Jan Weinshanker and Judith Wright present Two Women, Two Friends | Recent Works with an Opening Reception on Saturday May 5th from 3:00-6:00pm at the Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester.  Works by the artists will include new paintings, works on paper, glass mosaics and ceramics. Recently, Wright’s paintings and mosaics have been focused on local street scenes, local birds, and still lifes.  In her words,  ‘I live by the ocean and although I rarely paint the sea, the colors around me and the magnificent Cape Ann light always influence my work.’  Weinshanker’s paintings and ceramics come from a primal place.  ‘I explore the spiritual language of art.  My hope is for the viewer to ask what story might be held in each work.’  The exhibition will continue through May.  Gallery hours Friday- Sunday: 12noon - 5:00pm or by appointment at 978-283-9430 and 617-803-9101.

Jan Weinshanker studied at Mass College of Art, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Syracuse University School of Art. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibits including: Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA, King Hooper Mansion, Marblehead MA, Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester MA, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA, Marblehead Arts Festival, Marblehead, MA, Art in the Barn, Gallery 22 in Soho, NYC, and Lanesville Art Show.

Judith Wright has studied independently over many years, but is mainly a self taught artist. Over 25 years, she has exhibited in numerous exhibitions, including the Marlboro Gallery, Boston MA; Acacia Gallery, Gloucester, MA; Francisca Anderson Fine Art; Lexington MA; and Smith College Gallery, Northampton MA.  Wright’s work has also appeared in Art in the Barn and the Lanesville Art Show. She is a member of the Cape Ann Artisans (since 2001) and maintains a studio in Gloucester MA.
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