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10/21/2009 - Agawam Library November Public Art Display - Alice D. Smith



















Feeding Hills resident ALICE D. SMITH, traditional artisan specializing in historic Early American decorative arts as well as contemporary decorative painting and stenciling, will exhibit her work during the month of November at the Agawam Public Library.


She holds a B.S. in Education from Westfield State College, and was a former teacher in the Springfield school system.  Alice is the retired Curator of Education from the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum at the Quadrangle in Springfield.  She is a member and former officer and Trustee of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration, Inc. holding several awards for stenciling, theorem and country painting from the Society.  Alice serves on the Society's Theorem Judging team.  She is a certified Decorative Artist with the National Society of Decoration Painters, Inc. and was also the former Consulting Curator for the Historical Society of Early American Decoration with the Museum of Fold Art, New York City, N.Y.  She is presently on the faculty of the Springfield Museum Art School in Springfield.


She works and teaches from her home studio at 523 North Westfield St. in Feeding Hills. 


This extensive display will be exhibited on the gallery walls, double glass cases and the Johnson Memorial case.  The focus will be on Theorem painting but will include examples of Early American and contemporary decorative arts as well.


Viewing is during regular library hours.


Contact person:  Beverly Secondo 789-1550 ext. 102