Hooper featured  artist at River Center

An exhibit of works by artist-in-residence Ben Hooper will be on display through November and December at the River Center. n opening reception will be held on Tuesday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Hooper, a 23-year-old artist with autism, has had a drive to create works of art for most of his life. He uses a variety of mediums, including paint, pencil, paper, wood, walls, hats, shirts — not much is missed. Along with the challenge of autism comes many gifts. One is an intuitive approach to his work. Simply put — his work is “honest art.”

Hooper, who grew up in Francestown and now lives in Peterborough, has been working with Mona Adisa Brooks, art instructor, mentor and founder of The Art Source, and owner of Trumpet Fine Art Gallery. She helps Hooper with his work and guides him on the journey of being an artist. One of his earliest supporters and patrons is John Bisbee, American sculptor, and a resident at MacDowell Colony.

At the reception, Hooper will talk about his art. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 924-6800 or email

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