DALY X 3 FEATURES THREE GENERATIONS OF DALY WOMEN ARTISTS IN STETSON THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF MAY

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Three women in the Daly family, Mom Elaine Caliri Daly of Marblehead, Daughter Dianna Daly of Gloucester, and Granddaughter Elena Daly of Holliston, will be featured in the exhibit “Daly X 3” now showing in Stetson Gallery throughout the month of May. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Sunday, May 17 from 12-2 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Starting at 1 p.m., the opening reception will be enlivened by the music of Glenn and Gregg Daly. This event is truly a family affair!

Elaine Caliri Daly, her daughter Dianna Daly, and her granddaughter Elena Daly each have an innate gift for artistic expression. “Daly X 3” reveals their contrasting styles, their unique vision, but most importantly, their shared talent.

Elaine Caliri Daly, of Marblehead, is well known for her colorful, fluid style, using both watercolor and acrylics in portraiture, landscapes, and seascapes. She is also an accomplished sculptor. A selection of her acrylic, watercolor, and sculptural works will be on exhibit during the Daly X 3 show. Elaine is a graduate of Mass College of Art, and studied painting and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, sculpture at the De Cordova Museum, and printmaking at Montserrat College of Visual Arts. She is a member of the Copley Society of Boston, the North Shore Arts Association, the Marblehead Art Association, and the New England Sculptors Association. She has been awarded prizes in painting, drawing, and sculpture throughout the North Shore and in Boston. She is represented by Arnould Gallery in Marblehead, the Copley Society in Boston, and may be reached by appointment at her studio in Salem.

Over the last 30 years, Dianna Daly of Gloucester has woven a career from her diverse areas of expertise, including textiles, painting, yoga, performance art, and culinary art. She graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in textiles and jewelry, and studied painting at the National College of Art in Dublin, where she lived with her husband and daughter from 2001-2006. Her paintings have been exhibited at galleries in Dublin and Massachusetts. As the co-creator of C&D Designs, she wove tapestries by commission for corporations, galleries, and private homes. Her wearable fiber art has been exhibited seasonally in Gloucester. She has danced professionally at several venues in Boston. She is a certified yoga and pilates teacher, and also teaches exercise and wellness for people with Parkinson’s. She has also served as a personal chef for several years, She and her mother share a studio in Salem, where they encourage each others’ creativity to flow.
Elena Daly, 16, a sophomore at Holliston High School has loved art throughout her life, and growing up in a family of artists encouraged that passion. Starting in elementary school, Elena has been known as the artist of the school. Her fantasy illustrations and character designs are created using a wide array of media, specifically digital, graphite, and colored pencil. She receives many requests for commissions that range from family portraits, to animals, to popular sports teams’ logos. Elena has won several contests, such as the Lions Club Peace Poster Contest (three-time district level winner) and Arbor Day poster contest (state level winner). Currently, she is participating in a widely popular art show at her high school, Art Saves Lives. In addition to art, Elena runs varsity on her high school’s track team, involves herself in community service activities, and strives to maintain good academics. She hopes to pursue a career in art, science, or a combination of the two.
As the opening reception will demonstrate, the Dalys are not only talented visual artists, they are musically gifted as well. Starting at 1 p.m., Elaine and Harold Daly’s twin sons Glenn and Gregg will perform on the Stetson Gallery stage to enhance the celebratory feeling at the opening reception.
Stetson Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (1 p.m. Mondays) and during Church events at other times. The winter/spring 2015 Gallery season continues in June with the floral photographs of Rev. Wendy von Courter. Curators Anthony and Jo Ann Silva have started booking the 2015-16 Gallery season. Famed Boston artist Nedret Andre will hang a special ecologically-themed exhibit in November. The curators welcome inquiries from artists in all media for openings during the rest of the upcoming gallery season at stetson@uumarblehead.org.

WATERCOLORS BY WINNIE BURNS FEATURED IN STETSON GALLERY IN APRIL

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The watercolor paintings of Charlestown artist Winnie Burns, “Trees and Flowers: Once and Again,” will grace the walls of Stetson Gallery in Marblehead from now until early May. Burns’s exhibit will be celebrated at an opening reception on Sunday, April 19, from 12-2 p.m. at the Gallery, located in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead.

Winnie Burns of Charlestown became interested in art while working in the art department of the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where she earned her bachelor of liberal arts degree cum laude. About 10 years ago, Winnie started studying watercolor with Anthony Abate of the Artists Group of Charlestown, and has since studied with Ann Antonino, Lisa Knox, and most recently with Elaine Caliri Daly at the Marblehead Art Association.

Winnnie Burns’s work has been exhibited at the Artists Group of Charlestown in both the Stove Factory Gallery and at Art in the Park. She has exhibited in Marblehead at the MAA and at Brush Strokes Gallery.

“I became attracted to watercolor because of its effects of softness and fluidity,” Burns says. “The blending of colors often achieves surprising results. Because the tools of the medium are so easily transportable, the use of watercolor encourages plein air painting.
“My preferred subjects are landscapes and floral designs. Painting outside gives a vibrancy to the work, while changing weather conditions offer a mood to the work. When I paint still lifes of flowers druing the many cooler months of New England, I’m reminded of warmer times and the colors of a different season.

“This solo exhibit, ‘Trees and Flowers: Once and Again,’ captures versatility in mood and the wonders of naturre. I can see that changing background colors of the same subject can present varying effects.”

Stetson Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (1 p.m. Mondays) and during Church events at other times. The winter/spring 2015 Gallery season continues in May, with art by a mother/daughter/granddaughter trio of Daly family artists, featuring music by the Daly family at the opening reception on Sunday, May 17; and in June with the floral photographs of Rev. Wendy von Courter. Curators Anthony and Jo Ann Silva have started booking the 2015-16 Gallery season. Famed Boston artist Nedret Andre will hang a special exhibit in November. The curators welcome inquiries from artists in all media for openings during the rest of the upcoming gallery season at stetson@uumarblehead.org.

“SEVEN FEET OF SNOW STORM BLUES,” PAINTINGS BY JANE McKENNA, IN STETSON GALLERY THROUGHOUT MARCH

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March in Stetson Gallery features the paintings of Marblehead resident Jane McKenna. McKenna’s exhibit will be celebrated at an opening reception on Sunday, March 8, from 12-2 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead.

Stetson Gallery is delighted to host Jane McKenna for “The Seven Feet of Snowstorm Blues,” her first exhibit in several years. (Her most recent exhibit, in fact, was also at Stetson!) A well-known and respected artist, McKenna took a respite from painting for awhile, but has created a body of work specifically for the Stetson exhibit. Jane, the daughter of the late Tillie Swazey, grew up in our church and is delighted to be exhibiting here again.

For her subject matter, Jane McKenna was inspired in part by a comment Georgia O’Keeffe wrote for a 1925 exhibit of her paintings of Lake George:
“I wish you could see the place here – there is something so perfect about the mountains and the lake and the trees – Sometimes I want to tear it all to pieces – it seems so perfect – but it is really lovely – And when the household is in good running order – and I feel free to work it is very nice.”

Jane McKenna was also inspired by the postcard-like sentiment “I wish you could see what I see outside my window. The world is so very beautiful.” All the paintings were created as she worked in her home studio watching the snow and the sea. The result is a glorious exploration of the beauty of snow, sea, and light.

“This exhibition is a body of work created on small gesso boards with oil in my home studio,” McKenna explains. “My intention is to share my response to the natural environment outside my window this winter. What I sense is really lovely. My impetus is to express and record it in the beautiful subtle relationships between form and light, especially the prism play of light on the blue cast of snow.”

Jane McKenna earned a Bachelor of Science degree in special education from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Montserrat College of Art. Her work has been shown in many exhibits throughout the North Shore, where she has won several awards. She has also been an instructor and teacher at the Marblehead Arts Association, Salem State University, and other schools. She has been a member of the Marblehead Arts Association, the Swampscott Art Association, the Art Guild of Marblehead, and the Ashwell Gallery in Beverly.

Stetson Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (1 p.m. Mondays) and during Church events at other times. The winter/spring 2015 Gallery season will continue with: April, watercolors by Winnie Burns; May, art by the mother and daughter duo Elaine Caliri Daly and Dianna Daly, featuring music by the Daly family at the opening reception; June, floral photographs by Rev. Wendy von Zirpolo. Curators Anthony and Jo Ann Silva welcome inquiries from artists for the 2015-2016 gallery season at stetson@uumarblehead.org.

Retrospective February exhibit in Stetson Gallery will feature watercolors by Walt Rostron

February at the Stetson Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead will feature a retrospective exhibit featuring the watercolors of the late Walter Rostron, who passed away in January. The exhibit, which will include several paintings from private collections, will be hung to coincide with Walt’s memorial service on Feb. 7, and will remain in the Gallery, located at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead, throughout the month of February.

Walt Rostron, of Marblehead, was active in the UUCM, serving in many capacities as a Church leader, including as president of the Board of Trustees. Walt was educated as an engineer, and worked at General Electric Co. throughout his career. However, his wife Jean recalls, his artistic talent was discovered and encouraged while he earned an associate’s degree in industrial design in Cincinnati.

“His teacher thought he could have a career in art,” Jean Rostron recalls. “But we had three children at the time, and he said, “No way!”

Nonetheless, Walt was a true artist who experimented with several mediums, and who carried a sketchbook with him all the time, drawing faces at Town Meeting, for example, or while waiting for delayed flights. On his and Jean’s many travels throughout the USA, Walt carried his art supplies and drew or painted as often as possible. He especially liked painting en plein air, and often participated in the Marblehead Festival of Arts “Painting the Town” activity. “He liked painting in groups, with each person doing their own thing,” Jean said. “He enjoyed the conviviality.”

Walt continually strove to improve, and took classes throughout his life, including at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Jean Rostron and Stetson co-curators Anthony and Jo Ann Silva thank the many members of UUCM and the wider community for loaning paintings by Walt to make this exhibit possible.

Stetson Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (1 p.m. Mondays) and during Church events at other times. The winter/spring 2015 Gallery season will continue with: March, paintings by Jane McKenna; April, watercolors by Winnie Burns; May, art by the mother and daughter duo Elaine Caliri Daly and Dianna Daly, featuring music by the Daly family; June, floral photographs by Rev. Wendy von Zirpolo. Curators Anthony and Jo Ann Silva welcome inquiries from artists for the 2015-2016 gallery season at stetson@uumarblehead.org.

WENDY HUBBARD’S WATERCOLORS “MURMURS FROM THE SEA” IN STETSON GALLERY THROUGHOUT JANUARY

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January at the Stetson Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead will feature the watercolors or Marblehead native Wendy Lee Hubbard. Hubbard’s exhibit, “Murmurs from the Sea,” will be celebrated at an opening reception on Sunday, January 4, from 12-2 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead.

As Wendy Lee Hubbard explains, most of the watercolors exhibited were painted during the summer, so they “might offer a remembrance of warm breezes during the cold month of January.”

Raised in Marblehead, Wendy Lee Hubbard studied art history at the University of Massachusetts in preparation for a museum career. She continued her studies in art at Montserrat College of Art. Her innate love for New England and its cultural heritage has guided her career choices. Wendy currently works for Historic New England, supporting its mission of education and preservation, at the Walter Gropius House in Lincoln, Mass.

Tramping the woods and coastline of Marblehead or Maine at her grandmother Mym’s side, Wendy discovered the secret places to play and paint early. The love of artistic creation and the humble contemplation of nature is a family tradition. Her three sisters are artists, environmentalists, and museum professionals who continually learn from each another as well as family elders.

Committed to cultural and open space preservation, Wendy supports local New England organizations with a portion of the income derived from the sale of her watercolors. Open spaces preserved for people, for education, and for enjoyment are happy gifts to one another and to the future.

She’s titled her exhibit of watercolors at Stetson Gallery “Murmurs from the Sea,” drawing on the poetry of Walt Whitman and John Lubbock for inspiration.

Stetson Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (1 p.m. Mondays) and during Church events at other times. The winter/spring 2015 Gallery season will continue with: March, paintings by Jane McKenna; April, watercolors by Winnie Burns; May, art by the mother and daughter duo Elaine Caliri Daly and Dianna Daly, featuring music by the Daly family; June, floral photographs by Rev. Wendy von Zirpolo. Curators Anthony and Jo Ann Silva welcome inquiries from artists for the 2015-2016 gallery season at stetson@uumarblehead.org.

SARAH RYDGREN PHOTO EXHIBIT IN STETSON GALLERY THROUGH NOVEMBER

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November at the Stetson Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead will feature the photographs of Sarah Rydgren of Salem. Rydgren’s exhibit, ‘home,” will be celebrated at an opening reception on Sunday, November 2, from 12-2 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead.

 

Sarah Rydgren, a 28 year native of Salem, has always had an interest

in the outdoors, nature, travel and photography.  She briefly studied

film photography at Montserrat College of Art, however, she is

completely self-taught in digital photography, specializing in Nikon

DSLR Cameras and Adobe Photoshop. Sarah is now pursuing a

Bachelor’s Degree in environmental biology and geology at Salem State

University and works as a Ranger in Ipswich for the Trustees of

Reservations. She recently moved back to her hometown of Salem with

her 6 year old son, Maverick, and her two cats. You can often see

Sarah spending her free time hiking and photographing the North Shore.

She has been influenced by such photographers as Ansel Adams, Darren

Jew, Paul Nicklen and Paul Souders.

 

Rydgren calls this exhibit “home” because, she says, “Home is where you feel comfort, and most of my work displayed in this show was taken during the last year, while I was healing from my father’s death.

 

“I have been inspired by nature and the outdoors for my entire life, and photography has tied into that very well for me. I photograph landscapes and wildlife that I encounter, and am drawn to areas close to home that I find comforting and beautiful. The interaction between light and a scene is invigorating to me, and the role the seasons play with changing the landscape around me never ceases to amaze me. I hope that my work inspires others to get outside and explore, and to realize that they don’t necessarily have to travel far from home to see incredible places. I recently upgraded from a Nikon D90 to a Nikon D7000, and print on paper, aluminum, glass and canvas.

 

Sarah Rydgren has a diverse portfolio and a broad range of skill but

specializes in landscape photography. Sarah has been featured in

several local publications including Newburyport Magazine, is a regular

contributor to the Salem News, and has had a full spread feature in

the Ipswich Chronicle. Her work has been hung and displayed at the

Howling Wolf and Witch Dr. Galleries in Salem. Cranes Beach has also

used her photography for their social media pages.

 

Stetson Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (1 p.m. Mondays) and during Church events at other times. The winter/spring 2015 Gallery season will continue with: January, watercolors by Marblehead native Wendy Hubbard; February, watercolors by Winnie Burns; March, paintings by Jane McKenna; April, art by the mother and daughter duo Elaine Caliri Daly and Dianna Daly, featuring music by the Daly family; May, photographs by Linda Silva Palleschi; June, floral photographs by Rev. Wendy von Zirpolo. Curators Anthony and Jo Ann Silva welcome inquiries from artists for the 2015-2016 gallery season at stetson@uumarblehead.org.

 

 

JUNE RHODES’ PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARBLEHEAD FEATURED IN STETSON GALLERY THROUGH OCTOBER

 

SJune Rhodes birdhousesUNDAY, October 5, 12-2 PM: Opening Reception for an exhibit of photographs by June Rhodes, 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.

 

 


 

June Rhodes Marblehead motif

Photographs of Marblehead by June A. Rhodes will be the featured exhibit throughout October at the Stetson Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Sunday, October 5, from 12-2 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead.

June A. Rhodes has taken many photos over the years, the majority of them in Marblehead, where she lives. Primarily self taught, she has studied at the New England School of Photography and has learned much from colleagues in a local camera club. Having started with a 110 camera and progressed as technology changed, she has found her artistic comfort zone in medium format.

 

June Rhodes pic 2June’s photos have appeared in many local publications. When the schooner Lynx was in Marblehead in 2011 three of her photos of the visit were used in the book “America’s Privateer” Lynx and the War of 1812. The book was published January 20, 2012 by the Lynx Educational Foundation.

Rhodes says, “I enjoy photography, like a painter enjoys painting. My interests are creating scenic and nature studies with things seen every day. I believe my love of Marblehead comes through in my photos in this show, which is a diverse look at Marblehead, from sailboats to fishing shacks, and so much more.”

June Rhodes pic 1Stetson Gallery showcases artist members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead and the wider artistic community. The Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (1 p.m. Mondays) and during Church events at other times. The 2014/2015 Gallery season will continue with the following artists: November, photographs by Sarah Rydgren; March, paintings by Jane McKenna; April, art by the mother and daughter duo Elaine Caliri Daly and Dianna Daly; May, photographs by Linda Silva Palleschi; June, floral photographs by Rev. Wendy von Zirpolo. Curators Anthony and Jo Ann Silva have openings for exhibits in January and February, 2015, and welcome inquiries from artists at stetson@uumarblehead.org.

 

Pierce Family Honors Holly With Joint Exhibit In Stetson Gallery Throughout September

IMG_0865SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014, Noon-2 p.m.: Opening reception for “A Hundred Hearts (for Holly)”, an exhibit of work by the artist family Kacy, Steve, and Noah Pierce. For further information, visit uumarblehead.org or call 781-631-1215.

Tragedy leaves much in its wake, particularly when we lose a young person whose future seemed bright with promise. Losing 15-year-old Holly Windrush Pierce in August, 2004, when she was hit by a car in Vinnin Square, was deeply shocking and heart wrenching for her mother, father, and older brother. Reliving that time as they commemorate the 10th anniversary of Holly’s death has spurred not just pain, but also creativity in Kacy, Steve, and Noah Pierce, all artists.

Finish Reading: Pierce Family Honors Holly With Joint Exhibit In Stetson Gallery Throughout September