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Village Papery: Sojourns with Jill Thayer

August 6, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Village Papery presents the work of Central Coast artist Jill Thayer. View her artwork in the store from August 6-September 30. Join the artist reception on Friday, August 6, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Jill’s pursuits as a curator, educator, art historian, podcaster and writer inform her approach to painting and photography inspired by the panoramic vistas of the region. Jill’s artistic vision captures the essence of the environment through a high-energy palette of pigment and light. Her quiet photographic compositions and expressionistic abstracts offer pause for reflection in a hectic world that call to mind the road less traveled.

Jill received her doctorate from Claremont Graduate University in Cultural Studies/Museum Studies with a cross-discipline in Global Strategy and Trade at St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford, UK. Prior to relocating to the Central Coast in 2014, she owned a gallery for 15 years and a design/marketing firm for 25 years in Bakersfield working with regional and global clientele. She is writing a book entitled, Sojourns: Trails of Inspiration that will be published by a division of Simon and Schuster next year.

Jill is a curator for Estrella Warbirds Museum; Associate Professor of Art History for Santa Monica College, Alan Hancock College, and other universities nationally; and producer of “The Art of Life with Dr. Jill Thayer,” a weekly podcast on Voice of Paso Internet radio. Her post-doctoral series, “in Their Own Words: Oral Histories of CGU Art” is included in Archives of American Art at The Smithsonian Institution. Jill’s artwork is included in corporate and private collections internationally.


August 6, 2021
September 30, 2021
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