Friday, November 30, 2012

Exhibit news from Marie Peters

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Marie Peters
“Common Threads”
Nov. 29 – Jan. 8, 2013
PCR Gallery with a reception December 13, 4:30 to 6:30pm
With kind thanks to President CharlesWall,Massasoit Community College, andVice President Nick
Palantzas, Canton Campus, for graciously designating the walls of the President’s Conference Room as
exhibition space in support of the Emergent Artist Exhibition Program at the Milton Art Museum.
Emergent Artist Exhibition Series
An exhibition of twelve selected works that symbolically share
the artist’s observation that thread is a basic visual aspect of
continuity and change. The use of various fibers like thread, string,
yarn and rope appear in a variety of mediums that include
photo-scans, collage,monoprints, and linocut.Marie is a member
of the 4th Floor Artists located in the ET Wright Building in
Marie holds a BFA from Mass College of Art, a MA from Pius XII
Institute in FlorenceItaly and a CAGS from Bridgewater State
College. She has taught art at all levels including teaching many
years as an Adjunct Professor in the Creative Arts in Learning
Graduate Program for Lesley College. Her work is represented
in public, private and museum collections, her prints have been
exhibited both nationally and abroad and have won many awards
and prizes.
The Milton Art Museum is a collection in residence at Massasoit
Community College, 900 Randolph St.Canton.
For more information call 781-821-2222 ext. 2124, or visit

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

News from Florida

Ruthe Sholler received 3rd prize in the Southwest Florida Pastel Society "Small Works" exhibit.
The exhibit is currently at the Norris Center in downtown Naples, FL.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Time for Tea...

The James Library and Center for the Arts will feature a ceramic show by Ann Conte and Jeanne Wiley.
A colorful show of teapots, tea cups and whimsical containers. Perfect for holiday gifts.
November 30 - Jan. 2
Opening reception Friday Nov. 30, 6-8 pm
The Library is located at 24 West St., Norwell, MA

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Painters with a Purpose

Rita Berkowitz will be part of a group show at the Milton Public Library.


Page Railsback will be part of a group show at the South Street Gallery in Hingham during the month of November.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Grand Opening

The 4th Floor Artists are realizing a long time dream....their own gallery supported and funded by them. Do come to the Grand opening which will feature the work of the members and highlight the variety of media and style within the group.
The gallery is located on the 1st floor of the ET Wright Building, 379 Liberty St.,  Rockland, MA.
Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday  10 am - 4 pm 

Art and Flowers


Pat Isaac and Shirley McGann were two of the chosen to have their artwork interpreted by a member of the Gaden clubs of Pymouth. Their work is in the Plymouth Guild juried show and Pat's oil pastel "Litekist" was interpreted by Joanne Burnell of the Evening Garden Club of Plymouth and Shirley's fine craft "Star Bright" was interpreted by Sue Roos of the Plymouth Garden Club.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Scott Francoeur news

Scott is part of a new exhibit coming soon in Cambridge, MA. Please stop by if you have an opportunity, always a good show.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Photo exhibit

Stop by the Ellison Center and see some of Maria Hopkins photographs, included in the upcoming Images of Duxbury exhibit.

Gallery 4 news

Here is an article in the local paper regarding the opening of our gallery. More follow-ups will be forthcoming.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Congrats in order..

Congratulations to 4th floor artists who were accepted into the Plymouth Guild's Annual Juried Show.
Marie Peters, Marion Carlson, Shirley McGann, Mary Callahan, Pat Isaac, Kathi Dugan, Kathy Mogayzel.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gallery 4

A small news blurb about the opening of our gallery. Much more to follow as everything is progressing and hopefully it will be ready by the 13th.

Jewelry Sale

Heather Beck Designs 

Jewelry Sale This Sunday - 16th at Margaritas in Weymouth!! 
11:30 am - 5pm
765 Bridge St. (aka rt. 3A)
North Weymouth, MA 02191
(in the Lowes Plaza)

Heather Beck Designs is teaming up with the Ellie Joy Store to bring you an end of summer Jewelry Sale like no other. Shannon and I have been working very diligently to create these new jewelry lines for you! We hope to see you this SUNDAY the 16th starting at 11:30 AM and ending around 5ish. As many of you may or may not know, I have relocated to the NOHO area and have a new studio in the Eastworks building in Easthampton, MA. I will be traveling two hours to come see your beautiful faces! Bring your friends and family for a great afternoon filled with laughter, handmade jewelry, and some frosty beverages!

I really enjoy making custom work, so please message me if you would like a special gift made for yourself or a loved one. Think birthdays, anniversaries, wedding presents, Christmas, etc. It's never too early to start thinking about these special occasions in your life; what better way to show that you care than with beautiful handmade jewelry! I am currently taking orders for bridesmaids necklaces for wedding dates after October 20th.
I hope to see you all on Sunday! Thanks again for your continued support. 

Sunday's items for sale from Heather Beck Designs: <--official website

Silver, Copper, and exotic wooden bangles
New Copper and Silver Etched and Stamped Pendants of various sizes on Sterling Chain
Silver and copper droplet earrings with hammer texture and some of them are bee stamped!
Bottle Cap Earrings with colorful designs

See some of the items on my Etsy site:

Here is the Ellie Joy Store's link for Shannon's Jewelry:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Birds of a Feather

Spring Collage - Kathy Mullins Mogayzel

August 27 - September 16
Reception, First Friday, September 7, 6 - 6:30 pm

Scituate's Front Street Gallery's red wall will be filled with monoprints and paintings created by 2 Front Street Artists who are truly "two birds of a feather" - Kathleen Mullins Mogayzel and Janet Cornacchio.
They are intrigued by and celebrate our feathered friends in their art.

Pottery class

Ann Conte, an instructor from the South Shore Art Center will be sharing her knowledge and leading the class. We will be learning hand-building and sculptural techniques required to design your own place setting.
Class Space: 8 students
Price: $225 (includes all materials and firing fees)
Dates: September 16, 23, 30 and October 7
Time: 11 am - 1 pm
Make up classes are also available if you have prior commitments and can not make all class dates. The make up dates may be arranged directly with the instructor on September 16 at the first class.

Snacks and beverages will be served at each class.

On October 7 we will firm up a date for a final dinner and pottery pick up.

Reserve your spot today by contacting us or by checking out our Facebook Events Page.


Jack Haran is having a show at the Helen Bumpus Gallery in the Duxbury Free Library. 26 watercolors, charcoals and photographs.....stop by.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

New "Gallery 4" news

A group of members started painting the gallery last week getting it ready for our Grand Opening in October. Thursday and Friday the walls were prepped by Maggie M., Ann C, Kathi D. and Dave S.
On Sat. a large group came to help paint. Maggie M., Joan D., Valerie M., Theresa M., Ed S., Pat S., Holly H., Pat I., Deanne N., Maria P. Here we are hard at work. Another coat of paint will go on this week. Stay tuned for more preparations.

The group painting........

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Recent Awards

Ruthe Sholler received Best of Show for her pastel "Interlude"at the Marina Bay Art Show, Quincy, MA.

Marie Peters recieved First Prize in photography for her photograph "Twin Cukes"  at the Pembroke Arts Festival, Pembroke MA.

Mary Sheehan-Winn received First Prize in oils for her oil painting "Narcissus" at the Pembroke Arts Festival, Pembroke, MA.

Susan Ahearn received Second Prize in oils for her oil painting "The Gift" at the Pembroke Arts Festival, Pembroke, MA.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Art Works exhibit

Stop by and see the new exhibit at Art Works including some of the 4th floor artists.
Scott Francoeur, Charlie Robinson, Corey Ritch.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Kathi Dugan received a first place award at the South Shore Science Centers annual juried show "Beyond the Garden Gate" for her acrylic painting "The Defenders". Her painting "Stepping Out" is also in the show.
The exhibit is at the Science Center in Norwell, MA.
July 2 - August 28, 2012.
Artists rececpetion Wednesday July 25, 6 - 7:30 pm. Her plein air piece completed for the garden tour will also be on display.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gallery Show

Scott Francoeur is part of a group show of 4 artists at the
Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts, 456A Main Street
Medfiled, MA
July 14 - September 2, 2012
Reception: July 26,  6 - 8 pm     gallery hours: 12 - 5 Sat. & Sun.  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Group show

The 4th floor artists will have a group show at the Dolphin Gallery in Hingham. Please join us for the reception or stop by to see the show.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Animal Show

Patricia Isaac and Ruthe Sholler both have work in the "All Animal Show" at the
South Shore Conservatory
South Shore Music Circus Gallery and Palmer Gallery
One Conservatory Drive
Hingham, MA
June 1 - October 1, 2012

                                 Patricia Isaac             oil pastel

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Works

 Scott Francoeur will be exhibiting new work created over the past year at the UForge Gallery,
767 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA

Monday, May 28, 2012

Josie news

Josie Lawrence wil be part of an exhibit titled "From the Garden" at the Gallery Della Piana in Wenham, MA  June 21 - August 25, 2012. Two of her oil paintings are in the exhibit.
Stop in if you are in the area.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New work by Ann Conte

Ann will have some new work in the Trunk Sale and some old work on sale at bargain prices.

Small works exhibit

Scott Framcoeur will be one of the artists featured in Gallery 55's Show.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


see new work by Morgan Russell at the

SOWA Art Walk

Sunday, May 6 (11 am - 6 pm)

450 Harrison Avenue, Boston
Where I have temporary use of

- Studio 215 -

I will also be at the same address (2 days earlier) for

First Friday Open Studios

Friday, May 4 (5:00 - 9:00 pm)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Rita Berkowitz news

Rita will be part of a small works show in Milton.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Congrats to Heather Beck

As you may know, many of Heather Beck Designs pieces are in homage to the honey bee. She just had two pieces accepted into the juried HONEY show at the Greenville Art Museum in North Carolina. I have been a beekeeper for six years and it is extremely important for them to survive. The pesticides that are responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) are rapidly decreasing the number of bees not only in our own country, but around the world. Please help me fight this conglomerate by signing the petition. For more information about this in a visual format, you can watch "Vanishing of the Bees." It's an Ellen Page film which is available at Whole Foods Market. Thank you all very much! 

Pesticides are killing bees and threatening our food supply. In 24 hours, shareholders at the biggest chemical producer, Bayer, could vote to stop their toxic production. Massive public pressure has forced this debate, now let’s make sure they vote to save the bees! I just signed an emergency petition, you can join me here:

"Eclectic" exhibit

A group show including Sue Page-Thompson will open April 27 at the
Art & Soul Space, 11 Hollett St., Scituate, MA 781.545.0340
April 27 through July. Opening reception Friday April 27, 7:30 - 9:30pm
Darlene Bradlee will be offering one of her pieces from the show as a raffle to raise funds for SANDS (Scituate Alliance for Natural Disaster Services) for the Humarock people who were burned out in the March fires...Patricia Walsh has also generously offered to participate in this.  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Paul Crimi news

North River Gallery at North River Community Church has on exhibit Paul Crimi’s work now through May 15 entitled “Visual Prayers: A Dialogue With Christ.” The images range from large to small sizes and include prints, paintings and mixed media monotypes. Themes are entirely Biblical and explore subjects such as Christ’s descent from the cross to near abstractions of the spirit world.

At this event, the artist, Paul Crimi, will be speaking about his conversion experience and being an artist of faith. There will be a reception afterwards.

Date: Sunday, April 29

Time: 4:00 to 6:00pm

Location: North River Community Church, 334 Old Oak Street, Pembroke MA


Contact: Kristen Borror,

Saturday, April 21, 2012

SNAC exhibit

Scott Francoeur, Corey Ritch and Charlie Robinson will be featured in this exhibit along with12 other members of SNAC.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Kathleen Mullins-Mogayzel
Kathleen Mullins-Mogayzel
Ann Conte      First Prize - mixed media

Congratulations go to Kathleen Mullins-Mogazel and Ann Conte. Both were accepted into the Scituate Arts Association annual juried show. Kathy had 3 pieces accepted into the show and Ann received 1st place in mixed media.
Front St. Gallery, 124 Front St., Scituate, MA
Wed. April 18 - Sun. April 29.
Reception Friday April 20, 6 - 8:30pm

Gallery hours: Tues. - Sat. 10 - 5, Sun. 12 - 5 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Gallery Exhibit, Morgan Russell

Morgan Russell presents - "Take more time, Cover less ground"
Alcove Gallery
140 Arlington St., Boston, MA
April 7 - 28
Opening reception - April 7, 6-9pm

"My recent work is propelled by a series of subversive intrusions into the
natural landscape.  And even while they may seem to disregard nature
these insistent peculiarities relate to its very mechanics.  Indeed a 
certain authenticity is preserved and my paintings are persuaded to
become quite nature-like; not again but for the first time."
 -Morgan Russell