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149 South Street, Hingham, MA 02043

UPCOMING EVENTS

Page Pearson Railsback
solo exhibit April 7 - May 7, 2017
Talk with Page Sunday, May 7, 3:30-5pm

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Conceptual Realism by Renée Caouette
solo exhibit May 9 - 31, 2017
opening Friday, May 12, 6-9pm

Painting Demonstration on Saturday, May 13 from 12 to 2 pm:

Renée will demonstrate a still life painting from life in oils using the "alla prima" technique. She will explain the importance of value, tone, strong light, and drawing technique within painting. Using a still life set up from life, you can see the process and how to make an organized and compositionally thoughtful painting. 

Artist’s Talk on Sunday, May 21 from 2 to 4pm:

"Networking, Artistic collaborations and synthesis of arts"

Networking for the art market: importance of community and collaborating with artists.
Renée will discuss her craft, process, and how to network and make the most of collaborations in the artists' community. She will share a bit about her work, herself, and her different art projects, including the latest workshops with Simona Minns. Simona Minns is going to present her contemporary performance company "Syntheater", and discuss different ways of synthesizing diverse forms of artistic expression. Can a painting sing? Can a piece of music speak in colors and shapes? Can a dancer move based on mathematical equation? What are the commonalities between all the arts? These and more similar questions will be brought and discussed during Simona's presentation.

about Simona:
Simona Minns is a jazz singer, composer and artistic director originally from Lithuania, currently living and working in Boston MA. Simona has degrees in jazz vocal performance from The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater and a composition degree from Berklee College of Music of Boston MA. In 2015 Simona was awarded the Berklee Outstanding Jazz Vocalist Award. As a performer she embraces a wide range of styles and genres, such as jazz standards, her own jazz arrangements, contemporary music, original compositions and traditional Lithuanian music. Simona has founded a contemporary performance company "Syntheater" which produces dance theater performances, artistic workshops, and networking events in the Greater Boston Area. Simona's latest project "A Hunger Artist" recently received The Boston Foundation Live Arts Boston grant award.

about Renée:
Renée has lived between Boston and Paris, France for the past five years studying fine art and art history. She has traveled throughout Europe and North America researching artwork ranging from the primitive and ancient to contemporary arts. Aesthetically, Renée’s work is influenced by her classical sensibilities and art historical background that have developed throughout her travels and studies. In these paintings and her continued work, Renée explores ubiquitous themes through the eyes of a millennial such as identity, feminism, death, equality, and addiction, making her work not a quotidian narrative but rather a relevant and relatable story. As a professional female artist, Renée feels the need to express the American (and really Global) zeitgeist, and the expanding Diaspora of the world. Grounded in realism and figurative narratives, her works are highly conceptual; everything is thoughtful with a subtle message.  Fascinated with the symbolism of the northern renaissance, the grotesque, mysticism, and contemporary performance arts, Renée has fused these ideas together to create a body of work that is uniquely her own as a representational artist in a contemporary art world. In June 2016 she was awarded a grant by The Ringholz Foundation to fund her latest painting project, and invited to the Bakehouse Art Complex Residency Program during Miami Art Basel. Renée has exhibited throughout the United States and France, including Paris, New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles, among others. She was invited to join the Copley Society of Boston and the Salmagundi Club of NYC last year. Most recently, the muralist, Kent Twitchell, awarded her the “Patron Award” at the Brand Art Center’s 43rd annual juried exhibition in Los Angeles, CA. He commented that her work shows “devotion to the picture plane; she is not trying to jump on anyone’s bandwagon” and “sincerity”, making her work valuable and unique in the art world.



FINE ART APPRAISALS

Arthur T. Garrity of Hingham, a professional auctioneer and fine art appraiser, offers verbal appraisals at our Gallery. Etchings, prints or original oil or watercolor paintings may be submitted for review for a small fee: $15 per one appraisal, $25 for two appraisals, $33 for three appraisals. The proceeds are donated to local non-profit organizations. Hours for these appraisals are from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, usually every other month on a Saturday. There is a limit of three items per person per visit. We try to make appointments for people in order to avoid long wait.
The next Art Appraisal Day will be on April 29. CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT 781.749.0430

 

PORTRAIT & FIGURE SKETCHING FROM LIFE
"YOU CAN BE THE ARTIST'S MODEL!"

Series of live painting sessions with local artists which involve portrait and figure sketching for public take place approximately every other month, always on a Saturday from 11am to 2pm. Visitors are encouraged to chat with the artists, view the exhibited work, and pose for a quick sketch or painting, with an option, but no obligation, to purchase the result. The cost of the work starts at $100. Sketches are done in pencil, watercolor or oil paint. 

 

Painters Who Love to Paint, “PAINT THE SQUARE" !

New England artists participate in “Paint the Square” in Hingham, a two-day "plein-air" painting experience. Each artist paints impressions of the Hingham Square, and  can paint up to two pieces that are auctioned at a silent auction held on a Saturday evening at our Gallery.

"Paint the Square 2012" was a great success. 28 artists produced 46 paintings and 20 of them sold. Please, click here to see the artists "in action".

 

SMALL PAINTING SHOW

Over 30 regional painters participate in our popular “Small Painting Show", always around Christmas time. Each invited artist submits up to two small paintings of local scenes, landscapes and still-lives no larger than11 inches by 14 inches. There is always up to 100 to choose from. Our goal is to offer "affordable" gifts for the holidays.

 

LECTURE SERIES for art investors/collectors

Beginning and seasoned art collectors / investors are invited to the series of yearlong lectures. Our first lecture "The Beginning Collector / Collection Development" was held on Saturday, November 22, 2003. We talked about how to identify and choose what makes a good investment, what types of artwork are increasing in value, and how to successfully develop an art collection based on individuals taste or theme. This lecture was conducted at our Gallery by Hingham resident Arthur T. Garrity Jr., a professional auctioneer and fine art appraiser, know nationally for his historical art expertise and appraisal work.
The second lecture "Painting Restoration and Conservation" was led by Jim Roszel, Conservator at The Oil Painting Conservation Studio, and was held on Saturday, January 10, 2004. He explained the process of caring for art, and how to both preserve and restore oil paintings, including some do's and don'ts (don't leave artwork over heaters or in direct sunlight), as well as some tips on advanced art care and restoration (what to do with artwork where paint has flaked off or the painting has been stored in the attic).
The third lecture "What Makes a Good Painting" was held on Saturday, June 26, 2004, and was led by renowned artist Charles Movalli of Gloucester. He tied the techniques to the famous group of painters known as the “Old Cape Ann School ”, including Aldro Hibbard, Lester Stevens, Carl Peters and Emile Gruppe. Movalli used simple charcoal drawing to enhance his “chalk talk” format for showing visitors how they can incorporate the methods into their own work.
Proceeds from the lecture will be donated to the Hingham Cultural Council, an organization responsible for offering grants to artists and art organizations. The Hingham Cultural Council ( www.mass-culture.org ) supports arts and artists in the community. There is no fee to attend these lectures, but individuals are urged to consider bringing a donation of at least $10 to support the work of the Hingham Cultural Council.

 

 

We are also interested in hearing from you concerning activities that the Gallery might become engaged. In an effort to keep fine art in the front of the public's eye, new ideas and approaches are helpful.