May 21, 2014
To Whom It May Concern:
January 4 through January 29, 2014 Amaranthia Gittens-Jones exhibited her artwork in the NHTI Library Art Gallery in Concord, N.H. Her artwork generated a great deal of interest from the students, faculty, staff and general public. The library receives over twelve hundred visitors a day.
Pieces on exhibit were created by Amaranthia from age 4 through 15 and provided the visual confirmation of her maturation as an artist.
Amaranthia demonstrates mastery of multiple styles of artistic expression – most noticeably with an Asian influence – in various mediums including clay, textiles, watercolors, pencil and charcoal, concentrating on the use of color, light and perspective.
All great art strives to challenge the viewer and the growth that Amaranthia exhibits causes the viewer to appreciate the world and themselves in a different light.
It was a pleasure to exhibit her artwork in our college’s art gallery.
NHTI Library Art Gallery Coordinator
Oscar Foss Memorial Library 111 S. Barnstead Road Center Barnstead, NH 03225
To whom it may concern;
Amaranthia Sepia Gittens-Jones’ art exhibit was recently featured at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library and our patrons were enthralled by it. I would highly recommend Amaranthia’s display for your organization. The anti-bullying themed works motivated me to purchase additional materials for both the teen and children’s library collection. Amaranthia is a strong activist who donates her work and time to raise awareness about bullying. Miss Gittens-Jones’ art exhibit opened up a dialogue in our community about the effects of bullying and how a negative can be turned into a positive.
Sharon Archambault Library Director
August 11, 2012
To Whom It May Concern
Please accept this letter of recommendation for Amaranthia Gittens-Jones. As the Art Teacher at Beaver Meadow School in Concord, NH, I had Amaranthia as a student in my class for two years as a 4th and 5th grader. It took me no time at all to recognize that Ama was both a gifted and dedicated artist. She was equally comfortable working in traditional methods and materials, and the tools of modern technology as well.
Ama has a soft-spoken, somewhat reserved personality, but her artwork speaks loud and clear. I was not only impressed by the quality of her work, but her sense of composition and use of symbolism was truly beyond her years. Ama definitely had that combination of artistic skill and an artist’s spirit; a special kind of student that I have witnessed only a handful of times in my 35 years of teaching.
In addition to Ama’s artistic skills, she has demonstrated a keen social awareness as well. In the two years I worked with Ama, she has donated her art to help raise funds for the tsunami victims in Japan, and a local student’s health struggles as well. This mature and selfless attitude is a breath of fresh air in a day and age where adolescents can often be egocentric.
In closing, I would like to say that Amaranthia is a talented, budding artist. She combines the skills and knowledge with the passion and spirit necessary to make something meaningful. I am confident that whatever discipline she pursues, she will achieve great success. Please feel free to contact me for further comment or questions.
John C. Hatab