Art of Judi Calhoun Currently on Display in the AVH Cafeteria
Judi A. Calhoun, resident of Berlin and Milan Village School art teacher, has a display of some of her extensive work at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary Rotating Art Program in the AVH Cafeteria. The whimsical theme of her show is fairies and elves made of portraits of family members and friends, predominantly in watercolor. Many of her drawings and watercolor paintings have graced the covers of books and web magazines, such as Pithy Pages for an Erudite Mind, Dual Coast, Plaidswede Book Publishers, and NEHW Book Press to name only a few. Her art will be on exhibit until June 17. An Artist’s Reception will be held in the AVH Cafeteria from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, June 4. Come meet Judi, view her art show, and enjoy lunch in the Cafeteria at the same time.
Ms. Calhoun, a native of Massachusetts, spent her early years between there and the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, before settling in California where she majored in Art and English at Palomar College in San Marcos. She studied the pure contour method, as well as intensive creative communication discipline under the tutelage of children’s book illustrator, Michael Sternagle, and Hollywood portrait artist, Steven Miller. Their substantial training provided Judi with a well-rounded education in both portrait work and illustration.
While attending college, Judi worked on the editorial staff for both the Bravura magazine, and The Telescope newspaper and was Senior Editor for The Sword college yearbook while earning a BA at Word Bible College. Consequently, she also has significant author chops with several titles to her name. Since moving back to New Hampshire, Judi has successfully taught a variety of illustration, watercolor painting, and creative methods workshops for people of all ages and is currently the art teacher at Milan Village School. In 2009, she won the Artist Innovation Award by Art Works, NH, and twice was commissioned to create a cancelation stamp for the US Postal service.
Her imaginative personality makes her an exemplary elementary school art teacher, workshop instructor, and fictional author. You can view Judi’s artwork by visiting her website at, http://judiartist2.wix.com/judisartwork.
Every six weeks, the AVH Auxiliary Rotating Art Program features an artist and his/her work for display in the Hospital Cafeteria. If you are, or know, an artist or craftsperson who would like to exhibit in the Program, please call Linda Morris, Volunteer Coordinator and AVH Auxiliary Liaison, at 326-5676. Currently, the Hospital is booking for 2019. AVH is on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest. AVH is a proud member of North Country Healthcare.