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.