“Simply Love”: Mixed Media Artwork by Holly Aloha Jaynes
Friday, March 2nd, through Thursday, March 29th
Public Reception: Sunday, March 4th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist Holly Jaynes works in a variety of media, including painting, photography, mixed media and collage. Her exhibit, “Simply Love,” represents her return to Abbot Library’s Carten Gallery, after more than ten years. Holly’s work reflects her interests in healing, spirituality and art, also combined in her academic studies at Lesley University, where she earned a Masters Degree in Expressive Therapy. She hopes that viewers will enjoy the variety of her art, as “there is something for everyone.”
Holly Jaynes graduated from the Vesper George School of Art and worked as a graphic designer for the next 14 years. She then attended the Massachusetts College of Art, with a dual major in Painting and Photography. After completing her Masters Degree in Expressive Therapy at Lesley University, she led expressive therapy groups in several hospitals, working in the mental health field. She is a member of the Marblehead Arts Association and the Rockport Art Association’s Experimental Group. She also teaches art across the lifespan at the Muse Art Studio. For more information about Holly, please visit her website.
About the Virginia A. Carten Gallery
Virginia A. Carten (1906 – 1986) was a local artist who expressed her generosity to the community by bequeathing a significant amount of money to Abbot Library for items relating to art and artists. A portion of that money was used to build a new gallery during the Library building renovations in 1989 – 1990. The Carten Gallery is used for exhibits of area artists whose work might include painting, photography, sculpture, multimedia and more. Those interested in exhibiting work in the Gallery should contact the Library Director, Patricia Rogers, at 781-631-1481 Ext. 222, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia A. Carten
The following biographical information about Virginia Carten comes from a 1980’s Rockport Art Association book on member artists: Virginia Carten was intrigued by line and motion, likes to capture some fleeting moment in the daily lives of her subjects- from Mexican washwomen to lobstermen tending traps. Graduated: Massachusetts school of Art. Worked Boston stores and newspapers, later – children’s book illustration. Served: 3 years army Air force Photographer – U.s. and Europe.. exhibited: London International Salon of Photography. 1965: Began studying painting in Mexico, concentrating on people in action – at markets, fiestas and countrysides. She observes unopposed movements of life, watching, memorizing and making very small quick sketches – painting later indoors. She finds Mexico, Guatemala, Spain, Morocco and New England harbors rich in colorful subjects.