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Local Artists Jo McGinnis and Francie Bergquist to Display Their Works at Duncaster During December

Duncaster CCRC - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, CT, Nov. 15, 2017. – The paintings of local artists, Jo McGinnis & Francie Bergquist, will be displayed at the Duncaster Art Gallery during the month of December in a showcase titled, “Two Visions.” There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on December 3 at 4:00 pm. The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. until January 5.

McGinnis ArtMcGinnis’ work reflects realism and her deep interest in nature.Her pastels give the viewer an intimate look at her subjects, capturing the small, often overlooked aspects of nature in vibrant color and exacting detail. By presenting subjects in large scale, McGinnis seeks to bring to the viewer’s eye the opportunity to discover, experience, and appreciate the nuances of each petal, leaf, pebble, or shell.

Bergquist uses vibrant color through paintings, fiber art, ceramic design, sculpture and illustration. She stated that her paintings “display a whimsical vision in elaborate celebration of color and delicate devotion to the people and life she loves.”

Bergquist ArtBoth artists pursued careers as art teachers in the West Hartford Public Schools. After retirement they focused their efforts on developing more fully as producing artists.Each has a studio in the local Connecticut area.Both women have exhibited in local and national group and solo shows and received many awards.Their works can be found in collections across the United States.

Attendance for the opening reception on Dec. 3 is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. For more information or to make a reservation to attend the opening reception, contact Shelly Lombardo at or 860-380-5006.

About Duncaster:

Duncaster, the Hartford area’s first LifeCare community, is located minutes from West Hartford and Simsbury in Bloomfield CT. This boutique Life Plan Community sits on 94 acres. While catering to the active and engaged in independent living neighborhoods, Duncaster also offers options for those seeking assisted living, memory care, long-term care and rehab services (all private) in intimate settings. Duncaster was voted the Best Retirement Community by readers of Hartford Magazine and the Connecticut Law Tribune. Residents have a role in governance and sit on the board – a rare distinction.

For more information, call us at 860-380-5006 or send us a note through our Contact Us form.

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Andrea Obston
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