"For Emily" by Michele Kenna, Pastel, 18"X24"

                                        "For Emily" by Michele Kenna, Pastel, 18"X24"

‘Color and Renewal in Nature’
Artists: Michele J Kenna, Elaine C Daly and Sydney Smith

Gallery 95 at Porter Mill Studios

March 4th to April 1st 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday March 4th 4PM -7PM

The healing power of nature during these uncertain and turbulent times is a theme that is reflected in this exhibit of work by these three Porter Mill artists.  The serene ocean landscapes by Elaine Daly, the expressive color and energy in Michele Kenna's pastels and the rhythmic abstracts of nature by Sydney Smith reveal three different approaches to nature and its place in our lives.

And there’s more! Saturday Demos by each artist.  Learn and watch as each artist creates a painting demonstrating different approaches and techniques.

Sat., March 11 - Michele J Kenna – Painterly Pastels 10AM-12PM

Sat., March 18 - Sydney Smith - Color Expressions 10A-12PM

Sat., March 25 - Elaine Daly - Fluid Acrylics 10AM-12PM

Gallery 95 at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul St Beverly MA
More information mjkenna@comcast.net or 978 335 3999


 “Wild”, Pastel, 16” X20”

“Wild”, Pastel, 16” X20”




Montserrat College of Art
6 PM to 10 PM

I will have the painting to the right in the silent auction in the art event of the year on the North Shore.  Artrageous!2017 is Montserrat College of Art’s fabulous annual art auction. Live and Silent Auctions feature spectacular collectible works by renowned and emerging artists. Incredible art, music, food and atmosphere with students drawing, painting, print making and creating art everywhere – it is a real “happening” event!

8PM Live Auction at the North Shore Music Theatre
62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA


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Pastel Journal’s 18th Annual Pastel 100 Competition

Pastel Journal’s 18th Annual Pastel 100 Competition  Check out the April issue of the Pastel Journal  where there will be an image of my pastel, ”The Far Side”, which won an Honorable Mention in the Abstract & Nonobjective category. This painting was selected among more than 2,000 entries. The work was juried by master pastelist, author and teacher, Marcia Holmes. 

More information: www.artistsnetwork.com

The Far Side, Pastel  11"X14"