COLOR LOVE: Opening at the Gallery on September 7th!

The Gallery at WREN presents: COLOR LOVE: 3 Artists. 3 Visions.

On Friday, September 7, from 5-7pm, the Gallery at WREN presents the opening reception of COLOR LOVE, featuring the bright and vibrant paintings of three New Hampshire artists: Ethel Hills, Rosemary Conroy, and Ann Trainor Domingue. Although their subject matter ranges from wildlife, to seaside tableaus, to abstract landscapes, all three artists bring to their works a desire to create connections between the viewer’s experience and their own–bringing fresh and joyful appreciation to familiar subjects.

The opening reception is part of the First Friday events in Bethlehem, which include exhibits at 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center, and Rek•lis Brewery. Don’t forget to pick up your First Friday punch card at WREN and then visit the other stops on Main Street in order to receive free chips and salsa at Rek•lis! After the reception, COLOR LOVE will be on display in the Gallery during the month of September, open daily from 10am-5pm.

Meet the Artists:

Rosemary Conroy is a contemporary wildlife artist living and working in Weare, NH. Named one of “Eleven Women Artists to Watch” by New Hampshire Magazine in 2017, she has also recently been featured on NH Public Radio’s The Exchange to discuss “Making It As An Artist in NH.” Largely self-taught, Rosemary has nevertheless been enjoying ever-increasing success as an artist, and her work is collected across the U.S. and Canada. She attributes her success to her passion for her primary subject matter (wildlife) and never losing her sense of humor.

Ann Trainor Domingue was born in Massachusetts and lived many years in Rhode Island before settling in New Hampshire. She is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a B.A. in painting. Ann is a Copley Artist, and Copley Fellow of the Copley Society of Art in Boston. Her works hang in many private and public collections across the country including the permanent collections of Coverys Boston, SNHU, Keene State College, Hampshire Plaza Tower, Tenn & Tenn law firm, Catholic Medical Center, and Manchester Place. Her award-winning career as an advertising art director and designer has influenced her sense of composition and use of color. Ann is represented by the following galleries: Portland Art Gallery, ME; Camden Falls Gallery, ME; Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH; George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME; Art3 Gallery, Manchester, NH; Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA; Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.

Ethel Hills grew up in Hollis, NH and has since settled in Hampton, NH. After receiving her B.A. at UNH, she worked traditional clerical jobs while exploring her creativity through needlework, photography and rug hooking. Interest in developing her own rug designs brought her to a drawing class and the beginning of a love of drawing and painting, reinforced by her continued study of art, including courses at UNH and the NH Institute of Art. Ethel has been painting seriously for about fifteen years and is an active member of Ogunquit Art Association, NH Art Association, the Abstract Artists Group of New England, Women’s Caucus for Art, and the Arts League of Lowell. She has exhibited in numerous juried and solo shows in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine.

COLOR LOVE is generously sponsored by Union Bank, a long-time supporter of WREN and WREN artists.