Reposted from Arts Alive, January 3, 2018
This month, the Cassie Howe Algeo Gallery will feature the colorful paintings of Morehead City residents Diane Mantho and Judy Payne. This exhibit will be at the new gallery location in the hallway connecting the new and old lobbies of Carteret Health Care at 3500 Arendell St., Morehead City. These shows are free and open to the public at all times. Most of the works are for sale. Purchase can be arranged through the hospital’s human resources department.
Ms. Mantho moved from Connecticut to Morehead City 14 years ago. She had painted sporadically since her retirement from the insurance industry in 2001. However, after a family tragedy in 2010, art became a healing therapy for her. Ms. Mantho joined Linda Werthwein’s classes and graduated from acrylics to oils. Her love of nature has resulted in paintings of various animals, as well as landscapes. Currently, she is experimenting with faces as well as interiors.
Ms. Payne was born and grew up in Raleigh and received her bachelor’s degree from N.C. State University in 1968. After teaching high school and then operating her personnel business for many years, she retired in 2015 and moved to Morehead City with her husband, Leslie. Ms. Payne has always had a love of art. She painted in oils and has enjoyed porcelain painting for many years. With the guidance of her local instructor, Linda Werthwein, she continues to develop her painting skills in oils, acrylics and watercolors and enjoys painting inspirations from her travels as well as the surrounding coastal area.
For more information about the Arts for the Hospital Committee, contact Fran Zaik at 252-726-0205.
Photo: French Chapel" by Judy Payne. Paintings by Diane Mantho and Judy Payne will hang in the Cassie Howe Algeo Art Gallery this month. (Contributed art)