Current Exhibit - “Andrew Kusmin: Palette of Dreams”
The Front Street Art Gallery Presents
“Andrew Kusmin: Palette of Dreams”
The Front Street Art Gallery in Scituate Harbor is pleased to host an invitational show, “Andrew Kusmin: Palette of Dreams” which will run from March 22nd to April 8th with a First Friday Reception, Friday, April 7th from 6 to 8:30 PM including music by the Driftway Jazz. As an added bonus, Kusmin will be doing a gallery talk and book signing on Sunday, April 2nd beginning at 2pm. Copies of his latest book, Palette of Dreams, will be available for purchase.
Artist Andrew Kusmin, born and raised in Plymouth, Massachusetts, attended Bates then graduated from Tufts dental school, plus did a stint in the Navy. Marriage, children and a three decade career in dentistry followed.
In 1979, he took his first formal art class. Under the tutelage of George Shedd, Corey Staid, Ruth Wynn, and most importantly, Leo Smith, the mentor who changed his life, painting became more than a hobby or diversion. In 2000, he took a leap of faith, gave up his dental practice and moved back to his childhood hometown to begin life as a full-time professional artist.
Kusmin’s works are not renderings of another image, neither a photograph nor a single encounter is their source, rather they are the fully fleshed stories of multiple, changing images and impressions; a myriad of memories of a place, the things and people who have graced it.
Kusmin was integral in the restoration of historic buildings in Westford and more recently in Plymouth, the transformation of the town’s historic former library into what is now Plymouth Center for the Arts. Also to Kusmin, being an artist also meant becoming a teacher. The success and smiles of his students have been his greatest reward, far more than awards, ribbons, reviews and sales. And in many ways, teaching provides a means of preserving the best of the past by paying forward the lessons and inspiration with which he was gifted.
Mark your calendar!!!
Come to Scituate Harbor and experience the wealth of art produced by the South Shore artistic community and beyond. It is indeed a gift to have so many talented people in our midst.
Come and browse!
Newbury Street Spring - Kusmin
Harbormaster at Sunrise - Kusmin
Door to Door - Kusmin
Cool Comfort - Kusmin
Cardiac Arrest - Kusmin
Blind Faith - Kusmin
A Time For Iris - Kusmin