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MMoA Artists Share: Janvier Miller

Janvier Miller is a potter who lives in Vero Beach, FL and summers in local Stonington, CT with her husband Gustaf.  Both of them are Elected Artist members at MMoA.   Janvier Miller had a solo exhibition of her paintings at MMoA in 2017 called Fans & Vessels.   “My paintings begin with studies on…

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MMoA Artists Share: Mark Dixon

Mark Dixon is a photographer from Old Lyme, CT who aims to collect unique views of everyday surroundings.   “My training as a scientist helps me see details, understand relationships, and record information. I have worked hard at gaining a creative aesthetic to go with these observational skills.”   Mark became an Elected Artist member…

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MMoA Artists Share: Melissa Verdier

Melissa Verdier is a local Mystic artist who recently reverted her focus to creating landscapes in pastel.   “Subjects I have chosen for my paintings reflect moments of solitude and peace possibly evoking a favorite memory for the viewer. For my current work, I enjoy painting outdoor images of the changing  seasons. I have re-kindled…

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MMoA Artists Share: Hilary Opperman

Hilary Opperman has been instructing children’s art programming at MMoA  for 10 years. Her calm and thoughtful approach to artmaking encourages the best in students and her interest in the healing effect of creativity inspires children to be mindful, not just towards their art, but to the planet, societal issues, and towards each other. MMoA…

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MMoA Artists Share: Brigitte Brocato

Brigitte Brocato is an artist from Ashaway, RI who creates works that both celebrate and memorializes different life events. “I like to depict topics or events that profoundly effect many people’s lives in either a negative or positive way. For example, the terrorist attack on 911 in New York City and the fall of the…

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MMoA Artists Share: Linda J. Ouellette

Linda J. Ouellette is a photographer from Columbia, CT who enjoys creating art using both tradition and digital methods. Her photography as well as painted works provide her a base image to alter using digital painting and layering techniques.   Linda most recently won 2nd prize in the manipulated image category in our Photo Show…

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MMoA Artists Share: Sarah Stifler Lucas

For many students here at MMoA, Sarah Stifler Lucas has filled the role of mentor in their artistic journey. Sarah has taught here for over 28 years, and holds a vast number of awards and accolades.  One of her most popular classes we offer is Photo to Canvas.   “Photo to Canvas offers students the…

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MMoA Artists Share: Lavanya Shubhakar

We are thrilled to welcome and introduce Lavanya Shubhakar to the MMoA Education team. Lavanya comes to us as a teacher and administrator from the Groton Montessori School with an extensive background in childhood education coupled with her passion for art.  We look forward to seeing all the amazing art she has planned for our…

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MMoA Artists Share: Liz Lomax

Liz Lomax began teaching children’s art classes, outreach programming and Artini workshops at MMoA in 2017.  She has become a valued and deeply loved faculty member.  Her passion for children’s art coupled with her fun and whimsical approach to everything she does has brought an energy and joyfulness (along with a lot of glitter) to…

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MMoA Artists Share: Lisa Lyman Adams

After 26 years of a successful illustrative career in Manhattan, Lisa relocated to the Mystic area to continue her art career while also teaching classes at MMoA. Lisa teaches numerous classes on various themes and topics which include: Watercolor Basics, Nuts and Bolts of Drawing, Multimedia Drawing, Map Making, Intermediate Drawing, Animal Portraits and much,…

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