Maria E. Ragnacci, the Dunmore Activity Hub Artist of the Month for August, is an accomplished artist, as her displayed works testify.
Regarding one of her featured paintings, “The Lady in Red,” she says, “I loved the colors, subject and motion in this painting.”
“I first started painting 40 years ago, for a short period of time, then took a break when I began raising a family of my own. When I retired six years ago, I started painting again at the Dunmore Activity Hub.”
Maria explains that most of her paintings are from photos she has taken, from places she’s been, or from the collection of pictures provided by her teacher, Jill Swersie.
“ Our class is as much about friendships as it is about learning and improving our painting skills,” Maria points out. “The center is a place that makes everyone feel welcome. It is a real treasure in Dunmore. There are so many activities that are available to all.”
Maria’s paintings and those of her colleagues will be on display October 6 and 7 at an art show at The Dunmore Community Center. The public is encouraged to attend.