By Janet Cornacchio
Our latest Library Exhibit celebrates the Scituate Arts Association’s 65th year while exploring the visions of its Front Street Art Gallery artists, who specialize in photography, oil, acrylic, pastel, plein air, mixed-medium and watercolor. Throughout 2023 we will celebrate the Vision of our SAA Gallery artists, SAA members, Scituate High School students and more at the Gallery and at the Library as well.
The Scituate Town Library has always been a place to learn and read but through its partnership with the Scituate Arts Association (SAA) and the Front Street Art Gallery (FSAG), it is also becoming a place to view and enjoy the best of local art. The Library art exhibits have always been a community outreach project for the Gallery and the Association. And so, following the theme of this year’s shows at the Gallery—“ ‘ARTS ALIVE!’ FOR 65! DISCOVER OUR ARTISTS’ VISIONS,” the Library and the Gallery have launched a three-month exhibit from January 4 featuring the works of 16 Gallery artists. These works will be changed monthly.
“Having partnered with the Scituate Town Library for almost two decades, the Front Street artists are thrilled to bring this ‘Visions’ show out to the community and to this special audience,” said Janet Cornacchio, President of the SAA. “Thousands of people visit the library each month and it’s our pleasure to bring this wonderful work to the community, allowing them to discover the art of Scituate.”
Scituate Library Director Jessi Finnie is excited about the collaboration with the local art gallery.
“The library has a partnership with the SAA that began well before our new building was constructed,” said Finnie. “But the new Gallery Space (donated in memory of Frances Keohane) has allowed the public to fully enjoy the talent that Scituate and its surrounding towns have to offer. Our art gallery is often the first stop for patrons entering the library and it creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere.”
The 15 artists featured in the Arts Alive! for 65 exhibits at the Scituate Town Library are: Dana Barunas, Bart Blumberg, Christine Bodnar, Judi Getch Brodman, Marianne Buckley Curran, Michelle Clarke, Candace Clark, Janet Cornacchio, Rich Foley, Carol Holder, Mary LoPiccolo, Mark Malinowski, Ed Mikenas, Kathleen Mogayzel, Paul Mogan and Davina Perl.
Upcoming events at the Front Street Art Gallery also reflect the “Artists’ Visions” theme. They include:
- February: “Arts Alive!” With Floral Delights – Christine Bodnar, Michelle Clarke, Janet Cornacchio and Mary LoPiccolo
- March: “Arts Alive!” With Tomorrow’s Artists Today—Scituate High School Student Show
- April: “Arts Alive!” With Winning Visions—SAA Annual Juried Show
The Scituate Arts Association (SAA) is an integral part of the South Shore art community, both in Scituate and along the South Shore. It offers programming in the visual arts for all ages and experience levels from its base at the town’s historic Ellis House, for which the group serves as caretaker. For information on art classes and events, visit scituateartsassociation.com.
Front Street Art Gallery, a juried cooperative gallery of over twenty local artists and artisans, is located at 124 Front Street in Scituate Harbor. Gallery Winter hours are Thursday through Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Telephone: 781 545-6150
Facebook: Front Street Art Gallery