Front Street Art Gallery Presents

"The Art of Giving"

until December 25th

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Come to the Front Street Art Gallery in Scituate Harbor this holiday season and choose the perfect gift for yourself or someone else
– a special piece of art for under the tree, books, a unique metal ornament, painting on slate for inside or out, children’s puppet kits, or a lighthouse bookmark for your gift giving or personal collection
– gift wrapped if you like. 
Come in while the supply lasts! 
The Gallery will be open December 23rd and the 24th for those last minute gifts!
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Gallery artists have also created original paintings on slate which they donated as part of the fundraiser to keep the Gallery open. 
 
A perfect gift for someone to hang inside or outside their house.  Come while supply lasts!  In some cases, special orders can be made.
 
Order works on-line and pick up at the Gallery!
Janet Cornacchio Daylilies on slate 300d
Holly Berries Watercolor Judi Getch Brod
Front Street Art Gallery, a juried cooperative gallery of over twenty local artists and artisans, is located at 124 Front Street, Scituate Harbor. 
Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 PM or arrange for a private showing by appointment.  The Gallery is closed Monday through Wednesday. 
 
Telephone: 781 545-6150,
Website: www.frontstreetartgallery.com,
Facebook:  Front Street Art Gallery.

Front Street Art Gallery Announces

Raffle Winner of the Marianne Buckley Curran Painting on Slate

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Janice Cunnane of Scituate won the raffle item, Scituate Lighthouse on slate, painted by Marianne Buckley Curran as part of her show, “Life by the Sea”, at the Front Street Art Gallery.  Congratulations Janice.  
If you didn’t have a chance to see Marianne’s show at the Gallery, it will at the Scituate Library until November 22nd.
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Front Street Art Gallery Hosts

 “The Whimsical Art of Ed Mikenas”

The newly renovated Front Street Art Gallery in Scituate Harbor will host a solo show, “The Whimsical Art of Ed Mikenas”, featuring new works by Ed Mikenas from October 21st through November 22nd.
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Mikenas’ medium is acrylic, although he began in watercolor.  He uses his paints and brush strokes well to highlight, adjust and fantasize real scenes.  If you look closely, you can see and imagine all colors and items in his paintings. 
Ed has been painting since he was ten years old.  As an art major in South Boston High School, Ed attended after school classes at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston.  When he graduated high school, he continued his studies at the MFA under a two year study grant.
He also studied at the Famous Artists School in Connecticut, L'Ecole de Beaux Art for two years and the Worchester Museum of Fine Arts.
Ed is a member of the Scituate Arts Association, South Shore Art Center, Braintree Art Association, Weymouth Art Association, Quincy Art Association and the North River Art Association.
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Front Street Art Gallery, a juried cooperative gallery of over twenty local artists and artisans, is located at 124 Front Street, Scituate Harbor.  Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 PM or arrange for a private showing by appointment.  The Gallery is closed Monday through Wednesday.  
 
 
Telephone: 781 545-6150,
Website: www.frontstreetartgallery.com,
Facebook:  Front Street Art Gallery.
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Front Street Art Gallery Hosts

 “Life by the Sea:  Marianne F. Buckley Curran”

The newly renovated Front Street Art Gallery in Scituate Harbor will host a solo show, “Life by the Sea”, featuring works of Marianne Buckley Curran from September 30th through October 18th.
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In addition, Marianne is raffling off her lighthouse painting on slate (no cost – just vote for your favorite painting in the show)!  See image at left.  Come in and cast your vote!
To Marianne F. Buckley Curran, art is a visual form of communication. So much of what we experience in life is through this sense. If, as an artist she can capture a moment in time and convey that in a painting that other people can also reflect upon, experience and hopefully appreciate, then she has met her goal. She strives for three things when she creates a composition. First to express the idea, the piece must have a clear message. Secondly that message must be delivered in a good design that enhances and supports the objective and thirdly, but no less important, is the effect of light on the form, with local colors and in conjunction with what she is saying.
For the past few years she has dedicated herself to the development of her personal artistic voice. The creative process, which has given substance to her voice, is not only fed and stimulated visually, but also through her additional senses of smell, hearing, taste and touch. Living in Hull, she can witness first-hand the coolness of an ocean breeze, the taste of the salt air, the fine spray upon her face, the crash of the tide upon the bank and the vision of the sun dancing off the surface of the water. It is this example of assimilation that combines with individual uniqueness to create her art.
Front Street Art Gallery, a juried cooperative gallery of over twenty local artists and artisans, is located at 124 Front Street, Scituate Harbor.  Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 PM or arrange for a private showing by appointment.  The Gallery is closed Monday through Wednesday.  
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Telephone: 781 545-6150,
Website: www.frontstreetartgallery.com,
Facebook:  Front Street Art Gallery.

Front Street Art Gallery Hosts

“Sea Level: Dorothy Pentheny”

The newly renovated Front Street Art Gallery in Scituate Harbor will host a solo show, “Sea Level”, featuring Dorothy Pentheny from September 3rd through September 27th. Come to the Gallery and see her newest works.
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Dorothy Pentheny, a local oil painter for almost twenty years, believes that we go to the sea to seek refuge from the chaos of our lives; it brings us an escape, entertainment, and for some, such as fishermen, a source of income. Therefore, the paintings that she chose for her show, “Sea Level”, capture these everyday moments that leave lasting impressions. A lobsterman shuttling traps within Scituate Harbor, children playing at the beach, or a bank of orange clouds over the blue ocean; these are the moments worth remembering. Inspired by the natural beauty of our coastline, Pentheny seeks to capture the constantly changing New England light effect on our beaches, boats and wild life. She recreates the scene in oil paintings for generations to enjoy.
 
Pentheny is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her photographs won acceptance in design exhibits at the University Gallery. Her work has hung in the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, the Robert and Dorothy Palmer Gallery at SSC in Hingham, The North River Arts Festival juried show, the Scituate Arts Association juried show, the Plymouth Arts Guild juried show, and the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville Vermont.
 
Front Street Art Gallery, a juried cooperative gallery of over twenty local artists and artisans, is located at 124 Front Street, Scituate Harbor. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 PM or arrange for a private showing by appointment. The Gallery is closed Monday through Wednesday.
 
Telephone: 781 545-6150,
Website: www.frontstartgallery.com,
Facebook: Front Street Art Gallery.

Scituate’s Front Street Art Gallery Presents

“Natural Harmony”

From Thursday August 13th to Sunday August 30th, the Front Street Art Gallery will feature “Natural Harmony” depicting people, places, boats, even the ocean with fog, sunshine long shadows, and perhaps rain or maybe a bit of snow. Gallery artists have creatively interpreted local marine, ocean and street scenes which highlight nature’s beauty.  Come and browse.
FEATURED ARTIST:  Judi Getch Brodman
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Judi’s passion is bright sunshine, dark contrasts from the shadows, the feel of warm summer sunshine, long winter shadows, the vivid purples and blurred blues of late winter days and cold winter water. She tries to include a building or structure in her paintings, attributing this quirk to her math background. She loves the perspective that comes with buildings, adding a 3-D feel to the painting. She chooses to paint in watercolors because they are unpredictable, a quality that scares a lot of artists but makes her love them. She appreciates that the paint takes on a life of its own causing bleeds, drops, streams, all attainable only in watercolors.
Judi’s award winning work has been shown in many juried shows as well as her own one person shows throughout New England and FL.  Articles about Judi and her work have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Coastal Star (a south Florida newspaper), and the Stowe, Vermont Guide where her painting graced the cover of the winter edition
 
Judi, also a published author, has a number of highly reviewed novels under her name.
Front Street Art Gallery, a juried cooperative gallery of over twenty local artists and artisans, is located at 124 Front Street, Scituate Harbor.  Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 PM or arrange for a private showing by appointment.  The Gallery is closed Monday through Wednesday. 
Telephone: 781 545-6150,
Website: www.frontstreetartgallery.com,
Facebook:  Front Street Art Gallery.

Scituate Arts Association (SAA) Congratulates 2020 Scituate High School Scholarship Winners Michaela DiPaola & Emma Perry.

The SAA had too equally worthy candidates this year and so we opted to honor both of these talented young women:  Michaela DiPaola and Emma Perry.  They are the Association’s 2020 Scituate High School Scholarship Award winners.  This show is now completed.  As the only two-time winner of the People’s Choice Award for our Annual Scituate High School Show, it was no surprise that Michaela was a worthy candidate.  She will be attending Pratt in the Fall.  Emma Perry won the Bob Serino award in her Freshman year and helped design and execute one of the two Scituate crosswalks which delighted the community for a summer.  She will be attending Trinity College in the Fall.
Like so many events this year, the recipients accepted their awards online and their checks in the mail.  It’s a pleasure to share with you the SAA's comments in the award letters: 
To Michaela: “Your figure work is amazing, beautifully rendered and with someone you know, you capture a sense of them, not just draw them.  While we’ve seen many talented young artists over the years, you are the first one to win the People’s Choice Award twice.  We look forward to seeing what else you create as you explore your talents and other mediums… the best thing about art/artists is that it's more an avocation and passion than a job.  Good luck and congratulations again on your award.
And to Emma Perry whom many of  our Board members watched grow from a shy child to a sensitive and expressive young woman:  “ Your artwork is fascinating. Your work is imaginative and you’re willing to take risks working with lots of mixed media and not always worrying about things being “pretty” so long as you can convey what you are trying to express.  That’s a good place be at. The Board also felt that we should acknowledge your commitment to the SAA from a young age…from the First House Tour to the Cross-Walk Project which was significantly designed and guided by you… you’ve been a help many times, thank you!  The best thing about art/artists is that it’s more  an avocation and passion than a job.  Good luck and congratulations again on your award.”
 Scituate Arts is proud to be able to help further Emma and Michaela’s artistic goals.  Congratulations!

Emma Perry
Michaela DiPaola
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