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Anna Thurber - Giclee prints

Giclee Prints
At the First Parish Art Gallery, February 9, 2003 – April 6, 2003

About the Artist:

Anna Thurber was born in 1961, in Boston. She is descended from two New England families of note (her genealogy can be traced back to the 1620), and is the fourth generation of artists in her family. Two of them, Divah Adams and Cynthia Rich were nationally and internationally recognized.

Anna studied Fine Arts (major in Art History and Textile Arts, minor in Visual Arts) at Pine Manor College in Massachusetts, graduating in 1983. Already in high school and throughout her college years, she did design work, as well as her own painting. She had a long-term association doing design work for Brunschwig & Fils., and in 1983 worked with the American Institute of Textile Arts.

She became known for her painted glass and Plexiglass blocks, which she registered as a product and sold and exhibited widely. Also she has designed and painted transoms, custom windows, built in designs, lamps, nightlights, pencil holders, and even tableware. Among other places, Anna Thurber's blocks and other creations have been sold in "Henri Bendels" and "Felissimo" in New York, and are incorporated architecturally in the Children's Museum of Art in Portland, Maine. In 1993, Anna was chosen by the Jameson Gallery as the featured artist for the inaugural exhibition of their new gallery in Portland.

In 1995, while living in Venice,California, she began doing giclee prints working with sunlight and layers of painted glass. Her prints and other work were well-received and exhibited at her studio.

For the last few years, Anna has been doing mixed media by manipulating imagery with the utilization of diffracted light and recognizable objects. Anna currently lives in Portland, Maine with her husband and two dogs.

Show Opening February 9, 2003 from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm and again from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Surround Us"
Series of 10

Series of 10
"Where Am I"
Series of 10

Series of 10

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