FLOW, watercolors by Mary Gilbert Remillong, will be on exhibit in Stetson Gallery during May

FLOW: Watercolors by Mary Remillong,
on exhibit in Stetson Gallery throughout May

“FLOW,” an exhibit featuring scenes from the sea, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water by award-winning Tewksbury watercolorist Mary Gilbert Remillong, will be on exhibit in Stetson Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead throughout the month of May. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 12-2 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. In addition, the Gallery and Remillong’s exhibit will be featured during Art Walk in Marblehead on May 14 and 15.
“I have always loved water in all its forms, even rain, snow, and ice,” Mary Remillong explains. “The flow, movement and freedom that the fluidity of water embodies speak to both my body and soul. From the rivers and beaches of my childhood in New Jersey, and the banks of the Mississippi where we lived for many years, to the seaside villages of the North Shore, the Cape and Maine, I always feel most alive and happiest when I come home to the water. Invariably then, my fingers itch for the brush!”
Mary Gilbert Remillong has been painting since she was a child, but her artistry has evolved and matured over the decades that she has dedicated to art.

“As I grow older, the effort to “go with the flow” in watercolor and life is an ongoing lesson. I believe the fluidity of watercolor as a medium should direct its expression. It often takes a great deal of time and practice to make a work appear loose and free, even effortless, but that is my goal. If the work leaves some mystery for viewers to think about and interpret in their own way, it becomes a conversation that flows between my mind and the viewer’s.”

Mary Gilbert Remillong graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in studio art, studied graphic design at Parsons School of Design, and studied figure and life drawing at The Art Students League of New York. She studied watercolor with the late Tom Sutherland of Melrose and has taken workshops with Alvaro Castagnet, Joseph Zubukvic and Z L Feng. She is a member of the Newton Watercolor Society, the Reading Art Association, and of Boston North Artists. She has won many awards in oils, watercolor and sculpture and exhibits at the Sea Bell Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine.

In addition to the Opening Reception and Art Walk weekend, Stetson Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and during Church events at other times. The winter/spring 2016 Gallery season continues in June with an exhibit by local artists in honor of Pride Month.

CALENDAR: SUNDAY, MAY 1, 12-2 PM: Opening Reception for at Stetson Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, located at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. For further information visit uumarblehead.org or email stetson@uumarblehead.org.
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Annual Auction ~ May 14 6pm

 

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The 2016 Annual UUCM Auction will be held on Saturday evening, May 14, 2016.

The doors open at 6:00 pm, entertainment begins at 7 pm.

Pre-register by clicking the link below and be entered to win $25 in Marblehead Money!

 

Pre-Register Here!

 

Doors open at 6 PM.  $10 admission includes food and drinks. Arrive early to browse silent auction items and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Purchase a card from the Lucky 52 deck for $20.00.   A lucky card is drawn at the start of the live auction, and winner has the choice of any item posted in the live auction prior to bidding. You may be the lucky one to select from Red Sox tickets, summer sails, an array of delicious gourmet meals, a beauty package, a spa package, car care, or an evening out, with babysitter-if needed.  Theatre tickets, dinner gift certificates to a local restaurant are just a few of the items up for auction.
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Useful services up for bid include: pet sitting, dog walking, tarot card reading, and a massage provided by a licensed physical therapist. Not to be missed are the items that you carry home as the top silent bidder: hand-made jewelry, knit clothing, local art and museum passes to name a just a few. Join a sing-along of Broadway tunes beginning at 7PM under the direction of our musical genius, Karen Gahagan, tickling the ivories of our grand piano.
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Live auction begins at 7:30 PM. Something for everyone is available, whether you enjoy the fun and excitement of Craig Gariepy’s fast paced bidding during the live auction, familiar tunes of Broadway, or the quiet bidding of the silent auction. It will be a fun filled evening of laughter, good cheer and awesome company.
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Parking is available at the Gerry School Parking Lot on Elm Street, Marblehead.