At the First Parish Art Gallery - January 6, 2005 - April 14, 2005
||Jamie Harper's stories and artwork are fresh, energetic, and whimsical. Her first book received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was praised for its "comically charged watercolors" and "imaginative range of perspectives." Ms. Harper lives in Weston, Massachusetts, with her husband and three young daughters.
Weirdo Emma by Sally Warner (Viking, 2005)
The three busy siblings who star in Harpers funny first book just cant understand the apparent doldrums of adulthood there are laughs here for everyone.
Publishers Weekly, starred review
"In this promising debut, Harper takes on a kid's point of view with comic results...Harper's sketchy watercolors capture the humor and frustrations of family life, showing both the frazzled moments and the sweet ones. This high-spirited romp will elicit both giggles and groans of recognition."
School Library Journal
"Harper's comic and colorful pen-and-ink-with-watercolor illustrations radiate the positive energy and creativity that children bring to life, dressing up in their parents' clothes, constructing messy art projects in Dad's previously pristine office, setting up their own beauty spa for Mom, and 'helping put away groceries.' Harper lets the pictures tell the story here, with text kept at a comfortable minimum."
About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish
The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.
On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in
honor of its founder,
Its purpose, as described by the founders:
The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the
Mary Jo Rines
Betty Lou Marple
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