The Jane Deering Gallery will hold a reception Saturday, March 21 from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit, “Formally Taught …. and Not”, which is curated by artist and Manchestser-by-the-Sea resident Juni Van Dyke and includes work by established artists who frequently exhibit in galleries, museums and public institutions, and inspiring work by senior citizens in the art program at The Rose Baker Senior Center — creative people whose important life’s work has circumvented formal art training.
Now, with time and the passion to explore, these seniors are continuing in their journey of self-expression. Their artwork is illuminating and proof that we are all equipped with a unique set of sensibilities informed by years of aesthetic practice implicit in daily living — namely observation and the practice of evaluating how things look.
“Formally Taught …. and Not” continues thru April 12 at the Jane Deering Gallery on Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Gallery hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00-5:00 p.m.