During the month of May 2016, the Milton Public Library will host an exhibit of artwork by two local painters: Lee Hoey and Jennie Terminiello. The paintings will show many different styles and subjects, some in acrylics and other mediums. Flowers, landscapes, Italian scenes, and more will be displayed. Lee is a former Fine Arts teacher at Fontbonne Academy, and Jennie studied acrylics with her. Lee is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, was voted “Teacher of the Year 1989, Golden Apple Award, Boston Globe,” is a Master of Decorative Painting, and has taken continuing education classes in art. She is a resident of Milton and has lectured many times at various chapters of the Society of Decorative Painters, Painting, Gardening, Interior Design & Gourmet Cooking. She also started out as a mural artist for businesses in Boston, which supported her during her college years, and is a scrimshaw artist, and interior designer, having lectured about murals and furniture design. She is also a member of several educational societies and committees. Jennie took lessons from watercolorist Allen Chambers as well as studying with other art teachers, and is also a resident of Milton.
This is what Lee has to say about her work with older art students: “I was thrilled to see that an artist over 85 years old, still creating, won a prize in the over 60 competition in March 2016. What thrills me even more and fills my heart with joy is to watch my students, all over 60 years old, stand back and take in what they have accomplished. The expressive charge behind each painting or drawing adds a touch of magic to their efforts and it surprises them immensely. We are always being told that it is too much effort to learn anything new, especially when we are convinced erroneously that art is a talent only certain people have. Anyone can learn to draw or paint and yes, it may take a different kind of lesson plan for some, but it is totally possible and it is a wonderfully healthy tool for our well-being and confidence. We are never too old! I am so very proud of each person I teach and our brains are still growing with life giving knowledge.”
Please attend the free and open reception for this exhibit on Thursday, May 5th from 6-8 p.m., and for more information about displaying your art at the library, contact Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, at (617) 698-5757, x. 3.