Over 100 delicate pastels have been gifted by Stephanie Parker’s father, Richard, to benefit the Courthouse Center for the Arts. His main motivation is to help the Courthouse and at the same time provide an opportunity for a wider audience to enjoy his daughter’s work. The exhibit at the Courthouse Center for the Arts will be on display through September. This special show will offer Ms. Parker’s pastels to the public for a fraction of their value.
Stephanie Parker was a woman who spent many of her summers in South County, loved its various moods, and eventually returned full time when she was offered a job as the managing editor for Small Press Magazine. She continued to paint and exhibit her work all the while, winning the Bradford Swan Award at the Providence Art Club, and first prize at the South County Art Association’s Open Juried Show. Her work has been seen at the Warwick Museum, The Mystic Art Association. The XOX Gallery and Arnold Arboretum in Boston at the Newport and Bristol Art Museum. Her New York credits include the Vorpal Gallery. She also showed at the New London Art Society and the RI Water Color society.
Ms. Parker ‘s work is in the collections of the Great Westin Hotel, Smithfield Mutual Fidelity, The Guatemalan Consulate in New York, the Corporate lending program at the deCordova Museum in Lincoln and private collections too numerous to mention.
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