Art on the Farm” – an exhibit featuring the art of Julia Simpson Hackett

Opening reception is November 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  art-on-the-farm

The Franklin Gallery at RiverStones Custom Framing, 33 N. Main Street in Rochester, will host an exhibit during the month of November called Art on the Farm featuring the work of artist Julia Simpson Hackett.  Kris Ebbeson, the proprietor of RiverStones Custom Framing and manager of the Franklin Gallery, will hold an opening reception on Thursday, November 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The public is invited and light refreshments will be served.

Hackett received her art education in Richmond, Virginia, and her training has given her the opportunity to explore different media and techniques. “I have developed a style that is representational and I concentrate primarily in oils,” says Hackett.  Originally from New Jersey, she moved to New Hampshire in 1997.  Her art is inspired by the natural beauty of New England and “by the vegetables, fruits, and flowers my husband grows on his small farm in Gonic.”

She has exhibited her art in galleries throughout the seacoast including The Pantry Café in Biddeford, The Village Goldsmith Gallery in Dover, In a Bind Gallery in Biddeford, The River Tree Center in Kennebunk, The Levy Gallery in Portsmouth, and The Storer Barn in Kennebunk.  She also won first prize in a Maine Women in the Arts show in Kennebunk and best of show at the Wyckoff Gallery in Wyckoff, New Jersey.

RiverStones Custom Framing and the Franklin Gallery are open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information about the Art on the Farm exhibit and other RiverStones events and services, call (603) 812-1488, or send an e-mail to