Artwork by Hayley Norton, BHS Senior, Currently on Display at AVH

Berlin High School Senior Hayley Norton is the current visiting artist at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary Rotating Art Program in the AVH Cafeteria.  Hayley has participated in prior shows with her classmates, but her outstanding accomplishments merit this private exhibit.  Come see the wolf!  All are welcome to stop by and view the art exhibit during Cafeteria hours, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Her art will be on display through Saturday, March 7. 

Hayley was born in Conway, NH, in 2002.  Growing up in the North Country has brought a theme to her art from the gorgeous Lake Umbagog sunrises to the wild game in most of her pieces.  Since childhood, her passion for art developed then intensified with every brush stroke, sketch, and charcoal smear.  As a child, she was surrounded by relatives with a keen talent for the visual arts.  After each sketch, she would excitedly show her work to all interested in trying to improve and learn the tricks of the trade.  Her art is who she is, the way she feels, and what she does.  Today, at seventeen, she draws and paints in various mediums.  She has been taking art classes alongside advanced adult art students, under the instruction of Andre Belanger, who has been a great artistic guide for her since grade 5.  Hayley then moved into art classes as a freshman in high school under the instruction of Roland Simard, and now as a senior is taking her second advanced art class.  Art for Hayley is a way to escape from the stresses of the world.  Animal studies is her career path, but art is her passion.  She hopes to minor in art in college this fall.

Every six weeks, the AVH Auxiliary Rotating Art Program features an artist and his/her work for display in the AVH Cafeteria.  If you are, or know, an artist or craftsperson who would like to exhibit in the Program, please call Linda Morris, Volunteer Coordinator and AVH Auxiliary President, at 326-5676.  A proud partner of North Country Healthcare, AVH is on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.