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The Gallery at First Parish Church

Gene Mackles
Landscape Paintings

At the First Parish Art Gallery — October 31, 2008 – December 11, 2008

About Gene Mackles:

“I often envision my surroundings as paintings. Using paint as light, I strive to create striking pieces which resonate by evocatively capturing a time, place, memory and feeling.”

As senior designer at WGBH, Gene Mackles collaborated on programs such as NOVA, Evening at Pops, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Zoom, and numerous others. He was also responsible for WGBH’s on-air image including station breaks, print advertising and fund raising elements. In addition, he was the lead designer for children’s program promotion for PBS, and an original developer of their Ready to Learn service.

More recently he has designed and produced work for NBC Sports, HGTV, The Food Network, The History Channel and The Cleveland Orchestra among others. He has been nominated for 4 Emmys (one for music), and received Gold awards from The Broadcast Designers Association, Promax, The Advertising Club of Boston (Hatch) and The Art Directors Club of Boston. His work has also appeared in AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) annuals, as well as Print magazine and Communication Arts. He is a member of the Newton Art Association, the Concord Art Association and is listed in Who’s Who in America.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, he also attended The Juilliard School of Music, studied graphic design with Milton Glaser at The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and served on the faculty of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He resides in Auburndale with his wife, Kathy, and is the proud father of Abigail and Matthew.

Newton Free Library, Solo exhibiton
The Atrium at WGBH, Solo exhibiton
Depot Square Gallery, Solo exhibiton
Powers Gallery, Acton, MA Featured exhibitor
Newton Art Association Best in Show 2005, 2008
Newton Open Studios
New Art on Newbury
Cambridge Art Fair
Alcove Books, American Art Collector Series
Concord Art Association, Juried I & II
Canvas Alley Gallery, Reading, MA

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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

Diana Bonner
Richard Floyd
Virginia Hibbard
Karen MacDuffie
Winky Merrill
Mary Jo Rines
Ellen Touart-Grob
Sylvia Whitman
Wendy Wrean

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