Ames Free Library

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November Featured Artist at the AFL

On the Wall: Susan Clark

Susan Clarke is a teaching artist through VSAArts of RI. She holds a certificate in Decorative Painting from RISD Continuing Ed. Clarke has recently exhibited her work at the Attleboro Museum, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, One Studio Smooch and Gilbert Stuart Museum. She is a member of the Monotype Guild of New England and the RI Watercolor Society.

This series of small mixed media collages explores the love/hate relationship between man and the natural world. Clarke uses acrylic glazes and found images to create a series of whimsical but thoughtful pieces examining the need for a delicate balance between progress and protection.

The monotypes are part of a series of collages inspired by Clarke’s collection of antique quilts. Combining her monotype prints with the format of traditional quilting she has created pieces which explore the interplay of the vibrant colors, lines and textures.

In the Case: Michelle Genereux Duprey 

Michelle grew up in Easton and is the Administrative Assistant at the Ames Free Library, where she has been employed for nineteen years. She has an education in the arts and at one time had been self-employed doing art shows. At one of these shows she was discovered by a company in New York City who commissioned her for paintings. Although she no longer does commissioned works, she has those pieces all along the East Coast and as far west as California.
Michelle still dabbles in paint and other media such as wood and stone as well as photography and jewelry design. For the month of November, Michelle has some of her jewelry on display, which is also available for purchase. Just in time for holiday gift-giving!

Artists’ works are brought to you by the Artist on Display Program sponsored by the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District.
Learn more about previous artists that have displayed at the Ames Free Library HERE