Elaine Daly


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.