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Medicine Park artist will share talent with others

Tucked away on the banks of the creek in Medicine Park, among the quaint cobblestone buildings, and just across the road from the iconic Old Plantation restaurant, is a small art gallery that you might miss on your first visit to the eclectic little town.

But step inside and you will be greeted by the warm glow of the newly installed track lights illuminating works by dozens of local artists, some of them well-established and others just trying to get a foothold in the local scene.

And from the back of the gallery, near the open window that looks out on the water, you might hear the bright, inviting voice of Jean Schucker.

Schucker is the co-owner of The Red Door Gallery, now entering its fifth year of operation.

A former editor, illustrator and teacher, Schucker, now retired, spends her days greeting patrons, painting, drawing and running events such as the annual Medicine Park Art Walk and Flute Festival.

"I have never had a bad job; I learned everywhere I went," Schucker said. "I had a lot of good adventures. I have no complaints."

Schucker has been painting her whole life. She took her first art class in Newport, R.I., where her father was stationed.

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