• Remembering Mildred Johnson

    Points of View Gallery

    Mildred Johnson was a gentle soul who lived for her art. Her enormous workroom in Ft. Andross was itself legendary, filled with a dizzying inventory of tools for her assemblages, collages, drawings and paintings. Trained as an architect, she could engineer constructions formed from industrial fragments culled from flea markets and junk yards. To the end, Mildred was indeed one of a kind, whose mind never ceased buzzing with new ways to create art.

    One artist recalled that Mildred was so humble and generous that nothing ever had a price, because nothing in her studio was “for sale”.  When another artist admired the simple, elegant lines of a gesture drawing of what might be a female figure, he asked Mildred if he could purchase it.  Without a moment’s hesitation Mildred replied, “No, but you may have it.”

    Portait of Mildred by Alan Mast


    Remembering Mildred Johnson will be exhibited on the 2nd floor of the Points of View Art Gallery from July 31 through September 1.    Reception:  Friday, August 11 from 5-7 pm.