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Exhibits on View

We are all about connections. Between science and history. English and art. And our students and the world.

Glen Urquhart School has two art galleries that are open to the public and have rotating student and professional exhibits. The Johnson Gallery, in the lower school, and the Upper School Art Gallery exhibit contemporary art in all media by emerging, mid-career, and established artists from the northeast and nationally, helping to expose our students to the art being made in their lifetime. Our exhibition programs reflect a broad range of twentieth century ideas that are interwoven throughout the curriculum. All exhibitions are open to the public and serve our wider community on the North Shore. Please check in with the school receptionist in the lower school, during regular school hours, to obtain access.

All of the art on display is available for purchase. Twenty percent of the proceeds go to support the financial aid fund at the school. Please contact Dawn Southworth, upper school Art Teacher at or 978-927-1064 ext.109 for more information.



Upper School:  Michael Stoddard, Animals from Another Planet

Mike Stoddard is best known for creating thought-provoking and absurd paintings of ordinary objects in unusual situations, such as his ongoing series of headless people. With strong influences from the surrealists and pop art his work often challenges the viewers’ preconception of reality by giving new meaning to familiar things. His subject matter frequently includes people, animals, and cars depicted representationally, as well as abstractly, with bold colors and dense patterns. Communication technology is a recurring and subtle theme throughout much of his work. In addition to painting, he also works with metal and glass to make sculptural art. Stoddard received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 and currently resides in the greater Boston area.


Johnson Gallery, Lower School: Cheryl Arsenault, Perched

Cheryl Arsenault is a self-taught oil painter. She has been painting since high school and won many awards at theat time, but never really fell in love with oil painting until 2001. She began painting chickens, inspired by raising them. These exotic beauties were her first "models," followed by still life compositions, flowers, and recently, small songbirds.

Over the past 17 years, Cheryl has sold many of her paintings in galleries, shops, and restaurants, as well as to friends. All of her pieces are framed, usually "upcycling" found antique frames. She loves finding just the right match to compliment each painting. Cheryl is available for commissioned work.