Channing's drawings evoke
motion in every stroke. From the clearly descriptive to the nearly abstract calligraphic improvisation, she exhibits extraordinary fluency and remarkable range. She captures the relationship of order and chaos in nature, and produces drawings that evoke deeper understanding and considerable pleasure.
National Endowment for
the Humanities Professor
at Tufts University
Channing's deeply personal art has touched a force that cannot be explained, but can be experienced. The wave with its power, symmetry, grace, danger, and inevitability can be found replicating itself in the natural motion of her subsequent renditions of birds, horses, dancers, musicians and portraits. The immediacy of her interpretations allows viewers to experience not only her responses, but their own.
editor at large
Her black and white collection captures what would happen if M. C. Escher's creatures were to break free of their tessellations and come to life.
Sarah E. Fagan, ARTSCOPE New England, September / October 2008
Through the extraordinary movement of her drawings she has reached what T. S. Eliot referred to as The Still Point: At the still point of the turning world... there the dance is... where past and future are gathered....
Maureen Alphonse Charles, Dedham, MA
Art that almost feels like a visual impossibility, a conquering of the mind - but there it is!
Diana Roberts, Greenfield, MA
I will visit again and again, if just to remind myself of the possibilities and power of life.
Pat Brian, Boston, MA