Upcoming Show - “New Gallery Members: Jim Burke and Dorothy Pentheny"
New Gallery members, Jim Burke and Dorothy Pentheny, are being showcased by the Front Street Art Gallery from August 14th to September 9th. A First Friday Reception will be held on Friday, September 7th from 6 to 8:30 PM with music by the Driftway Jazz.
Jim Burke has always had a strong desire to be a painter. Some of his earliest memories are of sitting on his mother’s lap flipping through books dealing with Cezanne and Matisse. Jim studied painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University and at an early age had a family of four children. Painting was put on hold - to support his family. Through a long string of events and hard work, he started a company (design firm) which enabled him to keep his hand in the arts throughout his career. He recently sold that company so that he could focus on his painting. He states that he feels blessed and fortunate to be able to do so. He loves to paint - and what he loves most is that the best one will always be tomorrow.
Dorothy Pentheny, a South Shore based oil painter, creates glimpses into the world around us through her paintings. Painting ‘en plein air’ allows her to capture an authentic expression of her subject. The ever changing sunlight of each day and hour creates a unique spectrum of colors reflected in the forms and space in view. The experience of painting outdoors pulls into the artwork a full expression of the whole environment: the sound of children playing, song birds and seagulls calling out overhead, and the meditative rhythm of the crashing waves at the beach. Not just the sights, but the sounds, smells and feel of the air all go into a painting and turn it into a work of art. Dorothy, with a BA from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in English (a concentration in Art – art history, design, philosophy of art, and photography), had a career in Technical Writing. When she moved to the South Shore twenty five years ago, she returned to painting. She is a member of The Plymouth Arts Guild, North River Arts Society, South Shore Art Center, and the Scituate Arts Association.
Front Street Art Gallery, a juried cooperative gallery of over twenty local artists and artisans, is located at 124 Front Street, Scituate Harbor. Summer Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 11-5PM, Thursday and Friday 1-8PM (open evenings) and Sunday Noon-5PM. The Gallery is closed Monday.
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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!
Jim Burke - Reflections
Dorothy Pentheny - Majestic Gull