A Passion For Ice Cream And Art…

Nov. 15, 2006 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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DATELINE: BOSTON; BROOKLINE; JAMAICA PLAIN; NEWTON CENTRE; SOMERVILLE AND WEST ROXBURY, MA… Several local artists will be showcased at J.P. Licks Homemade Ice Cream Café’s Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and Coolidge Corner shops over the next month.

Jason Healy’s abstract paintings will be featured throughout the 659 Centre Street shop in Jamaica Plain. A native of New York, Healy has settled his studio in Easthampton, Mass. He received a B.A. in English from Vassar College, completed a teacher training for Waldorf schools at Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento and earned a Masters in Art Therapy at the Tobias School of Art and Therapy in Sussex, England.

Healy has assisted and co-taught expressive painting therapy retreats with painter and therapist Aviva Gold. He studied oil painting technique at Numael Pulido’s School for Classical Painting in New Hampshire and most recently he has taught oil painting at the Eliot School for Fine and Applied Arts in Boston.

Alongside Healy’s, the abstract works of local artist Jennifer Ellwood will also be on display in Jamaica Plain. Ellwood’s early still life paintings were concerned with objects and their relationships to one another, and this interest continues to infuse her abstract work. As Ellwood explains, “My painting explores objects in balance, out of balance, touching, separate, dynamic, or stuck.”

In J.P. Lick’s Mission Hill shop, located at One Brigham Circle, the seasonal works of Vanessa St. Laurent will be displayed throughout November and December. St. Laurent holds a BFA in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and much of her work is representational painting with oils, acrylics, and watercolors on a large scale. Among her work being shown is “Holiday Art” and “Ice Scream”. She is a native of Medway, Mass. For more information about this artist, visit her website at www.vanessastlaurent.com.

The photography of Sue Greenspan will be on display in the Coolidge Corner store (311 Harvard Street, Brookline) over the next month. For more information about Greenspan, visit her website at www.ploase.com/sgphotography.

“Bring your appetite and feast your eyes on these artists’ great works,” noted Vince Petryk, owner and founder of J.P. Licks.

Award Winning Recipes
J.P. Licks, the homemade ice cream and fresh roasted coffee café with seven shops in and around Boston, Mass., is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. Locally owned and operated by founder Vince Petryk since 1981, J.P. Licks has received many accolades over the years for their intensely-flavored homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt from Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and Boston Magazine and most recently Boston Phoenix Reader’s Poll “Best Ice Cream 2006” and Improper Bostonian “Best Ice Cream 2006”.
J.P. Licks has been recognized by Boston Magazine as Best of Boston 2006 for Best Coffee Shop.

J.P. Licks was awarded Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s “2006 Small Business of the Year”.

Creating a niche in the ice cream café world, J.P. Licks is Kosher certified – meeting all the high quality standards pertaining to ingredients, production and store cleanliness. In addition to their frozen creations, J.P. Licks offers high quality, full bodied, freshly brewed coffee from beans roasted on-site at their “mother ship” Jamaica Plain store. J.P. Licks’ locations include Coolidge Corner, Davis Square, Mission Hill, Newbury Street, Newton Centre, West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. The Jamaica Plain store is open at 6 a.m. every day. For more information, visit their website at www.jplicks.com.

(Editor’s Note: To arrange an interview with founder Vince Petryk or for high res jpegs, contact Steven Dubin, PR Works, (781) 582-1061 or sdubin@prworkzone.com.)

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