Silent Art Auction to beneift students at Traip




More than 100 beautiful, framed watercolors by Louise Whelton are currently on display
in the Morgan Art Gallery at the Kittery Community Center.   This special exhibit is a “rolling silent auction” to benefit art students at Traip Academy : after viewing them, the public can place a bid at the Center front desk to purchase any of the works.  The auction/exhibit, which opened on April 14, will culminate on May 7 with a final  viewing and bidding from 6 to 6:45 pm, after which  the public is invited on an “art walk” from  the Kittery Community Center to  Traip Academy, where the winning bids will be announced.  

Kittery Adult Education, which is sponsoring the Whelton exhibit, hopes to raise $6000
to  create a scholarship for  Traip students interested in pursuing higher education studies in visual art.

While Louise Whelton had a natural talent for art, she attributed her ‘fine tuned’ skills to
the years of art lessons she took with Doris Rice of Kittery Adult Education, and Rhonda
Mann of Marshwood Adult & Community Education. According to friend Judith
Killen, Louise’s art “blossomed” with the coaxing of these instructors, who she considered her mentors. In spring 2013, just prior to her death, Louise demonstrated her appreciation for her instructors by donating her art to Kittery Adult Education. The funds raised by this Silent Art Auction will allow others to further their love of art through college and graduate studies.  


Kittery Adult Education is part of statewide system of connected learning programs and centers Kittery to Fort Kent, and offers its classes and programs at Traip Academy, 12 Williams Road.

For more information, contact the Kittery Community Center: (207) 439-3800, or
Kittery Adult Education: (207) 439-5896 or or

Todd Henley
Recreation Supervisor
Kittery Community Center
P – 207.439.3800
F – 207.439.1780
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