FARMINGTON — SugarWood Gallery artist of the month, Ann Woolsey, will be feted at an open house reception Friday, July 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Woolsey’s mother, Lena Fellows Woolsey, who grew up in Farmington, but raised her family 500 miles south in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, saw to it her children spent a few weeks each summer with their grandparents on Clearwater Lake in Maine, Woosley said.  

Woolsey, who still lives in Pennsylvania, explained  how she came to exhibit her work in Farmington. Seven years ago, she took her 92-year-old aunt, Lois Fellows, to her 75th high school reunion in Farmington.  

Janice and Dan Maxham happened to sit across from Ann Woolsey and her aunt, and it turned out Janice grew up on the same street as Woolsey’s Aunt Lois, only 30 years later. One discussion led to another, and the Maxhams offered Woolsey a one-woman show in the summer of 2017.

The artist, who works mostly in acrylics, describes her art as ‘light-filled impressionistic.’

Woolsey’s artwork will remain on exhibit during July and August and is available for purchase.

SugarWood Gallery is located at 248 Broadway in Farmington and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

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