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Current Exhibitions: Upstairs Gallery


My Pirate Days, Joyce McCarten.

Joyce McCarten

My Pirate Days

The abstract paintings that will be shown in this exhibition are a reflection of my 12- year- marriage to Walter Smith. He was a business man, a professional actor and a man of integrity and fun.  After diagnosis and treatment of cancer in 2006, it was his intention to live life to the fullest.  We had ten years of “stolen time” and our marriage was filled with great love and joy. Each painting in this show expresses some of the joy we shared in specific locations or in the humor we saw in the memes of the day.

 I use color, shape and gesture in oil paint to capture the excitement of a life well lived. While I grieve his loss, I celebrate him for all his quirkiness, his passions and his love for life. I will move forward without him, but first, I will look back to my “pirate days” with Walter Smith. 

First Friday Reception: June 7, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Artist’s Reception: June 9, 4:00 - 6:00 pm