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On the Wall: Susan Fornaro

The Ames Free library wishes to thank Susan Fornaro, who has donated her work to beautify the library. Her donated painting is displayed in the office of Executive Director, Uma Hiremath.

“My hope is to transport the viewer into the heart of the place and subject I am painting. When you can imagine the heat of the sun on your skin or the velvet petal of a flower in your hand as you visit the painting, then I have taken you to a place that moved me and we have made a connection.”
Susan was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Expressive Art Therapy in 1991 from Lesley University, Cambridge MA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1975 from Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. Susan has studied Advanced Drawing at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, 2013; Collage and Water Media at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA in 2012; Figure Drawing at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2011; Impressionist painting at the Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, MA. Ms. Fornaro currently works as a full time Art Psychotherapist with a thriving practice in Canton, MA. She uses her leisure time to paint and immerse herself in the world of making art and growing as an artist.
Additional work by Ms. Fornaro is displayed at the ESTCD Art Coop/Gallery, 50 Main St., North Easton. Open Saturday and Sunday, 11-3.

In the Glass Case: Katherine Honey

“Regardless of my reason to paint, like a wonderful vacation, painting renews me. Whatever priorities, emotions, and concerns existed before I raise my brush disappear. Hours evaporate and I am refreshed
and ready to focus on what needs to be done.”
While Honey’s formal training in the arts is limited to about seven years, painting, photography, and crafts have been a mainstay in her life. In her youth, she embraced oils and dabbled in photography. Later in life, Honey moved from the forgiving nature of oils and acrylics to the challenge of watercolors. Inspiration for Honey’s paintings comes in many forms and often results in a series of paintings.
Katherine is an avid supporter of the arts. She has organized photography and art exhibits and contributes her art work to fundraising efforts. Presently, she is a member of the Attleboro Arts Museum and the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District Art Co-op/ Gallery, 50 Main St., North Easton, where her work is available for viewing Saturday & Sunday 11-3.

Artists’ works are brought to you by the Artist on Display Program sponsored by the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District.


Learn more about previous artists that have displayed at the Ames Free Library HERE