Saturday, February 27, 2010



Concord is one of my favorite local towns. As the wikipedia link states, Concord "is noted for its leading roles in American history and literature."   I have seen the Old North Bridge,  walked in Sleepy Hollow cemetery, seen Louisa May Alcott's home, and have been swimming in the refreshingly beautiful water of Thoreau's Walden Pond. I have ridden my bicycle to and through it many times, enjoying the colonial architecture and gardens of this small historical town. It is also a delight to walk around and check out the shops and galleries. If you go, lunch is always delicious at the Main Street Cafe.

We went to Concord today for two things:
-Check out the exhibits of members and Merrill Comeau at the Concord Art Association
-Join the Concord Art Association

The outcome of this trip is that I am now a member, and I got to see some fabulous art in the process!

First off, Merrill Comeau. Merrill is a fabric artist that does such wonderfully organic and colorful pieces that it's hard not to like her art. Think  ... art quilts. Spectacular use of colors, patterns, textures, and shine. Do go check out her site, you'll be delighted. If you get the chance to see Merrill's work in person, carve out some time and go. This is a link to her exhibition in Concord.

The member exhibition was interesting in that it had great variety. Abstract, realism, photos, paintings, drawings, quilting, and sculpture...they were all represented. Some of my favorite pieces were by Thomas WhelanErica Mason, and Judith Cooper. To be fair, there were a lot of talented artists represented by their work.

I look forward to meeting other members of the Concord Art Association and being inspired by them and their work.

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