Meeting Hall Art Gallery

Townsend Meeting Hall GalleryThe 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.

Yvonne Hemingway and Nina Burke

Two Friends – Two Styles

Art Show


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 new committee members.

If interested please contact the committee at, 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.


Interested in having a show?

The Meeting Hall Gallery Committee invites applications from artists or groups who are interested in having their own show.  We have the options of the whole building, the main hall only, or the corridor space only.  Please drop in to see our beautiful gallery space. 

Application forms, fee schedule, and information for exhibitors can be found in our  Gallery Policy, which includes information for exhibitors, an application form, and fee schedule.

Forms are also available near the entrance to the Meeting Hall.

* Questions: email us at

Please check this page often for information about upcoming exhibitions and Calls for Entries.


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