Friday, January 16, 2015

Art on Main Closing

Art on Main Gallery will close on Saturday, February 28th after more than five years offering artwork and classes by local artists at this location. Although the door closes, Art on Main will continue on the Internet. See the February newsletter for details of how you can keep up with us.
It was a lovely five years—we have deep affection for 40 Main Street. We enjoyed meeting and chatting with local art-lovers over a glass of wine—or seltzer—and a cookie at first Thursday Wine & Nibbles receptions. A good part of the fun has been hosting guest artists—seeing their work and meeting the circles of people they brought into the gallery.
We thank you for your interest and support. It has been—and will continue to be—an inspiration to us.
With every good and fond wish,
The Artists of Art on Main

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Welcome Students of Westford Academy!

Art on Main proudly continues the January tradition of hosting a group show by Westford Academy art students and celebrates with a gala reception on Thursday, January 8, from 5 to 8 PM.   

The show offers a sampling of this year’s work. These young people are good--Westford Academy students are frequently winners of "Boston Globe" Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Their work reflects the Westford Academy art department philosophy of balancing academic (traditional) lessons in art with less conventional, open-ended approaches. The
curriculum provides a strong foundation in design while emphasizing the importance of exploration and self-discovery. The results are fresh, adventurous, and accomplished.   

We look forward to seeing you at the January 8 reception!

Click here to read the entire January newsletter.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Holidays from Art on Main!

Holiday greetings to all of our friends and patrons! We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break with family, friends, and of course delicious fixings. Now we welcome December, the season of giving and cheer. Please consider doing your holiday shopping this year at local shops as a way to give back to your community. At our gallery you can find unique and affordable gifts, perfect for everyone on your shopping list plus your selections support local artists. Bah humbug to box store shopping or internet browsing!

We have planned several special events this month, and we invite you to visit our beautiful gallery for each of them…

Holiday Open House - Thursday, December 4, 5-8pm
Please join us for our monthly Wine & Nibbles reception to kick off the season's celebrations! We would love to see our many long-time friends and patrons. And while you visit, we certainly hope you find special gifts for your loved ones.

Fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul - Sunday, December 7, 12-3pm
Art on Main gives back to the community! A portion of our sales will be donated to help local individuals and families suffering financial hardship. Please come in to shop, enjoy refreshments, and help us raise money for a worthy cause!

Second Sunday Sip-n-Art - Sunday, December 14, 12-3pm
Consider the gift of art and wine! Westford's own Aaronap Cellars returns for another wine tasting and we invite you to join us to sample this locally made wine and select some gifts for your friends and family.

Happy Holidays to all of you, from all of us at Art on Main! We thank you for your patronage and we do hope to see you during this holiday month! Our best wishes…
Alice, Jean, Kim H., Kim S., Marie, Mary Jane, Scott, Sue
~ Be sure to check the Gallery Hours section for some special hours during the holidays. ~

Click here to read the December newsletter.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Welcome Guest Artist Tony Cerra

Art on Main is pleased to welcome Tony Cerra as our guest artist for the month of November. Please join us for a gala reception on Thursday, November 6th from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tony Cerra paints landscapes using the traditional medium of oil on canvas.  Tony grew up in Boston, within a small section north of Boston proper, known as Charlestown. Tony often expresses his gratitude to all his mentors. He offers the following as an illustration. While attending the public school system, he had one of the greatest fortunes in his young life. On a spring day his third grade teacher brought into class a vase of clippings off a forsythia bush; she proceeded to give her students a small piece of cardboard along with a few dabs of oil paint, and a brush. On that day, Miss Moison became a very important influence and inspired Tony to continue drawing and painting. 

The seventies were years of artistic growth for Tony. He would go outdoors to draw using charcoal and pencil. Often he would bring the drawings home and recreate the scenes in oils. In 1976, he took landscape drawing classes at the Cambridge Center of Adult Education. In 1977 he sought and received guidance in drawing from James F. Murray. Mr. Murray’s art has appeared in the Boston Sunday Advertiser. Tony studied oil painting with Evelyn Wheeler from 1998-2002. Weather permitting, Tony prefers painting on location.

Tony is a Member Artist at the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA, as well as the Newburyport Art Association for four years. He’s maintained 4 successful years at the Bridge Gallery in Newburyport, MA, participated in Art on the Common with the Andover Artist Guild, and has displayed his art at the Melrose Art Festival. Tony’s work has been selected for juried exhibits, and his work is often displayed in the Members Gallery.

In addition, Tony is an accomplished jazz musician. During 1971-74 he studied drums and percussion at Berklee College of Music under AlanDawson. He was also an instructor at Berklee from 1980-82. Furthermore, he is a craftsman in the art of woodworking. He has worked for a number of years building pipe organs at the Noack Organ Co. in Georgetown; he has also built grand pianos for Falcone Piano Co. in Woburn, MA. Since 1985, Tony has been teaching cabinet making and carpentry at Nashoba Valley Technical High School. In 1992 Tony learned to fly single-engine airplanes and earned his private pilot license. In 1998 he took up sailing.

Please click here to read our November newsletter.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Art on Main Celebrates 5 Years!

Art on Main Celebrates 5 Years!

Art on Main is delighted to celebrate 5 years in business! We invite our many friends and patrons to join us for a month-long anniversary celebration, which begins with our 5th Anniversary Wine and Nibbles Celebration on Thursday, October 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m.

This opening event of our celebratory month features a special commemorative Anniversary Show featuring works by many of our former member and guest artists, wine samplings by Aaronap Cellars, and savories and sweets by Sweet Visions Patisserie.  We hope to see all of our friends and patrons at this 5 year celebratory event featuring the work of these participating artists:

Robert Bicknell                       Marian Harman            Laurie G. Miller
Peggy Brewster                       Pam Haynes                      Ivan Orlinsky
Umberto Centofante                Ron Hubbard                    Nan Quintin
Esilda Evans Corbin                Ellen Hurley                     Richard Scott
Chris Daley                             Jane Kimbrough               Nelly Tonchev
Stefano D’Aquino                   Sharon Levy                      Kristin Vegeto
Kelly Fitzsimmons                  Susan Lippman                 Frank Winters 
Gail Flannery                          Fabrizio Machado            Carol Xenos
Bob Frank                               Sue Marion              Joyce L. Youngberg
Sue Funk                                 gerry mcgaunn

And there is more…
In appreciation of the continued support of our many patrons, fellow artists, and community members, each weekend day in October, we will offer free talks, demonstrations, and mini-classes. Click on the "Upcoming Classes" link above or call 978-692-0680 for details. We hope to see many of you throughout the month.

Thank you for your continued support!

Alice, Jean, Kim, Kim, Marie, Mary Jane, Scott, Sue

Saturday, September 13, 2014

September Guest Artist - Jane Kimbrough

Welcome Guest Artist Jane Kimbrough
Art on Main is pleased to welcome Jane Kimbrough as our guest artist for the month of September for her display of stained glass works. 

Biography of Jane Kimbrough

Jane Kimbrough of Stow, MA is a retired RN, BSN with 45 years of service in Mass General, Boston University, Faulkner, and Brookline Hospitals. Jane also served with Project Hope and the U.S. Navy in Asia following the Indonesian Tsunami, in South America, and with FEMA and the Navy in Louisiana and Mississippi following major hurricanes.

Jane is a mother of four, and today she splits her time between four grandchildren and her pursuits of stained glass art and complex quilt making.

Jane draws her own designs for her works, and with her love of the seashore, she enjoys making beach-combing treasures and other natural stones, the focal point in some of her pieces.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

August Guest Artist - Nelly Tonchev-Nelinda

Join us for the opening reception of "Mystical Emona-"Light, Love and Rituals" acrylics and gold leaf by Nelly Tonchev-Nelinda on Thurs, Aug. 7 from  5- 8 p.m.  The exhibit runs August 2 - 31.

Nelinda is a freelance artist and writer who leaves near Boston, MA, her work contains award-winning designs and paintings. She attended the School of Applied Arts in Bulgaria with a major in woodcarving, and holds a Master’s Degree from Suffolk University in Boston.

Nelinda paints mostly from memories and feelings which are transformed expressively through color and line. Whether it is through abstract expressionism or figurative painting, she often returns to her favorite subjects in order to explore the expressive possibilities of a theme. Her artistic interests include the female figure, folklore tales, and the natural world interpreted trough her eyes.

Her painting “Wild Horses” was selected for the July/August 2010 front cover of “Wisdom” magazine. Nelinda exhibited her work in Medford, MA, in 2011 at Springstep Art Gallery in an exhibition called “Happiness All Around,” and received third prize at the Westford Regional Art Event in 2012 for her painting “New Day.”  Her last exhibit “Mystical Emona” was held in PCA Wesford, MA in December 2013 and on March 20th 2014 at the French Cultural Center in Boston, MA. 

Some of Nelinda’s current work can be found at