Thursday, January 29, 2009

Carol Dearborn at Washington Square Studio

My first showing of new work in 2008 opened at Washington Square Studio in Salem, MA on the stormy evening of May 9. 

Visit the Washington Square Artists section for more information and images on the Carol Dearborn exhibit.   

Washington Square Studio is housed in historic Federal Period buildings across from Salem Common, the Hawthorne Hotel and the Salem Witch Museum. Having lived on the Common many years ago, it was fun to revisit the grandeur of this public space around the corner from many of the Peabody Essex Museum's historic buildings, the Salem Armory (now Visitor Center) and the Peabody Essex Museum itself.

After a quiet winter of work, this was the first showing of new pastels as well as a series of large prints of my textile paintings from the Adirondacks Series.  Shown here are the new prints for the diptych Sunset on Silver Lake.

Despite truly awful weather we did have quite a few visitors, thanks to fine publicity organized by Washington Square Director Lisa Palance. Art Business News gave us the following write-up: 

Salem, MA

The Washington Square Studio recently hosted a reception for local artist Carol Dearborn.  In addition to her work with natural themes, she is also a portraitist in oil and pastel, working on commission and offering classes in portraiture as well as master workshops in collage and creative expression. Pictured from left are studio director Lisa Palance, Carol Dearborn and Nick and Susan Fader of Ditto Editions.

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