Rochester artists to host art show, sale

Oct 03, 2016

Rochester — The Monday Morning Painters of the Rochester Council On Aging will hold an Art Show and Sale on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Rochester Senior Center, 67 Dexter Lane, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A portion of the sales will go to the Friends of the COA. Lunch will be available by the Friends. The following artists will be participating:

Terry Laspesa is a new artist in Rochester. She has taken classes in Harwich and in Meriden, Connecticut. Lapesa lived on Wychmere Harbor in Harwichport which provided her with a view of the ever changing water and the environment that it supports. She was part of the Guild of Harwich artists and participated in Marion’s Art in the Park. Some of her earlier works have been made into prints.

Helen Johnson is mainly self-taught. After retiring from teaching, she took a four-session workshop with local artist Kate Fuller for people who always wanted to try watercolor but never had and she was hooked on painting. Currently, Helen paints with the Monday Morning Artists at the Rochester COA and the Canalside Artists at the Bourne COA and is a member of the Bourne/Wareham Art Association, Marion Art Center and the Taunton Art Association. She has received awards from the Massachusetts State Art Contest for Seniors.

Exploring art in many areas since high school, Betty Beaulieu has studied with various local artists. The Rochester artist has focused her interest in local history on preserving past and present local scenes in watercolor and oil paintings. Her paintings have won awards in many local art shows. Betty is a member of the Marion Art Center, Taunton Art Association. and Bourne Wareham Art Association.

A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, Jane Egan is a multifaceted artist who works with a variety of mediums, including oil paint, watercolor and pastel. Among Jane’s most recent accolades, she was awarded Best of Show for pastel works in both the Bourne Wareham Art Association and Taunton Art Association member shows. Jane’s works have also been on exhibit at the Marion Art Center. Jane is an active member of numerous local art associations.

Jennifer Cipriano’s artistic experience includes a preference for oil painting, but also other mediums such as watercolor. She creates landscapes, botanical paintings, and animal renderings. She previously worked in the textile industry, retail advertising and was a freelance scrimshander for nine years with her works being sold nationwide.

Janet McDonald took her first watercolor class six years ago after her retirement as a operating room nurse. She paints three times a week with the Duxbury Tarlikin Schoolhouse Artists, the Canalside Artists in Bourne and the Rochester Senior Center Artists.

Lynnette F. Torres graduated from Vesper George School of Art in Boston. She has worked in the commercial art world for more than 30 years, having spent the past 28 years working as the design/art Director/production planner for a local screen print company. The mediums she enjoys are pen and ink, pastel and watercolor.

Over the past few years, Marion artis, Elizabeth Kirke has depicted a variety of subjects using pastels, acrylics and watercolors. She holds a bachelor's degree in art history with a minor in art education from the University of Massachusetts.

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