First Parish Church in Weston

The Mary Jo Rines Gallery at First Parish Church
Presents An Exhibit of 3D Abstract Paintings by Rosemary Broton Boyle

In The Mary Jo Rines Gallery at First Parish from October 18 - November 22, 2013

Work by Rosemary Broton Boyle

Artist Statement

I love to push paint around. To add and subtract. To scrape and scratch. I’m not really interested in any kind of morality in painting or teaching anybody anything. If someone sees any commentary in my work it is their interpretation. What I do is for myself, an arrangement of dark and light, composing lyrically with the pigments, the textures and the resulting forms. My paintings are about my state of mind. Totally lucid but non-rational.

However, for the sake of the viewer….to quote Aldous Huxley: “Every significant artist is a metaphysician, a propounder of beauty-truths and form-theories.” But if there are beauty-truths to be formed then the best that anyone can do is to hold space for that which is hard to define, utilizing open ended, responsive forms in the way that a parent holds the space for a child to play and to experience the world.

I’m a big proponent of enjoying my time in my studio. The result of which shows that the real subject running through the work is a playfulness founded in the magic and mystery of the poetic experience.

Art is not psychology.
Art is not illustration.
Art is consequence.

Work by Rosemary Broton Boyle

Work by Rosemary Broton Boyle

Artist Bio

Rosemary Broton Boyle is a local artist, collector, arranger, designer, inventor, composer and exhibitionist with a singular goal of exploration and a purpose simply being the process itself. A lover of antiquities and asymmetry, her work reflects the texture and patina of an older world. She is recognized for the unusual use of materials and often by the uncommon integration of forms and unexpected shapes.

Born, bred and educated in upstate New York, Rosemary is the daughter of a carpenter father and a seamstress mother so her sensibilities and desires to conceive and construct come naturally, though both parents went bleary-eyed whenever she would speak in the context of art. Rosemary, student of the world, has traveled extensively, gathering fodder for her work wherever she’s gone. Europe, Indonesia. Africa, Peru, Australia, etc….. She’s been a teacher, ad designer, mother, medicine woman, astrologer, real estate baroness…all the while never forsaking her passion for the paint brush. Although for years her creative energies were on loan to her students, then her children and lastly the mish-mash of family life, alas, the altruistic years are over, the kids have launched and her inventory is maxing out. Time to go to market.

Though her work has been met with relatively little intrusion from museum curators and art critics, she has been included in several prestigious collections, keeping her studio afloat and her goals pointed in the direction of the international markets. Included in her collectors are:

  • Goddard College Plainfield, VT
  • Liberty Mutual Bank Boston, MA
  • Fidelity Investment Corporation
  • Neiman Marcus Dallas, TX
  • Somerllin Resorts Las Vegas, NV
  • Bank of Boston Boston, MA
  • Suffolk Law School Boston, MA
  • Beaver Creek Resorts Vail, CO
  • Mclane Graf Raulerson and Middleton, PA
  • Manchester, NH
  • Saint Elizabeths Hospital Boston, MA
  • Gatsby and Hannah Boston, MA
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • FCA Corp, Houston, Texas
Work by Rosemary Broton Boyle

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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

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
Sharyn Lenhart Price, appointed 2013
Sylvia Whitman, Chair, appointed 2005
Tom Wintle, Senior Minister