Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton  The Art and Life of Jessica Park

The Exhibit

This exhibit includes a splendid array of original paintings and reproductions of Park's early and recent creations, as well as photographs of the artist at work and other candid pictures. Every part of Jessica's artistic vision is included with details about the process by which her art was created. Ultimately, it portrays the artist's journey out of the isolated world of autism.

Located in the Madeleine Clark Wallace Library atrium, this exhibit celebrates the college's 175th anniversary by bringing the story of Jessica Park, the artist, to library users and visitors.

Coordinators of the exhibit include library staff, Margaret Gardner & Carina Cournoyer and Archivist, Zephorine Stickney, together with Prof. Grace Baron (Psychology) and Wheaton Fine Arts students, Whitney Alves '10, Shannon Ryan '10 and Mollie Denhard '10

This exhibition is part of the Jessica Park Project, a multiyear educational endeavor to study and promote the art of Jessica Park, sponsored by the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where it was originally organized by students from the school's Advanced Museum Studies course.

Coordinated with this exhibit is a showing of photography, My Own World by children and adults from Providence, RI's Groden Center.