Alumni News: Janice Eaton ’91 Exhibits at Hall Haskell House in Ipswich Alongside Jeanette Griffith

July 13, 2015

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Alumna Janice Eaton Updike ’91 joins Jeanette Griffith for an exhibit at the Hall-Haskell House at 36 Main Street in Ipswich. There will be an opening reception Friday, July 17, 5 – 8 pm.

Janice Eaton Updike ’91 works in pastels creating contemplative landscapes of nature, color and light inspired by the quiet beauty of salt marshes and fields along the east coast. Her still lifes and interiors are studies of natural light transforming objects and space with the interplay of illumination and shadow upon color. Producing art for over twenty years, Janice prefers pastels for the versatility they provide within a range of subtlety. It is her masterful interpretation of this range that make Janice’s art luminous and memorable.

A graduate of Montserrat College of Art and residing in Newburyport, Updike’s works are at home in many New England residences and corporate institutions. Recent exhibitions include Chameleon Gallery, Newburyport; The Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport; Stonewall Studios, Kittery, ME; the Hall-Haskell Gallery, Ipswich; and “Artrageous” , the annual Montserrat show benefiting student tuition.

Updike is currently represented by the Connor Summers Fine Arts & Framing Gallery on Market Street in Newburyport.

Jeanette Griffith, a native of Philadelphia, began working first with glass as a designer and fabricator of stained glass windows. She studied sculptural glass and began to produce three-dimensional work. Her working life has always reflected her interest in art and in glass, working as a fabricator/craftsperson, studio assistant, manager and instructor. She used all of her background, applied it as an independent studies student at Lesley University, and received her BA with a specialty in Fine Arts.

Griffith’s artwork has been featured in Two Person shows at the Hall Haskel Gallery in Ipswich MA. She has exhibited her work in numerous galleries and museums including the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, International Exhibition of Glass Craft in Japan, the Glass Museum in Ebeltoft, Denmark, Chameleon, Nancy Mumford Gallery, Artrageous! Montserrat College of Art in Beverly MA, and the Art Auction for WGBH. Her work is included in national and international collections.