Photography of Jayne Guertin on display

Photography of Jayne Guertin on display

CUMBERLAND - Local artist Jayne Guertin is exhibiting her photographs of Cumberland's Franklin Farm Community Garden and the Monastery Grounds this month in the library's Hayden Art Gallery during September.

An artist reception will be on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and her work will be accessible during regular library hours.

Guertin is a local writer and photographer who lives in Cumberland with her husband and two children. Her essays have been published in literary journals, Yankee Magazine, and local publications. Her photography can be found on her website,, and on the cover of Seeking Its Own Level, an anthology of writings about water, as well as in the September issue of Lamplighter Magazine, a New Jersey alternative art and music publication. She writes about life's strange and mysterious moments, her relationship with her family and with the natural world, and the pains and simple pleasures of domesticity.

When thinking of her art, says a library press release, Guertin "love(s) to photograph the beauty that is New England, and I am most interested in the language of visuals, and particularly, the relationship between photography and writing and how each of those artistic endeavors can support the other."

Each collection, Franklin Farms and the Monastery Grounds, "speaks to the unique landscape and history of the treasured place."

She says, "I like to return (to each site) again and again for refuge and inspiration." The collection also features an assortment of Franklin Farm's colorful sunflowers.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Aaron Coutu at 401-333-2552, ext. 128, or

Area artists interested in booking a future exhibit may also contact Coutu.

Two of the town's most beloved places, Franklin Farm, left, and the Monastery Grounds, are the subjects of a photography exhibit by Cumberland photographer and writer Jayne Guertin. Her art is on display at the Cumberland Public Library during the month of September.