On Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, join Ms. Handy
for a reception in The Gallery for viewing and conversation about her work.
About the Artist
Bredt Handy has had many exhibits in the last ten years, including the Bromfield Gallery in Boston, the deCordova Museum School Gallery, the Village Church in Wellesley, and the Grace Chapel Art Gallery in Lexington. She holds a B.A. in Art and English from Oberlin College, earned a certificate in Bookbinding and Conservation at Brunel Technical College, and has studied at such places as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Arts, and the deCordova Museum School.
My paintings begin with my observations of the natural world. Color, light, or form capture my attention when I am walking in the woods near my home, or kayaking on the Sudbury River or along coastal Maine, or simply driving on a New England road. I am particularly drawn to trees, for the metaphors inherent in their roots and branches, as well as for their leaves that cling or fall to the ground and their trunks that host bark and lichens. A cluster of trees is a family, a grove, a community. A single tree can be a stalwart individual, almost always understood and interpreted in the context of the landscape. Through the physical act of painting, mixing and applying color, my metaphorical thoughts, my memories, and my emotional responses take form and the painting emerges. When giving a painting a title, I draw upon my interest in language, poetry, word play, and my own train of thought. I enjoy words and language as much as color and paint.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Different Strokes, FPAC Community Gallery, Boston, MA, January 2017
Winter Works, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, December 2016
Thrive, Grace Chapel Art Gallery, Lexington, MA, September-November 2016
Gravity, juror Katherine French, Brookline Arts Center, June-July 2016
Exuberance, Grace Chapel Art Gallery, Lexington, MA, 2016
Winter Works, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, 2015
Bredt Handy, Selected Works, Brick Wall Kitchen, Brookline, MA, 2015
Community, Town of Wayland Signboards, August 2015 to October 2016
What is Seen, What Is Unseen, Arts Wayland at the Wayland Library, May 2015
Painted Thoughts, Weston Library, September-October 2014
Sculptural, deCordova Museum School Gallery, April-June 2012
Members Juried I, Concord Art Association, January-February 2012
Matters of Color, Cary Library, Lexington, October 2011
Exposure, The Village Church, Wellesley, April-May 2011
Proof of Purchase, Samson Gallery, Boston, October 2010
Celebrating Life, nourish restaurant, Lexington, September 2010-January 2011
Driven to Abstraction, Emerson Hospital, Concord, April-June 2010
Salon Show, deCordova Museum School Gallery, January-March 2010
America, deCordova Museum School Gallery, May- June 2009
Salon Show, deCordova Museum School Gallery, January-March 2007
Old Friends, New Work: Conversations in Color, The Village Church, Wellesley, September-November 2007. Joint show with Rena Shear
For more information, visit Ms. Handy's website
Contact Ms. Handy
|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
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
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)
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.
Cynthia Berg, Chair (2017)
Marty Carlock (2017)
Nancy Fleming (2017)
Jean MacQuiddy (2017)
Fiona Roman (2017)
Miriam Stoddard (2016)
Sally von Rumohr (2017)
Tom Wintle, Senior Minister