4th Annual Spring Show

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The 4th Annual Spring Art Exhibition, sponsored by the Artists’ Group of Charlestown was held April 11th through April 13th at the StoveFactory Gallery.

The Annual Spring Show included 26 artists from the Charlestown community exhibiting 60 pieces of artwork. The diverse exhibit included, a sculptured, hand-painted sun by Deborah Nypaver, a finely carved teal-winged duck decoy by John Beasley, paintings created by Nedret Andre, Anne Pennington, Ellen Hermanos and Didier Delepine…to name only a few. A stunning photograph, “Portsoy, Scotland” by Russ Bolt and an intriguing etching by Charles Turner were also included. Watercolor paintings from Winnie Burns, Cindy Sorensen and Sarah Libby were shown as well as unique mixed media pieces from Anthony Abate, Karla Quattrocchi and Dara Pannebaker.

Dorothy “Dotsie” Parker, a plein air watercolorist from Newburyport, Massachusetts, judged the Annual Spring Art Exhibit awarding First Place to “Portsoy, Scotland” by Russ Bolt, 2nd Place to Joe Trepiccione for his oil painting “Cypress”, and 3rd Place to Deborah Nypaver for “Confetti Sun”.  Honorable Mention awards went to Anne Pennington for Spring Chicken”, to Margaret Burns for “No Frigate Like a Book”, and to “Vanished Off the Face of the Earth” by Anthony Abate.

The Annual Spring Art Exhibit opened on April 11th with a wine and cheese reception for the community.  The John Frazee Jazz Trio played for the guests who enjoyed conversations with the artists as well as eloquent comments by watercolorist Dotsie Parker on her selections. The exhibit continued Saturday April 12th and Sunday April 13th and some very happy patrons went home with three of the award-wining pieces, and five additional works in the show. 
The Artists’ Group of Charlestown wishes to thank all the participating artists who exhibited their work, the volunteers who contributed their time to staff the gallery,
Bunker Hill Florist for their beautiful floral arrangement, Sorelle Bakery Café for their delicious baked goods, and the members of the Charlestown community who attended and expressed their support of our mission to bring visual arts to the community.

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