|Artwork done by Emma Acobe in colored pencil - |
Emma is from the T. C. Armstrong
Middle School – 6th grade
In the Chris Fayad Members Gallery, there will be an exhibit by WILL BOYDELL and JESSICA KANALEY.
WILL BOYDELL was born in Paterson, New Jersey because he wanted to be near his mother. At an early age, he was fast-tracked into the music curriculum, having been found to be unsuited for anything else. He graduated as a trumpet major with a B. A. in music. Will was immediately drafted into the U. S. Army and served three years in the West Point Band.
Following his time in the service, Will returned to his calling as a classical musician. He performed with many of the best orchestras in New York City and New Jersey, under the leadership of fine conductor/composers including Leonard Bernstein, Leopold Stokowski, Oscar Shumsky, Aaron Copeland and Alan Hovhaness.
Will later played bass guitar and sang as a member of the Last Chance Band and spent three years as a PGA apprentice working as a golf pro. Will moved to Huron, New York and built a log home where he now resides with his wife Carol Stevens and his hound, Maverick (neither of whom listen to a word he says). He decided to study drawing in 2006 after doing some artwork for his wife’s third grade class.
Will found that he enjoyed it and wanted to see what else he could do with it. In 2008, two of his drawings were selected to be show in the Professional Wildlife Art Exhibit at the New York State Fair. This past year his drawing of “The Odd Couple” won first place at the Sterling Art Festival.
Will has taught art for the North Rose-Wolcott school district as part of both their adult continuing education program and the after-school elementary Advantage program. He also teaches art as part of the adult continuing education program and at the wonderful public library in Williamson and at the Fair Haven Hardware Café. Will has been happy to be associated with the Humane Society of Wayne County, contributing art to help their necessary and fine work (if you have room in your home and heart, please seek out their fine animals and able and courteous staff). Will is an artist member of the Wayne County Council for the Arts as well as an associate artist with the South Shore Artisans in Fair Haven.
JESSICA KANALEY is a ceramic artist who celebrates her American roots with pottery inspired by the garden. She was raised in Rochester, New York where she graduated with a bachelors of science from Nazareth College. After working in special education she completed an apprenticeship at the Rochester Folk Art Guild and founded the business, Old Soul Clay. Jessica is currently participating in residencies and seeking adventure through her travels. You may find more of her work by checking on her website: www.oldsoulclay.com
Plan to join us at the Opening Reception to be held on Sunday, April 10th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Parents, friends and public are welcome. W
ayne Art Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12:00 to 3:00 pm and by appointment. Admission is free. Visit these exciting exhibits and stop by our great Gallery Gift Store. Gift certificates are available for classes and gift store items. Wayne County Council for the Arts is located at 108 W. Miller Street, Newark. For more information, call (315) 331-4593, email us at email@example.com or check out our website at www.waynearts.wordpress.com