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.
Show Opening February 9, 2003 from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm and again from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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,
Its purpose, as described by the founders:
The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the
Mary Jo Rines
Betty Lou Marple
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