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Holly Brooks, Fine Artist

A wonderful sample of Holly's watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, many of which reflecting her recent visits to Mexico. The exhibit consist of twenty-one original works by Holly Brooks.

"In Front of the Cafe Todos Santos"
acryllic 16 x 20

"The Green House"
acrylic 16 x 20

Artist's Intro:

Holly Brooks, daughter of longtime FPC Parishioners Pam and Francis Brooks, returned to her interest in art after completing a masters degree in landscape architecture. The current exhibit includes twenty-one paintings done in Bisbee, Arizona and Todos Santos, Mexico over the past five years.

Artist's Bio: Holly received her MA in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University in 1989, and has taken several art degree programs and continuing education courses at Skidmore College, Maine College of Art, and Boston's Museum School. Holly hgas also received a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Ms. Brooks has shown her work at:

  • Gallery 7, Portland, ME

  • Main Street Studio, Deer Isle, ME

  • The Red Herring, Block Island, ME

  • Watermark Gallery, Port Clyde, ME

  • Maine Cottage Furniture, Yarmouth, ME

  • Nupalli Gallery, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

  • Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME

  • The Home Center, Rye, NH

  • Bayview Gallery, Portland, ME

  • The Lupine Gallery, Monhegan, ME

  • Islesford Gallery, islesford, ME

  • Greensleaves Gallery, Turks & Caicos Islands

FPCW is happy to report that most of Holly's work was sold during the opening reception!

"Pink Wall"
acrylic 12 x 20

" Early Spring in Bisbee"
acrylic 16 x 20

"La Huerta"
acrylic 16 x 20

acrylic 16 x 20

"The Cemetary"
acrylic 16 x 20

"The Gate"
acrylic 16 x 20

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