Scituate Arts Association Art Matters Book Club

  • Tuesday, January 15th - The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr

    Scituate Arts Association’s Art Matters Book group will meet on Tuesday, January 15th to discuss The Lost Painting, by Jonathan Harr. It's the nonfiction account of Francesca Cappelletti's quest to find the Caravaggio Masterpiece 'The Taking of Christ' which had been lost for 200 years! The Author, Jonathan Harr, also wrote A Civil Action, the discovery and subsequent litigation related to cancer causing chemicals leaked into the environment by the Beatrice Foods and the W.R.Grace Co. in Woburn, MA. Harr is a former staff writer at the New England Monthly who currently lives and works in Northampton, MA where he has taught nonfiction writing at Smith College. Book selections discussed by the Art Matters Book Group have an art related theme and include biography, history or fiction. January’s meeting will be Tuesday, the 15th and the meeting will commence at 6:30 at the Front Street Gallery. Please call 781-545-2816 if you are interested in attending as space is limited.
  • October 16th - The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

    Scituate Arts Association’s Art Matters Book group will meet on Tuesday, October 16th to discuss The Paris Architect, by Charles Belfoure. In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money – and maybe get him killed. But if he’s clever enough, he’ll avoid any trouble. All he must do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won’t find it. He sorely needs the money and outwitting the Nazis, who have occupied his beloved city, is a challenge he can’t resist. When one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what’s at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we’ll go to make things right. This story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved. Book selections discussed by the Art Matters Book Group have an art related theme and include biography, history or fiction. The meeting will commence at 6:30 at the Front Street Gallery. Please call 781-545-2816 if you are interested in attending.