The Meeting Hall Art Gallery is located in the Townsend Meeting Hall, between the Library and Senior Center.
The Gallery is home to changing exhibits of artwork and history, and open to the public during regular Townsend Public
Library and Townsend Senior Center hours.*
*Gallery may be unavailable during library or senior center programs, please check the event calendar here.
Please check this page often for information about upcoming exhibitions and Calls for Entries.
An artists' reception will be held on Saturday June 13th from 11 am until 1 pm.
Music and refreshments will be available. Some of the artwork will be available for purchase.
The exhibition is comprised of the work of three artists who have studied watercolor painting for several years with a well known local watercolor artist, Harding Mudge Bush. Every week they meet in his art gallery on Main St in Ayer center, to paint and explore the techniques of watercolor painting.
Judy Fava lives in Lunenburg, MA and has painted in watercolor for many years. She is a member of the Leominster Art Association and the Gardner Area League of Artist. She enjoys her weekly painting at Harding's Gallery in Ayer..
Lee Muir-Haman lives in Townsend, MA. She began her serious study of watercolor painting in 2002. She has been studying with Harding Bush since 2008, and has also taken classes with Ginger Hughes, Byron Carr, and Robert O'Brien. In addition, she has assisted Harding Bush in teaching several two-week Winterim watercolor painting courses for students at Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA. She is especially drawn to painting New England scenes, depicting daily events of rural life and the changing seasons.
Carrin Culotta lives in West Townsend MA and has enjoyed painting throughout her life.. She began study with Harding Bush in 2011. In 2013 she added oil painting to her passions and finds inspiration in painting from nature and the outdoors. She has taken workshops with Stan Moeller and Karen Blackwood, and painted with several local plein air groups and artists. Her ceramic art has developed from several years of study at Sharon Arts in NH with Janet Duchesneau. Her current art display in the Meeting Hall hallway exhibits both her love of hand built ceramics and wood.
This exhibition in the Main Gallery will include watercolor paintings by Judy Fava and Lee Muir-Hammond. Carrin Culotta will display both her watercolor and oil paintings. The Corridor Gallery will exhibit Carrin's hanging sculptures of wood and ceramics.
Yvonne Hemingway and Nina Burke
Two Friends – Two Styles
August 3 through September 21, 2015.
An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, August 29 from 11 AM to 1 PM.
There will be refreshments and also an artists’ gift drawing at 12:30 PM. Most of the art work will be available for purchase.
The exhibition is comprised of art work by two artists who have known each other and occasionally painted together for over 25 years, originally getting together in each other’s homes and currently with a painting group meeting each week.
Yvonne Hemingway, from Leominster, studied fine art and graphic design at Mount Wachusett Community College, and has enjoyed workshops with many fine artists including Charlotte Wharton, Marjory Glick, Martin Ahearn, and Paul George. She is a member of the Leominster Art Association, Princeton Arts Society, and New England Watercolor Society. Watercolor is her medium of choice, and nature, especially flowers, her favorite subject matter.
Nina Burke lives in Leominster and is a member of many local art associations, as well as a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association. She paints almost exclusively in watercolor and many of her paintings are derived from her photographs, which have been taken on trips both in this country and in Europe.
The exhibition in the Main Gallery and in the Corridor Gallery will include Yvonne’s and Nina’s watercolor paintings and Yvonne’s giclee prints as well as some of Nina’s photography.
*** NOTICE ***
We are currently seeking a fifth committee member at this time.
If interested please contact the committee at MeetingHallGallery@gmail.com, and/or come to a monthly meeting.
We meet in the Library's conference room @ 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.