inspired by life: Killington artist Alice Sciore finds creative influences everywhere

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent Her energy bubbles up, up, and over the phone line. Alice Sciore’s life experiences are the kind you might imagine an artist has, and she is…

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Thinking in color: Karen Seward’s unusual ability colors her art

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent Karen Seward hears a common false belief from people sometimes: “I can’t paint.” Or, “I can’t draw.” “I’m not artistic.” “I can’t draw a straight line.”…

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Of Time and Art: For painter Heather Shay, retirement means finally having time for creativity

EMMA SERIES By Janelle Faignant | Correspondent. In between raising four kids and working full-time, there was never really any time for art, but it was always an interest Heather Shay…

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Beauty in simplicity: The photos of Lowell Snowden Klock

EMMA SERIES  By Janelle Faignant | Correspondent. There’s a fresh fish market near a courthouse in town, with a parking lot in back that sits next to an old abandoned house….

Mary Crowley: Following her bliss

COVER STORY  |  By Janelle Faignant Mary Crowley has written and illustrated two books, and is at work on a third. She was part creator of the heARTs project that…

Picture this: Ann McFarren paints stories that transport the viewer into her world

EMMA Series By Janelle Faignant  |  Correspondent Something became apparent after a handful of interviews with members of the artists group East Mountain Mentoring Artists (EMMA). They were each engaging,…

Carving a niche: Artist uses wood to create life-like sculptures

EMMA Series By Janelle Faignant | Correspondent.  At a Chaffee exhibit not long ago, someone saw Christine Townsend’s life-like replica of a male blue jay and assumed she used a store-bought…