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Robert Hsiung

At the First Parish Art Gallery - January 18, 2008 - March 8, 2008

About the Artist:

Watercolor paintings by retired architect, Robert Hsiung, will be featured at the Gallery at First Parish Church in Weston from January 18th through March 8, 2008. Hsiung, who lives in Newton and recently retired from a 40 year career as an architect, is now finding time to focus on his lifelong love – watercolor painting. His purpose is to capture elusive moods of moments and places, what he calls “Spirit of Place”. His paintings are realistic, his brush strokes are fluid and reminiscent of Chinese calligraphy, and his paintings represent a range of places including Alaska, Spain and coastal New England.

Hsiung began art lessons as a youth in China. He came to the US in 1952 to attend St. Norbert College, where he had his first watercolor solo show. He later attended MIT where he received a Master’s degree in architecture in the early 1960’s. After focusing intensively on his architectural career, it was not until 1993 that he resumed watercolor painting, taking workshops with prominent watercolorists including Susan Shatter, Gracia Dayton and Alvaro Castagnet.

Hsiung is a member of the New England Watercolor Society. His watercolors have been shown in numerous exhibitions and solo shows and is in private and corporate collections. Proceeds from the sale of Hsiung’s work will be donated to “Partners in Health”, the Boston based organization founded by Dr. Paul Farmer and others that provides health services to the poor all over the world.

The Gallery at First Parish is located at 349 Boston Post Road in Weston. For more information or directions, please call the church at 781-893-7798.

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, Chairman
Lelia Elliston, Webmaster
Diana Bonner
Dick Floyd
Ginnie Hibbard
Karen MacDuffie
Winky Merrill
Sylvia Whitman
Tom Wintle
Wendy Wrean

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