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Bonnie Baker Photography

Photographic Exhibition of the The Grand Canyon
At the First Parish Art Gallery, September 13 – October 24, 2002

About the Artist:

Bonnie Baker is a professional photographer, based in Concord, MA, who specializes in portraiture, weddings, and special events. She is an active member of the Professional Photographers of America, the Professional Photographers of New England, and the Professional Photographers of Massachusetts. Her photography has won numerous awards for her portraits, wedding images, and landscapes.

Bonnie has a deep love of the environment, which she portrays through her landscape photography.
A visit to the Grand Canyon in September 2000 afforded her the opportunity to explore and photograph the many views of the Canyon. She traveled down the Colorado River in a raft and saw places that are only accessible by boat. Her varied images capture the beauty of this awe-inspiring National Park.

About the Exhibit:

This exhibit includes a variety of images taken during a fourteen-day excursion through the Grand Canyon via the Colorado River. The primary focus is large prints showing the beautiful red rock walls, the exquisite side canyons with their waterfalls and fascinating geology, and the overall scenery of the Canyon. Smaller photographs show different facets of the Canyon. All images are accompanied by text describing the geology, flora and fauna, and the river itself.

Recent Exhibits:

  • Concord Public Library Art Gallery, November 2001
  • Concord Art Association, March 2002
  • First Parish Church in Weston, September 2002

Recent Awards and Prizes:

  • Many blue and red ribbons at PPAM annual competitions (1999-2001)
  • (in the following categories: Wedding, Portraiture, Album, and Unclassified).


  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Product Design, June 1993.
  • The Winsor School, Boston, MA. Graduated, June 1998.

Gallery Exibit History

About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish

The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.

On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in honor of its founder,
Mary Jo Rines, who died on September 4, 2011. A special exhibit of Mary Jo’s work was on display
in the Gallery from September 20 – September 30, 2011.

Its purpose, as described by the founders:

The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
to the spiritual fabric of our lives by exhibiting the work of visual artists
who seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the wider community.

It is open to the public without charge 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays, and 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sundays.
Interested parties may also call the Church Office (781-893-7798) for other possible viewing times.

Exhibits are listed in the First Parish Event Calendar.

Gallery Exhibits
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)

200001  Washburn  Tingley Bing Wheeler  Mongolian Youth  Grad  
200102 Rines Hsiung Brooks Frankel Dayton    
200203 Baker Randle Kusmin Thurber Ross Warren
200304 Cohen Poirier French Canty Yang    
200405 Cody  Sprayregen  Harper Pettee Ahern    
200506 Zoller Berger  Decaneas  Daley Greenfield Boyle  
200607 Ferrara Dverin Howell Tingley Haas Brown  Cirioni 
200708 Baker Lorenzen Wooding Hsiung Rines Dauge  
200809 St. Clair Mackles Doolin Dioguardi Urban Teens  Flanagan   
200910 Westra Grandin Passman  Fulenwider  Lord    
201011 Platais Hirsch Tischler Scaltreto Rosenbaum Talcott  AllGEN 
201112 Dahlgren Cooper Weeks   Smith   Kahn  Berkley   
201213 Rogers Salter Comerford Historical Goldberg Markoff   
201314 Grob Boyle Bauman Goren Saad Novetsky  
201415 Dayton Lucas i-concepts Sanders Carberry Cohen  
201516 Grob Stoddard  
2016 - 17 Randle         Artists for Humanity

Davis &
von Rumohr

Handy Rines        

Gallery Committee

Mary Jo Rines
Winky Merrill
Toni Junkin
Carol Hinckley
Karen MacDuffie
Betty Lou Marple
Wendy Wrean
Ellen Touart-Grob

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Created: Sep 2, 2000   |   Modified: Sun, Feb 17, 2008