Hardy Hall Exhibitions

The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts is excited to present:

Nanok & Kowaleski: A Duo Art Exhibition.

Please visit the Hardy Hall Gallery to view the brilliant colors from the works of Nancy Davis  “Nanok” and Ann Kowaleski.

“Nanok is my signature and ‘nom d’artist.’ A dear friend gave me the nickname meaning ‘little piece of bread.’ I call my oil paintings whimsies. They are like children– born through inspiration, imagination, memory, dreams, or creative impulse–often a combination of these.

Painting gives me so much pleasure. I relax and escape the present to blend paint and shape a story, an image, a thought…or simply place colors together to see what happens. Many of my paintings are inspired by European travels or travels to other parts of the world. They also speak to my love of hats (chapeaux series), my love of vegetation and organic growth, and my connection with the earth and its inhabitants.”

Kowaleski: “Growing up I learned to appreciate traditional quilts watching my grandmother, a schoolteacher, piece award winning quilts. She associated sewing with love and family. It is because of this history that I chose fabric and thread as my medium. This medium and these works recognize multiple layers of being and are a celebration of women in life in ways that express their individuality, beauty, strength, and vulnerability going beyond simple perception.”


The exhibition runs from Wed, May 3rd through Sat, June 17th. The artist’s reception is Sat, May 20th, from 5 to 7 pm in the Hardy Hall Gallery.

The gallery hours are Wed thru Sun, 12 to 3 pm.

The RRCA presents regular exhibitions that feature local and regional artists and brings national and international art to the community. We present a wide variety of work, such as individual, group, or thematic shows, that reflect the community’s diverse interests and challenge conventional thinking.


  • Art must be original and not shown within the last 3 years in the Hardy Hall art gallery
  • All work must be submitted appropriately presented, with framing in good condition, glass as needed, and proper hangers (no saw tooth hangers)
  • All work will remain in the gallery during the exhibition
  • Artists are responsible for their own expenses. No expenses will be covered by the RRCA without approval.
  • The RRCA retains 30% of art sold
  • The RRCA reserves the right to reject any work