Over the summer, you may notice a bright, new face at the gallery -- that's Jess Holley, our intern! Just to give you all a head start on getting to know her, we asked her a few questions:
Hometown: Born and raised in Andover, Massachusetts.
High School: Phillips Academy Andover.
College: Bowdoin College -- Anthropology and Art History double major!
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby.
What do you do with your free time? I enjoy painting and drawing as well as traveling and spending time with family and friends. And I can’t forget my love for the beach in the summer!
Favorite beach: Lambert’s Cove Beach, Martha’s Vineyard.
Favorite work of art: Sistine Chapel.
How did you develop your interest in the art world? As a small child, I grew up admiring the work of local painters. Some of my favorite childhood memories are my frequent visits to museums and galleries in the Boston area with my mother. Throughout high school and in my first two years of college I pursued my passion for the arts by taking several visual art classes. I eventually decided to focus on oil painting.
Best museum in the world: The Louvre.
Artist you would choose to be re-born as? Edward Degas.
Favorite painting in the gallery currently: ‘White Light’ by Daniele Cestari.
Favorite summer treat: Coffee Oreo Ice Cream.
Favorite Food: Chocolate.
Super power if you had one? To fly of course!
Favorite word: Elegant.
Least favorite word: Moist.
What do you want to do when you graduate? It is my dream to pursue a career in a gallery [or museum] after college and establish myself as a powerful force in the art world. I am excited to see what this summer has in store at Sloane Merrill Gallery!
Favorite thing about the gallery: The opportunity to meet and chat with local artists -- to learn about their passion for art and how they go about creating their work.
We are so excited to have Jess join us before she heads off to Rome for her fall semester. We hope that you can stop by the gallery and meet her!