This October, the Kingston Public Library will exhibit work by student of A. Violet Berry in their Wednesday morning oil painting workshop. The students featured in this exhibit are Diane Wilson, Ruth Littman, Richard Stevens, Sue Mrosk, Rita Bento, Armando Enriquez, Bill Mello, Gladys McGarry, Maralyn “Gig” Paris, Leanne Berry, Susan Traft, and Bonnie Buhl.
All of these students are senior citizens, most from Kingston. Some have painted before, but for many this class has been their introduction to painting.
For the past 16 years, Mrs. Berry, for many years an art teacher in the Kingston school system, has been teaching oil painting through the Council on Aging. Former Council on Aging Director Muriel Boyce made the original suggestion to Mrs. Berry and her late husband Patrick, and worked with them to plan and promote the class to seniors, and it has proven very popular; most of the students from the first class have continued through several years. Classes are held in spring and fall at the senior center on Wednesday mornings.
The exhibit will be on view in the library’s gallery and display case throughout October.