"Travel Sketches" by Connie Lanseigne-Case
November 2007
Reception: Saturday, Nov 10, 2007, 2-4 p.m.
Music and refreshments

Dr. Connie Lanseigne-Case is a retired educator who currently lives in Pelham, NH. She has had a passion for travel for over 50 years and has visited countries on six continents. The pieces in this exhibit focus mainly on Nepal where Connie trekked in 2000.

Connie's carer in education includes working at the Center School in Chelmsford where she was a second grade teacher. She also taught in the elementary grades in Billerica and Lowell. She answered the invitation of Crossroads Africa to teach teachers in Gabon West Africa. While she earned her Ed. D. at Boston University, she was a teaching fellow. Reading then became her specialty and she taught part-time at Riviere College while a reading specialist in Hudson, N.H.

Artist Statement
Photography for 40 years has been my means of capturing travel experiences primarily abroad. In the early 1980's, an artist friend instructed me in the use of oils. A passion to reproduce places visited, stored on film, led to exploring the use of watercolor, colored pencils, Japanese brush painting (sumi-e), woodblock printing, and currently collage. I admire Japanese woodblock prints, the Impressionists, particularly Pissarro, the Expressionist, Matisse, and John Marin's watercolors. Friends encouragement led to presenting a solo show, particularly after they enjoyed art based on the trek in Nepal in 2000. The pleasure in sharing aspects of that culture which fascinated me, has resulted in frequently showing my works as well as presenting illustrated talks about the adventures.

Also exhibiting this month in the McCarthy Gallery will be James U. Cryan.