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Downstairs Gallery
“Reflections” Oil Paintings by Rob Franco
November 1 – December 2, 2017

Natick artist Rob Franco had a passion for art at an early age and eventually it led to his becoming an illustrator in the U.S. Air Force, and then a graphic artist in the Boston area. After further art studies, Rob’s focus in art became portraits of children and animals. Gradually a fascination with the ocean and other bodies of water inspired his work.

In Rob’s words:
“My oil paintings focus on reflections made by objects on water, shadows on the surfaces and reflections of memories made by time. Looking into a tidal pool or the reflection of a boat on the water gives me an emotional feeling of calm. The colors produced by the boat, sky, water and sand enrich the scene. Reflections on the water are fleeting and the light and colors are ever changing. Finding these painting opportunities is always exciting and priceless to me. My subjects are found on the coasts of New England and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Boats, birds and wild ponies from Assateague Island are the primary inspiration for my paintings.”

More information at www.robfranco.com

“Beach Patrol”

Upstairs Display Case
“Nantucket Lightship Baskets” by Lisa DiMarino
September 1 – December 2, 2017

Lisa DiMarino is one of Boston’s rising Nantucket Lightship Basket artists. Her day job as a healthcare administrator can be challenging, so Lisa began looking for a new craft as a therapeutic outlet. Not only has Lisa found her passion, she has met many artists and new friends along the way. Her teacher, Brenda Burton of Pelham, NH, has been an invaluable genius in the art of Nantucket Lightship Baskets.

“I have a vision before I begin each project. I am very selective of my parts that I include throughout the process. I love working in the details & seeing each piece develop and brought full circle. It allows me to bring out my creativity.”



More information can be found at www.saxonvillebaskets.com.

If you are a collector and would like to share your collection with the Library community by exhibiting all or part of it in the locked display case near the main circulation desk, please contact Larry DeJong at leftaris@gmail.com. Leave a short message and a way to contact you and he will follow up with you.