Current Exhibit - “Every Day Things”
The Front Street Art Gallery Presents:
"Every Day Things”
The Front Street Art Gallery will be a delightful place from September 10th to September 29th filled with artists’ paintings showing everyday things. The walls will be filled with still-life paintings and photographic works on different papers; collages that use all types of materials; some will be realistic and others will be abstract representations. Come to the Gallery and see what “every day” looks like to artists!
Bill Mattern has been a sailor since early childhood. For over 40 years, he made sails and made significant advances in the design and production of sails that are widely used today.
Mattern has been a photographer for over 40 years. His photographs can be found in over a dozen photo “tabletop” books where inclusion was based upon competitive selection. Mattern was a three time prize winner, including first prize in a book about Massachusetts where there were over 2000 entries. Mattern began painting when he was older and with his marine background, much of his artwork is about the marine scene. He has been heavily influenced by Marshall Joyce, his teacher for over three years. He felt that Marshall could create a Marine scene that transported the viewer into the scene. He feels that successful art enhances the life experience of the viewer.
Dick Copello’s interest in fine arts blossomed under the mentoring of Richard Michael Gibney of Rockport, MA. Gibney’s belief was that as an artist, one should work in as many mediums as possible: oil, acrylic, water color, colored pencil, pastel, egg emulsion and egg tempera. This philosophy applies to subject matter as well and Dick’s broad range of thematic choices includes wildlife and birds, still life, landscapes, seascapes, nudes, portraits, architectural renderings.
Dick also devotes time to devote to other passions: fine woodworking, wood carving, stone carving, stained glass, poetry, music and gardening. Philosophically, he feels that an artist’s life is enriched by the pursuance of the creation of beauty in any medium or form.
Front Street Art Gallery, a juried cooperative gallery of over twenty local artists and artisans, is located at 124 Front Street, Scituate Harbor. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 12 to 5PM. The Gallery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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!
Demijohn and Pewter by Richard Copello,
Photo by Bill Mattern
Startled Gulls by Bill Mattern
Sloop by Bill Mattern
The Stalker - Great Blue Hero, Acrylic, by Richard F Copello