Jackie Peterson will exhibit her pastel drawings of landscapes and flowers throughout the library beginning May 2. Ms. Peterson describes herself as "a New Englander, born & raised in CT. The changes of the seasons offer numerous exciting compositions to paint." She is a graduate of the Hartford Art School and enjoys sharing information with people of all ages through Continuing Education in Middletown and surrounding areas. She accepts commissions of all kinds: people and animal portraits, as well as house and garden pictures. Jackie says "I am a recorder through my artwork of God's beauty around me and I hope these images touch another heart."
The Greater Middletown Chorale is sponsoring this exhibition as part of its “Connecticut Community Conversations: Letter from Italy, 1944 – A Generational Legacy” series of events in preparation for the premiere concert of the musical drama “Letter from Italy, 1944,” on Sunday, April 28, 4 PM at Middletown High School. Dr. John K. Meneely, a young Yale Medical School graduate, was catapulted into World War II battlefields as a medic with the 10th Mountain Division. Featured in the library’s exhibition are Dr. Meneely’s letters from the front, photographs of the 10th Mountain Division in Alaska and Italy, early drafts of the poetry and music, and his daughters’ finished works which comprise the musical drama.