Community ArtReach

AVA’s Community ArtReach program invites you to join artists LIVE via Zoom each week.

Get a glimpse into the creative minds of experienced artists as they take you through the art-making process – from beginning with a blank canvas or raw materials, through decisions about themes, materials, media, colors, techniques, and other aspects of their practice.

Flyers for new ArtReach sessions are emailed every Monday. To get on the e-mail list for current and future ArtReach sessions, or have any questions about the program, please email Mike Howat at

ArtReach airs live via Zoom every Friday at 10 am. Click the Zoom Link below to connect:

Meeting ID: 876 8267 2902

Passcode: 628249


January 21 – Janna Generaux: Unabashed Joy of Making


Olivia Janna Genereaux is a NH-based painter and educator. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied textiles and illustration, majored in painting, and graduated in 1986. In 2014, she earned a Master’s Degree from Lesley University, College of Art and Design.

Genereaux’s work is slightly quirky, wonderfully surreal and evocative in its moods and narratives. Her recent watercolor and mixed media paintings are loose, playful and celebrate the serendipity of making. She will be demonstrating the process behind them.

“I see the world through the lens of literature, art and humor. The potential and malleability of paint, a blank canvas and the power of conceit, are the tools I use to create.” -The Artist




January 28 – Susan Schwake: Expressive Monotype


Susan Schwake is a NH-based painter and educator who creates playful, small vibrant abstracts in gouache and monotype. Her recent work is landscape and nature oriented, but her work often blurs the line between abstraction and representation.

Schwake has exhibited across the region and has been involved in numerous public projects. She is also a gallerist, educator and the owner of ArtStream, a gallery and art center in Rollinsford, NH.




ArtReach is generously funded by the Mt. Roeschmore Foundation and the Mascoma Bank Foundation.

Mascoma Bank Foundation