Jody Bill’s work draws from mythology and has appeared in Raw Vision magazine. She received her M.A. from Wesleyan University and her B.F.A. and B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Boulder, CO. While in her junior year she contracted Encephilitis & lost her memory. Bill says about that time in her life and its effect on her work, “I was very lucky and recovered. My art gained a lot of skill & expression through the healing.” Solo exhibitions of her work include J.J. McCabe’s in Boulder, CO; Institute Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan in Indonesia, and Art in Heaven, New Haven.
Gail Mally-Mack, painter and sculptor, received her M.F.A. from Bennington College. She has taught and given presentations at the Detroit Art Institute; College of Creative Studies, Wayne State University; and community art centers and associations in Michigan and Connecticut. She received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts for the permanent installation of her sculpture, “Young Flight,” on Silver Beach in St. Josephs, Michigan.
Chip Rutan is an award-winning photographer residing in Old Saybrook, CT. His work has been exhibited in Connecticut, Vermont, New York City, and featured in the Hartford Courant. Rutan studied design and art history at the University of Bridgeport. He recently received Best of Show at the West Hartford Art League’s Exposure 2011 photography exhibit, and was accepted into Soho Photo Gallery’s 2012 National Small Works Competition.
Gallery One artists are Nile Barrett of Westbrook; Jody Bill and Diana Rogers of Clinton; Elizabeth Boyd of Madison; David Brown and Chip Rutan of Old Saybrook; David Brubaker and Ashby Carlisle of Old Lyme; Paul Harper and Kay Knight Clarke of Essex; Denise Gaffney Hartz of Deep River; Gail Mally-Mack of Chester; William G. Nelson, Judith Barbour Osborne, Rick Silberberg and Jill Vaughn of Ivoryton; and Maureen Squires of Branford.
Gallery One at the Clayhouse is located near HomeGoods in the Old Saybrook Shopping Center, 665 Boston Post Road (near Elm Street), Old Saybrook, CT. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m.; closed Monday.