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Library Exhibits Senior Artists’ Watercolors

by Yvette Cain
July 14, 2019

Calling all friends, neighbors, and family!  Artwork from Holliston Senior Center’s watercolor class is being exhibited in the downstairs meeting room of the Library now through August. 

Calling all friends, neighbors, and family!  Artwork from Holliston Senior Center’s watercolor class is being exhibited in the downstairs meeting room of the Library now through August. 

Twenty-three works are displayed across two lengths of the meeting room, occupied by a playgroup the day I visited.  Little ones seemed oblivious to the fact that they were amongst beautiful works of art, perhaps because they were creating their own.  But what struck me was the intergenerational aura…some of Holliston’s youngest residents in the space occupied by watercolors produced by some of our more senior residents!

“Welcome Home,” by Sally Brodie

From flowers to landscapes, onions to animals, favorite places to insects, each painting was nicely matted and framed (with an unfortunate reflection cast by the lights) and displayed with sufficient space so that each could be contemplated and admired. 

Perhaps there is a masterpiece you admire painted by someone you know!  The following artists’ works are on display:  Flora Sparrell, Sally Brodie, Beth McGaw, Denise Newby, Tina Rier, Annette Hamlet, Maureen Desmeule, Ralph Stover, Pat Thomas, Diana Maley, Donna Temkin, and Evie Dracon.

“The Almost Blue Valley,” by Donna Temkin

These artists are among those who have dedicatedly and weekly met at Holliston’s Senior Center to produce watercolors of various subjects while honing their brush skills and enjoying the camaraderie.  During their recent “last class” before a summer respite, their voices carried with merriment and laughter, and the scents of yummy dishes to share were passed and enjoyed.  The scene was reminiscent of a close-knit artists’ colony—great talents, great friends, great conversation, great results!

The exhibit is open during library operating hours, Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 8pm, Friday 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm. 

 

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