Maine Artist's Paintings on Display at FAME
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) is displaying the work of J. Donna Asmussen, a professional Maine artist specializing in watercolor, with additional focus in printmaking.
FAME Chief Executive Officer Beth Bordowitz stated: “FAME is pleased to recognize Donna and to help bring public attention to Maine artists.”
A painter and printmaker, Ms. Asmussen works mainly from her home studio in Smithfield, Maine. Before becoming involved in the arts, she worked in education as a teacher, school administrator, and consultant for many years in Rhode Island and Maine. She studied oil painting briefly in Rhode Island while a public school teacher there, and currently studies watercolor with Stan Keirstead in Western Maine and printmaking with Scott Reed at Colby College.
Ms. Asmussen’s background in education has led her to partner with local schools and libraries, loaning them original works to encourage children to experiment with art. A variety of her works can be viewed on her website at www.artjourneyer.com.
Pieces currently displayed at FAME include watercolors and monoprints inspired by the ever-changing seasonal beauty of Maine, with a focus on her new work, a series of pen and ink images, washed with watercolor, capturing scenes from Belgrade Lakes and the Maine coast.
The public may view Donna Asmussen’s exhibition Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The FAME building is located at 5 Community Drive, Augusta, Exit 112 off I-95. The exhibit is open to the public until mid-January 2012. A reception is planned for Thursday, November 10 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
To learn more about FAME art exhibits and openings or, if you are an artist who would like to have your work considered for exhibition, please contact FAME at 1-800-228-3734.