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Margaret Farrell Bruno

Mary Callahan

Ed Chesnovitch

Nancy Colella

Kevin Dunn

Kelley Carey McDonald

Margaret McWethey

Dianne Panarelli-Miller


Mary Callahan

Mary Callahan is a director of the New England Watercolor Society, a Copley Master in the Copley Society of Art and a signature member of Allied Artists of America as well as the Academic Artists of sprinfield, MA. Callahan is represented by galleries in the Boston area as well as by the DeCordova Museum in the corporate program. Her free, impressionistic watercolors have earned over 150 awards at national, regional and local exhibitions.

 



 

 


Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn has been carving birds for over fifty years and his birds have been sold in gift shops and galleries in Washington, D.C., Cambridge, Cohasset, Martha's Vineyard, as well as the Marshfied Fair, the South Shore Science Center Corn Festival, and the South Shore Audubon's Webster Farm Day. He has taught bird carving at the Scituate Art Association, Silver Lake Regional Adult Education, Marshfield H.S. Evening Education, and presently at the Marshfield Senior Center and the North River Arts Society. He carves birds in two basic styles; Peeps and Tweets and Realistic.  Peeps and Tweets developed from the idea of producing a unique handcarved bird at a moderate price. They are carved in eastern white pine with enough detail to capture the essence of the bird and painted with acrylics.  Realistic carvings are done in tupelo or basswood to hold detail, fully textured to show individual feathers, painted in numerous acrylic washes, and have individual bases, often including habitat. 

 

 



 

Margaret McWethy

Margaret McWethy is an impressionist painter who works to capture brilliance of light and rhythms of nature in her colorful still lifes and landscapes. She graduated from Swarthmore College, studied at the Cape Cod School of Art with master colorist, Henry Hensche and nationally known portrait painters Cedric and Joanette Egeli. She is a featured artist in the publication Painting the Impressionist Landscape, by Lois Griffel, in Capturing Radiant Color in Oils by Susan Sarbeck and Painting the Impressionist Watercolor by Lee Boynton. Margaret is a member of the Plein Air Painters of new england. Her work hangs in private collections in the United States, Canada and Europe.

 



 

 

 


Mac Haran (in coral) with her knitting group

Mac Haran is an experienced textile artist and knitter who learned to knit at school as a child in Ireland and from her Grandmother, a master knitter in the Irish tradition. Her beautifully executed creations are colorful, vibrant and, often times, fun and are in numerous private collections. Mac has shown her work at many venues including the North River Arts Society Festival of the Arts.

Mac's knitting experience has always been in the company of friends and in the solving of knitting "problems" together.

This informal knitting group brings to the table almost 500 years of knitting experience and continues in the form of friends sharing their knowledge and support, their good humor and their skills.

The knitting group at the North River Arts Society- now known as "The Knit Chix" has been meeting for almost 6 years.  We meet on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm come rain and shine. (Cancellations due to bad weather follow the North River Arts Society protocol of cancelling their classes when Marshfield Public Schools cancel theirs!)

 

 
     
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