Jessica has become a nationally recognized artist. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, The New Yorker Magazine and on CBS’s Early Show.
Jessica Hillary Park was born on July 20, 1958 and lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She attended local public schools and received her first art instruction from John Maziarz at Mt. Greylock Regional High School. Apart from a few lessons from friends she is self-taught. Jessica is a mail clerk at Williams College where she has worked for 30 years.
Jessica’s paintings start with a sketch, whenever possible done at the actual scene. Later she will often refer to a photograph for more detail. Her paints are acrylics; she has 64 tubes of them but she seldom uses a color as it comes from the tube. Each color is mixed to a particular shade and there will often be seven or eight shades of the same color which will be applied one by one according to a diagram that she holds in her mind from the beginning. Jessica’s favorite color is mint green.
Jessica’s life and vision have been documented in The Siege and Exiting Nirvana, two books by her mother, Clara Claiborne Park.
Dr. Anthony Gengarelly is a Professor of Museum Studies and Art History at MCLA teaching courses in museum studies and art history and served as the Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department for the past several years. Since 2004, he has focused on the art and life of Jessica Park in several of his classes that involve exhibitions and publications including Exploring Nirvana: The Art of Jessica Park. He is now in process with an art biography of Jessica Park, A World Transformed, that will be forthcoming in 2013. Dr. Gengarelly will be giving a lecture presentation in the gallery Thursday November 15, 6-9pm
On the Floor – Modern glass blown art by – Hoogs and Crawford
Visions on the Spectrum II
November 3 2012 – January 2, 2013
Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main St
Lee, MA 01238