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Mary Jo Rines
Contemporary Watercolors

At the First Parish Art Gallery - March 9, 2008 - April 26, 2008

About the Artist:

“Ships and Seas and Scraps of Things”, a show of watercolor paintings by Weston artist, Mary Jo Rines, will be featured at the Gallery at First Parish Church in Weston through April 25th.  Rines, who has taught techniques of watercolor workshops for (as she says) “the last century”, has a long and rich creative history.   This show, inspired by nautical images of ships and the seaside, is a colorful collection of abstracts that reflect the skill and maturity Rines brings to her artwork.  “The geometric shapes in some of these paintings are a departure from the soft underwater shell series - which identified my work in previous years”  Rines says.  “I have attempted to project a feeling of space so that the images move in and out as well as across the surface of the paper.”  Rines feels that the challenges of watercolor can be offset by using layering techniques and by adding more opaque colors to build up a surface and richness of color.

Rines has won over 46 painting awards including the Gold Medal of Honor from the New England Watercolor Society.  She has been a member of the New England Watercolor Society since 1979 and served as the president from 1988-1990.  She is also a signature member of the “Transparent Watercolor Society of America”.  For many years, she ran the “Deep Cove Workshops” from her studio on Southport Island, Maine.  She has traveled throughout the world capturing images of other cultures and has escorted painting safaris in Kenya and Tanzania.  Her work can be viewed at  

Rines will be hosting a reception in the gallery on Sunday, March 9th from 2-4pm.  The Gallery at First Parish is located at 349 Boston Post Road in Weston.  The exhibit is free and open to the public during the church’s regular hours.  For more information or directions, please call the church at 781-893-7798.

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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

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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