“I have a Canadian family, as well, with lots of cousins, and the St. John River is what divided us,” she said. “I remember going to the shoreline and looking over to the other side.”
Horizons recall these relationships that she was forced to measure. But if the view from shore in Pelletier’s works sometimes feels lonely, it also enjoys an enlarged sense of possibility.
“We canoed the St. John’s every summer, and it feels like the last frontier when you go up there,” she said. “You could be on the water all day and not see a soul.
“That spiritual time of being alone is sublime. It causes you to reflect, and that’s what these pieces are about, is emotional reflection.”
If you go What: "Local Ground," paintings by Carol Pelletier Where: Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly When: Through Friday, May 24. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Free. More information: Contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.