Mayor William M. Manzi has named Janice Michienzi as June’s Artist of the Month. Janice was born and raised in Methuen. Her maiden name is Mendonsa. She graduated from Tenney High School and attended Bon Secours Hospital and Northeastern University’s Radiologic Technology Program. She went on to work for several Merrimack Valley orthopedic surgeons and radiologists and had a full career as a radiologic /mammographic technologist. She married and had two children, Jason and Jana.
Janice became interested in art in her mid 20’s and has been painting ever since, when time allowed. She learned oil painting first and then went on to acrylics and now is back to mainly painting in oils. Since she retired, she has been able to devote more time to the leisurely enjoyment of painting and has joined The Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley and the Greater Salem Artists Association. She has also painted with and shown her art at DeClerck Gallery in Plaistow, NH under the direction of Nicole Murray. Her art will also be included in the Sky’s The Limit Art Show at Mann’s Orchard on June 11 & 12.
Mayor Manzi stated, “I’d like to personally thank Janice for her participation in this program. She is one of the many talented painters working in our community. It is an honor to display her paintings. I encourage people to come to my office and view her work.”
The Methuen Artist of the Month Program was created by Mayor Manzi five years ago in order to give members of the Methuen Arts Community a forum to display their work and to encourage participation in Methuen’s growing creative economy. Methuen artists interested in being considered for Artist of the Month should contact the Mayor’s Office.