We are so thankful to be able to support our local Rhode Island artists by offering them a showcase in 2 of our offices, Narragansett and Jamestown. For June, we have Chris Mulcahey showcasing in our Narragansett Office and Jenny Anne showcasing in our Jamestown office.
About the Artist- Chris Mulcahey
Chris Mulcahey has a Ph.D. in art education and spent many years teaching children and college students. She now has more time to focus on her own artwork, and uses soft pastels because of their layering abilities and the richness that can be achieved by using multiple layers of colors and values. Various light conditions at different times of the day are often the focus of her paintings. She travels frequently and likes to capture the varying qualities of light and shadow within landscapes, portraits, and architectural elements in different countries. Chris exhibits locally at the Wickford Art Association and the South County Art Association, and works in her studio in Kingston. She also exhibits in juried pastel shows nationally.
Jenny Anne is an aspiring art teacher from Jamestown, currently studying to receive her bachelor’s degree in Art Education. “The education of our youth is so important, and I strive to be a part of it. Art is an outlet for so many children and adults alike, as it allows a true means of expressing one’s self. Once I receive my teaching certificate, I plan on working in an urban area, in a school that desperately needs qualified teachers. After receiving my bachelor’s, I plan on going to receive my master’s degree and pursue art therapy, working with at-risk youth and the Deaf, and I am fluent in ASL.” Jenny was awarded the Student Talent Award from the Rhode Island College Art Department for the year 2020 and was declared having the highest GPA within the student body of the art department. She works using 2-D and 3-D design, and works in all mediums including that of, painting (oil, gouache, acrylic, water, and sumi ink), drawing, lithography and relief printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and metalsmithing. Her work is currently being showcased at the State of The Arts Exhibit at the URI Providence Campus, for the month of June. Her work ranges from encapsulating the beauty of nature around us, to embracing the intrinsic nature of abstractions.