First Parish Church

The Mary Jo Rines Gallery at First Parish Church
Photographs of Coleman Rogers

In The Mary Jo Rines Gallery at First Parish from September 14 to October 18, 2012

Mr Rogers will be at the Rines Gallery on Sunday, September 16 from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. to chat with gallery visitors about his work. All are welcome!

Artist Statement

When I was a teenager, my dad gave me a camera - a 1950 Zeiss Ikoflex Twin Lens Reflex. I spent many hours in the darkroom, developing and printing images. I did not think of myself as an artist at that time; I enjoyed the process of measuring the light and developing and printing images. Over the last few years, I have worked my way back to film photography; I feel a visceral connection with the medium. I like to compose my artwork in the camera, seeing the final image at the moment of capture. These photos were shot on film, the black and white developed in my darkroom. My work in Black and White film allows me to focus on composition, texture, emotion, light and shadow without the distraction of color. It is at once raw and polished, visceral and cerebral. I choose Color film carefully; different types of film bring out different values in the final image and I use color to enhance the image beyond the composition.

– Coleman Rogers

A Treeptych
A Treeptych

Recent Professional Resumé

October, 2010: NOS Juried Open Studios. Chosen as one of 10 featured artists for the preview show.
November - December 2010: Newton Camera Club Exhibit at West Newton Cinema. 3 photos chosen (out of a possible 4) by jury ("Falling Water," b&w film;
"The Bike Race" b&w film; and "Hot Enough For Ya?" b&w film)
January/February 2011: Newton Art Association New Member Show: "The Bike Race" Awarded First Prize, juror Rob Wilstein of A Street Frames.
February March 2011: Concord Art Association: "Falling Water" chosen for Juried II show
October/November, 2011: Copley Society of Art, National Juried Exhibit: The Allure of Light, “Wind and Light,” works chosen
by distinguished photographer Joel Meyerowitz.
October-November, 2011: Newton Open Studios Juried Fall Show: Preview Show Juror Award Winner, show juried by Danforth Museum's Director, Katherine French.
February/March, 2012: Copley Society of Art, Juried Exhibit: Reviving Impressions, “Absence of Chaos 1,” jurors David Brown of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Miriam Stewart of the Fogg Museum, Harvard.
February, 2012: Newton Open Studios Mayors Office Gallery, Juried Exhibit: Monochrome and Minimalism, "Absence of Chaos 1," "Absence of Chaos 2," and "Train" chosen by juror Kathleen Smith, exhibitions director at NAC.
February 2012: Newton Art Association: James King Bonnar Show First Prize for “Ginkgo in Morning Light” juried by Destiny Barletta, Pucker Gallery.
March 2012: Concord Art Association: Members Juried II Exhibition, “Lines of War” juried by Perry A. Price, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Collections,
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
March 2012: WGBH Juried Fine Art Auction: “The Comfy Chair” and “Bike Race” juried by Lawrence Powers of Powers Gallery.
April 2012: Danforth Museum of Art: Off the Wall Exhibition, “Tucson needs a wash,” juried by Cody Hartley, Director of Gifts of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
April 2012: Danforth Museum of Art: Community of Artists Exhibition, “Waiting on a Friend,” juried by Danforth Museum Director Katherine French.
July 2012: The Copley Society of Art: Marine Art show Distant Shores, “Boats at Sunrise,” Juror’s Choice: Honorable Mention, juried by Russ Kramer,
President of the American Society for Marine Artists.

Lines and Lights
Lines & Lights

Frozen Sunset
Frozen Sunset
Keep It Safe
Keep It Safe

Visit Mr. Roger's Website
E-Mail Coleman Rogers

If you are interested in purchasing photos, please phone 617-785-6956.

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

On September 12, 2000, the Standing Committee established the
Art Gallery Committee as an ad hoc committee with no expiration date.
The members of the committee are appointed by the Standing Committee.

Karen Gallagher, appointed 2011
Larry Grob, appointed 2011
Ginnie Hibbard, appointed 2008
Sylvia Whitman, Chair, appointed 2005
Tom Wintle, Senior Minister

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