“Art and Emotion Storm My World: What is…What could be?”
Jean Cherouny '87 writes, "Splashing and rolling paint, in all its trials and errors, forms the basis for my abstract rollerblade art. Whether it be a performance or a process, my practice allows me to observe the formal and informal: making a circle or a figure 8 or free-hand lines, I start painting and it feels right in my body. As in a dance, the shapes are fashioned with my rolling wheels on the canvas. I feel a sense of the power to change something even though it remains unclear what it is. We try to change our lives in ways that may not always be possible, but we keep going if we value the effort. Making art is a restorative process, allowing me to change and live my life, going forward with great anticipation of what could be. The work becomes finished without force or struggle."
Cherouny attended Landmark College from 1986 to 1987. She has returned to campus several times to mentor students. Cherouny graduated from the University of Vermont in 1991 with a B.S. in Art and Education. She made her way through Johnson State College and received her M.F.A. in 2010. Cherouny shows regionally and is most interested in spending time in the Czech Republic, where there is an emerging contemporary art scene and artist community. Currently she resides at The Generator makerspace, where she is creating art for social change with laser-cut graffiti stencils.