Teacher/Student Duo Take Center Stage for Art @ The Museum

Artist and teacher Jenny Kelley painting still life in studio. One of her paintings shown at left.

Osterville Historical Museum Press Release

“I capture beauty in paint,” says Jenny Kelley. “But as a teacher, I help students recognize the beauty around them.” And that she does

This year, Kelley, a visual arts teacher at St. John Paul II High School in Hyannis, and her former student, Nicholas Glaser, will be among the renowned Cape Cod artists at Art @ The Museum.

A phenomenal collection of artists will join the show this year including William Davis, Joseph McGurl, Susan O’Brien McLean, Elizabeth Mumford, Matthew Schulz, and Karol Wyckoff-just to name a few.

Kelley brings a breath of fresh air to the world of still life, and the fact that she is a teacher brings everything to another level.

She is a member of the Copley Society of Artists and is a signature member of the American Women Artists. Her work brings still life alive with color and, in her words, evokes “some of the wonder of the feeling of a fragile instant.”

“I enjoy the bustle of the classroom and helping students discover their inner gifts,” says Kelley. “It is especially rewarding to work with students over time and see them progress.”

Kelley has taught Glaser since he was in sixth grade, and she has seen him develop into an emerging talented artist.  “He is incredibly driven, creative and hard-working, and I am so excited to see what lies ahead for him.”

Glaser, an Osterville native, just graduated from Saint John Paul II High School and is headed to the Rhode Island School of Design in the fall. His work has been recognized by the Cape Cod Arts Foundation, The Boston Globe’s Scholastic Arts Awards, and Cape Cod Life Magazine.

Art @ The Museum takes place on Wednesday, July 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Osterville Historical Museum at 155 West Bay Road in Osterville. Admission to the one-day show and sale is free, and thirty percent of all sales are tax deductible and benefit the museum’s educational funds. For more information, visit www.OstervilleMuseum.org.