Friday, July 31, 2009

Press Release: Cecily Herzig at Wells River Savings Bank, Rt. 5, Thetford, VT

Cecily Herzig

An art exhibit & inventory sale of new & not-so-new work, by Cecily Herzig, will be on display at the Wells River Savings Bank, Rt. 5, Thetford, VT July 1 - August 31, 2009.

Cecily Herzig is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College. She is an artist and geographer. Over the past 12 years she has had an eclectic career ranging from creating exhibits for the Montshire Museum of Science

and managing the design and implementation of multi-million dollar web projects, to providing cartographic services for the Upper Valley Land Trust. She is an active member of Strafford ARTWORKS, and serves on the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen CraftStudies board. She has spent the last 5 years raising her son and exhibiting her art.

Over the past year Herzig has continued to collaborate with her son as well as with the local pre-school children & her son's friends. Herzig's work has moved slightly away from the crayon creatures of past years. Her new work consists of watercolors & prints. She continues to use her son's "scribbles" as a foundation on which to describe the forms and shapes she used to create her work. Now, not only are the colorful creatures still visible, but we are beginning to learn more about them from the odd narrative that appears more and more frequently.

Although she at times works with crayon, Pamela Polston, of Seven Days, wrote of Cecily's work: “This should not be mistaken for kiddie art: Herzig’s color sensibility and execution are too sophisticated for that. Still, most of her works with Ever include some googly-eyed critters of indeterminate provenance. These tend to look simultaneously fierce and cute, à la Maurice Sendak.

Her art has been auctioned off by the Human Rights Campaign, and hangs in the headquarters of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in New York City. Her art also hangs in many personal collections ranging from the Upper Valley to New York City, to Monterey, California.

A sample of images is on view at For more information contact Cecily Herzig at 802-765-4941 or