June 28 – July 20, 2024
Jenny Wilson is a professional musician and artist. She was a student at the High School of Art and Design in NYC and studied dance at the Alvin Ailey/Pearl Lang School in Manhattan. Interested in almost all aspects of visual and performing arts, she pursued music as her profession. Jenny graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Flute Performance. She worked as the art teacher at the Community School in Camden, Maine and for the Camden Shakespeare Company as company musician. After graduating, she went to Switzerland and studied flute at the Winterthur Konservatorium with Marianne Stucki and piano with ECM recording artist Art Lande. Her graduate studies in music brought her to West Virginia where she earned her Master of Music degree and a position at the Morgantown Learning Academy as their music and art teacher and was an adjunct in the music department of the University of Maryland in Frostburg. Jenny currently teaches private music lessons and workshops.
Her paintings are best described as contemporary landscape or contemporary abstract. She is very focused on the natural world of plants, clouds, sea and sky. She says…”music is a temporal art that only moves forward while my painting gives me the opportunity to reverse direction. Painting allows me to stop time, to make choices in slow motion and to experience the art of composing in a whole new way. I try to incorporate marks that allude to the structure of the piece and that give some architecture to the image.”
The exhibit will be in the Port Gallery.