Art will be exhibited in the Claremont Opera House John D. Bennett Gallery from
December 7 through February 28. Viewing is
available during the shows at the Claremont Opera House or by stopping in at
the business office for access to the gallery on the 5th floor
during business hours.
An Opening reception will be held Friday, December 7, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.Jamie Townsend has been painting large splashes of color for over 20 years. His first color was found right here in his native Vermont. Sunsets and foliage soon led to tropical pastels as he attended the Ringling School of Art in Florida. He found something in common with abstract expressionism while he was studying. This movement has a power and an honesty that appeal to him. His paintings can incorporate subjects such as buildings or figures but they always compete with his interest in negative space. In the last 10 years he has also worked in sculpture and murals. The murals are important because they give the size and the public outreach that Jamie strives for. He splits his time between Europe and the United States and enjoys how the different cultures and landscapes affect his art. In addition, he teaches private classes giving adults a chance to view art as more of a process that can reveal layers of expression. Please follow him on Facebook and Instagram to see past and future creations.