6 New Exhibits in the MAA Galleries
March 18- April 30
Opening Reception: Sunday March 19, 2-4 pm
Marblehead Arts Association – King Hooper Mansion
8 Hooper St. Marblehead Ma
The Marblehead Arts Association is excited to welcome three solo artists and three group exhibits to the King Hooper Mansion galleries this spring. For the third year in a row, the students of the National Art Honor Society of Marblehead High School will show their work. An exhibit titled, Emerging, featuring the work of the National Art Honor Society students of Marblehead High School will be in the Dining Room gallery on the first floor. This partnership with the local students is an MAA tradition that extends beyond just offering the students a venue to exhibit their work. There are opportunities for the students to log volunteer service hours at the MAA for credit at Marblehead High School and as well as the annual MAA Education scholarship awarded to a Marblehead High School senior who will be pursuing a career in the arts at the MAA Annual Meeting held in June.
The National Art Honor Society, NAHS, is a prestigious group whose members are the best and most talented visual artists at Marblehead High School. They show a mastery of their mediums, share a passion for art and are dedicated to promoting art in the community through volunteering. Part of NAHS’s mission includes the incorporation of art into every aspect of students’ lives, both in and out of school, whether that is through art club, or art-based community service.
The students in this NAHS Emerging Artist Show will exhibit work in various 2d and 3d mediums. They have achieved, at this early point in their careers, an elegance and individuality of expression that many artists don’t discover until college or later. Exhibiting at the Marblehead Arts Association will be an opportunity for them to show their work to their community alongside established artists in a professional gallery setting.
Marblehead Schools Art Faculty Exhibit: Lead Art Instructor and MAA artist member, Pascale Queval with fellow faculty members, Cathy Landergan,. Karen Lehman, Rachel Branham and Shirley Huller White will be representing Marblehead High School. Molly Hauptman and Tammy Nohelty will represent the lower grades from the Veterans School and Bell School. Jeanette Baker and Steve Pierce are past faculty from Marblehead Schools who have been invited to exhibit. 2017 marks the second year in a row that the MAA has invited the faculty to exhibit but the first year that the faculty’s exhibit will coexist with the NAHS student exhibit. It will be interesting to see how they complement and contrast with one another.
Cheryl Dyment will exhibit large abstract oil paintings in her exhibit titled, Journey into Abstraction. Based on the North Shore, Cheryl comes to the MAA as a newly juried MAA artist member in 2016, Painting for almost fifteen years, her work has progressed from an impressionistic style to one expressing an internal energy by her handling of color and mark. Regardless of whether the painting is about a memory, evoking a feeling, or an interpretation of a landscape; in each piece she is seeking resolution and unity within the confines of the canvas. Cheryl has pursued education in art at both Montserrat College of Art and the Radcliffe Institute. She has won both local and national awards and is a member of the National Association of Women Artists of NYC. Visit her website: cheryldyment.com. Cheryl will host a closing reception for her exhibit on Thursday, April 27 from 5-7 pm.
Diane Bragdon will exhibit watercolor paintings in a series called, Celebration of New England. Diane comes from New Hampshire and was also juried in as an MAA artist member in 2016. Diane’s watercolor paintings are a reflection of her love of nature and the inspirations of her New England surroundings. Her works are based on Plein Air studies near her home. From Maine, to New Hampshire, to Massachusetts, to Vermont, these works focus on the beauty of nature through all the seasons. Inspiration for these paintings and their subject matter come from excursions to the waterfront, private gardens and homes, or quaint New England towns. A life long artist, Diane attended classes at the Maine College of Art in Portland. Her watercolors have won awards in local and international juried competitions and can be found at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth, NH as well as in many private collections along the east coast. Diane will offer an interactive watercolor demonstration titled, Paint with me on Sunday, April 2 from 2-4 pm and also a closing reception for her exhibit on Thursday, April 27 from 5-7 pm.
Joe Pulitano (1926-2010) was a long standing artist member of the Marblehead Arts Association. His widow, Grace Pulitano has assembled some of his best remaining work for this posthumous exhibit. Born in New York City, Joe was an artist from an early age receiving national recognition. He served in the Navy in WWII and and settled in Boston enrolling in Massachusetts College of Art. He also pursued studies at the Portland Museum School in Maine. From 1983 until 1997, he and his wife, Grace ran the School House Gallery in Sanibel Florida. His work has won national awards and was collected throughout the US and Europe. Collector Seward Mott, of Motts Applesauce, has said of Joe’s work, “His paintings intrigue and delight but do not send messages. They have a spontaneity that attracts our attention and stimulates our interest. But they leave us to see and feel what we will”.
Dimensions Invitational – Conceived as an opportunity for MAA artists who work in three dimensions as well as textiles to showcase their work, this exhibit presents a diverse mix of media within the sculptural discipline. Some of the invited MAA artists, Patti DiCarlo Baker, Michele Bonner, Joyce Mayer Clark, Sandra Golbert, Robert Martuza, Leslie Fahn Rosenberg, Robin Taliesin, will be available to demonstrate and talk about their methods on Sunday, April 2 from 1-3 pm.
About the MAA – Now in its 10th decade, the Marblehead Arts Association was founded in 1922 by a small group of artists who took action to support their beliefs that a vibrant art community was integral to the well being of Marblehead and the surrounding areas. The MAA now currently serves over 500 artistically diverse artists, as well as associate and corporate members and calls the historic King Hooper Mansion at 8 Hooper Street home. The MAA has six galleries, of which association members and guest artists rotate exhibits through every six weeks, displaying over 1,200 original works of art annually. A cornerstone of the MAA is arts education and programming, including adult classes, performances and stimulating talks and fun events. The MAA Artisan Shop features one-of-a-kind crafts and fine art including jewelry, pottery, glassworks and textiles by our artisan members at affordable prices. New work for sale by member artisans changes every three months. The Mansion is available for private parties, meetings, weddings and other events.
Marblehead Arts Association is an important part of Marblehead and attracts visitors locally, regionally and internationally. “Leading the arts in the community…Inspiring generations.”
Admission to the galleries is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday as well as Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. . For more information on our exhibit calendar, events, programs, classes and membership, visit our website; www.marbleheadarts.org.