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The Gallery at First Parish Church

Lou Lorenzen
Illustrator & Educator

At the First Parish Art Gallery - October 20, 2007 - November 29, 2007

About the Artist:

Lou Lorenzen has taught for 40 years and is a retired Professor of Fine Arts at Fitchburg State College, where he was a full member of the graduate faculty and taught for 33 years.  He served as Director of Special Subjects Teams for the lab school under the I.G.E., visual arts professor for the junior high program and elementary visual arts professor.  Presently, Professor Lorenzen teaches Art Studio and Art History for the Graduate and Continuing Education Departments.  Additionally, he continues to guest lecture for numerous art clubs and societies and conducts workshops in watercolor in conjunction with Stoneybrook's Summer Study Program and Fitchburg State College's graduate and continuing education programs in Rome.  He is also the Director of the College's program of study in Rome.  Fitchburg State College published 12 videos of eight lessons for programmed learning in watercolor by Professor Lorenzen.  His works are in the permanent collections of Fitchburg State College, Salem State College, Bowling Green State University, Bridgewater State College, Leominster Credit Union, Jaffrey (NH) Civic Center, and the Greater Cleveland Research Council.  Many private collectors have purchased his work and he has illustrated two nationally-distributed books.  He is also the father of Tony Lorenzen, former Ministerial Intern at First Parish Church in Weston.

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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