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Jamie Harper - Author, Illustrator

At the First Parish Art Gallery - January 6, 2005 - April 14, 2005

Jamie Harper's stories and artwork are fresh, energetic, and whimsical. Her first book received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was praised for its "comically charged watercolors" and "imaginative range of perspectives." Ms. Harper lives in Weston, Massachusetts, with her husband and three young daughters.


Me Too! (Little, Brown, 2005)

Only Emma by Sally Warner (Viking, 2005)

Weirdo Emma by Sally Warner (Viking, 2005)

Miss Mingo and the First Day of School (Candlewick Press, 2005)


Don't Grown-Ups Ever Have Fun? (Little, Brown, 2003)


“The three busy siblings who star in Harper’s funny first book just can’t understand the apparent doldrums of adulthood…there are laughs here for everyone.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"In this promising debut, Harper takes on a kid's point of view with comic results...Harper's sketchy watercolors capture the humor and frustrations of family life, showing both the frazzled moments and the sweet ones. This high-spirited romp will elicit both giggles and groans of recognition."

—School Library Journal

"Harper's comic and colorful pen-and-ink-with-watercolor illustrations radiate the positive energy and creativity that children bring to life, dressing up in their parents' clothes, constructing messy art projects in Dad's previously pristine office, setting up their own beauty spa for Mom, and 'helping put away groceries.' Harper lets the pictures tell the story here, with text kept at a comfortable minimum."


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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