Carol Egmont St. John
April 8 – May 29, 2022
“Emerging Woman” is a solo retrospective exhibition of artwork by artist/author, Carol Egmont St. John. Carol’s brother, Westy, a recently retired academic from Boston College shares a perspective about Carol’s work that only a lifetime of observation and relationship can perceive. “Within St. John’s breath of subject matter is an inner dialogue regarding being a woman. In every phase of work, from her young adult sketches to the mature New England watercolors, to the present paintings, there appear small gatherings of women, occasionally in grief or familiar settings but frequently in celebration. Through these we connect to the artist’s diary and her affirmation of womanhood, even while suffering the sling and arrows of intense life experience” Westy Egmont said.
The Eye (I) of the Artist
Carol St. John was an artist from the time she could hold a spoon, a twig or her mother’s lipstick.
She received numerous awards for her later work and enjoyed years of running her own gallery and workshops. St. John sees art as an ever-evolving opportunity for play and getting to know one’s self. She has taught art, challenged the gifted and launched beginners.
Throughout her life she sought to give everything she learned to others. She taught in public and private schools, at pre-schools and colleges, prisons and churches, at home and on the road. She founded The Learning Umbrella, on Cape Ann in Massachusetts, fostering workshops of every sort.
She is also a writer. Her books, including Taproots, Where Ideas are Born, were showcased on NBC, CBS and local networks.
All is Art – Art is All, her fifth book, has just been published reiterating her joy of discovery and celebrating the contributions of others.
Many of her books are available in the TCA Gift Shop.
Save the Date for an Artist’s Talk with Carol on Thursday, May 12th, 5pm.