Creativity is innate, its value is well established in our day to day life and is often a highly sought attribute in our career path. It is unique to each of us and yet we often do very little to feed that wellspring. Come and hear some ideas and consider some ways to bring your creative point of view into your day to day and beyond into whatever your interests or drive may be.
About Portsmouth Music and Art Center’s West End Master Series: This free series offers intimate and engaging talks by renowned area artists, curators, historians, and more. We have enjoyed visits from weaver and textile artist Sarah Haskell, multimedia sculptor Michael Stasiuk, glass artist Kristina Logan, sculptor and installation artist Kim Bernard, Curator Mary Harding, photographer David Murray, and installation artist Carly Clovinski, among others. A new artist is featured at each event, and the series is free and open to the public and audiences of all ages!
About Cheryle St Onge:
Ms. St. Onge was born in Worcester MA, She grew up on college campuses as the only child of a Physics professor and a painter. She received an M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
St. Onge’s work focus on the cross over of art and science and photography’s ability to distill our sense of time and curiosity. She makes pictures predominantly with an 8 x 10 view camera and considers her work a collaborative process.
Her photographs have been widely exhibited, most notably at Princeton University, the University of Rhode Island, Massachusetts College of Art, Rick Wester Fine Arts and an American Institute of Architects traveling exhibitions. She has received numerous awards and residences among them a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Critical Mass Finalist Exhibition Award, Polaroid Materials Artist Support Grant and MIT Graduate Fellowship.
Her photographs are in several private and public collections; the University of New Mexico Art Museum, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Cassilhaus Collection and the Guggenheim Foundation.
She has been on the faculty at Clark University, Maine College of Art and The University of New Hampshire. Ms. St. Onge created and taught the University of New Hampshire’s Art and Art History Dept’s first online curriculum beginning in 2011. She divides her time between Durham, New Hampshire, and coastal Maine.