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Thayer Art Gallery

Located in the lower level of Thayer Academy’s Southworth Library, the Thayer Gallery has been showcasing student, faculty, and professional artists for over 40 years. Renovated in 2011, the Gallery area is a beautiful, bright, and open 1200-squarefoot space.

“Every year the Thayer Gallery displays some of the finest artwork in the local area, while also allowing for students and faculty to showcase work,” notes Thayer Gallery Director, Karen Koskores. “We have a wonderful mix of media and styles each year, which helps to enlarge the minds and creative possibilities of all who visit.”

Thayer Gallery Hours

Mon - Fri  8 a.m. - 3 p.m. When School is in Session

If you are interested in displaying your work, or if you have any questions about the Gallery, please contact Gallery Director Karen Koskores. (

Coming Soon: The Schedule for 2014-2015

Schedule of Events 2013-2014

RICHARD BRADY, Oil Paintings
September 9 - October 11
Opening Reception: Wednesday, 11 September @ 6-8 p.m.

Richard T. Brady has been profoundly influenced by the near decade he spent living, studying, working and traveling in Italy. The Italian experience shaped him as an artist. It provided him with a classical education and an intimate knowledge of Italian art traditions.

His work has received numerous reviews and awards. He has exhibited widely in this country and abroad: The Museum of the City of New York, Wichita Art Museum, Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida, Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, Forum Gallery in New York City, Capricorn Galleries in Bethesda, Maryland, and Galleria Menghelli in Florence, Italy.

Of his recent one-person exhibit at Duxbury’s Art Complex Museum, Sue Scheible of the Patriot Ledger wrote “The works are large and stunning, enveloping you in the special environments that Brady has captured.” Executed in oil, the paintings require layers of color to achieve the desired surface quality. Each image is drawn from life, but is not meant to be a mirror image. The hyper-realistic paintings suggest a symbolic expression beyond representational reality. (


TAKE FIVE, Varied Media
featuring the art of Cohen, Daley, McMahon, Tarlow & Wineberg
October 15 - November 15, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday, OCT 20, 3 - 5 p.m.

TAKE FIVE reunites Cohen, Daley, McMahon, Tarlow, and Wineberg who last exhibited together twenty years ago. Artists with accomplished exhibition records, they share a friendship of creative exchange and critique. In their Thayer Gallery exhibit, you will see printmaking, painting, drawing, installation, and sculpture in a dynamic range of affinity and difference.

Lesley Cohen’s charcoal drawings reference our elusive past, transforming overlooked artifacts into intuitive abstractions. Erosions of time evoke tension between injustice and fairness. Cohen’s attentive surfaces and compositions, richly balance positive and negative.  (  

From candy wrappers to crepuscular rays, Cathleen Daley’s geometric paintings are rooted in observation. Structure yields to process in indexes of time and place, as Daley hones formal qualities of color, color temperature, shape, and edge. (

Carol McMahon’s
sculptures, paintings, and assemblages explore home and family. Domestic objects are de-familiarized and accorded new relationships and narratives. A dollhouse inverted – books bound in paint  unreadable – stuffed animals dissected and re-purposed.  (  

Interactions with materials inform Lois Tarlow’s paintings and prints – handmade paper, micaceous pigments, and marble dust collaborate with an initial impulse. Tarlow’s abstractions evolve from observation triggered by processes of nature and time. (  

Ellen Wineberg’s mixed media paintings dually excavate and obscure memento and memory. Energetic accretions of color combine with recycled quilts, old tools, embroidered dishtowels, and plumbing parts in themes of time and loss, hope and the abyss. (  

November 18 - December 18, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21 @ 5 - 8 p.m.

Girls Just Wanna Paint is a group of a dozen award-winning professional artists, mostly from the South Shore (one from Rhode Island, but originally from the South Shore).  

We are a Challenge Group - “Challenge” is a term originally used online where a topic or theme is named, and each artist paints their interpretation of that topic. The works shown on the right are from a “White Challenge." In 2009, a blog was started, "Girls Just Wanna Paint." Every month they take turns hosting a meeting and naming a topic.  

Their paintings reflect their different personalities, experiences, and styles. Their meetings are full of mutual support, encouragement and fun. The artists bring their paintings to the meeting and talk about them. They also discuss what is new in the art world, locally and nationally. They further their skills by sharing their experiences from various workshops they've attended. Every month they publish their responses to a challenge via the “GirlsJustWannaPaint” blog, their own individual blogs, and Facebook. They have hundreds of followers from around the country, and are known throughout the U.S. to painters who post their work online as well as collectors.

Girls Just Wanna Paint Artists (
1 Joan Brancale 7 Jeanne MacFarland
2 Tori Chesley Brega 8 Sally Dean Mello
3 Nancy Colella 9 Page Railsback
4 Pamela Copeman 10 Jody Regan
5 Lisa Daria Kennedy 11 Paula Villanova
6 Kelley Carey MacDOnald 12 Mary Sheehan Winn



January 7 - January 30, 2014
Pottery Workshop: Thursday, January 16 @ 8 - 1 p.m.
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16 @ 6 - 8 p.m.
Sandy & Geoff Flickinger have been artists and teachers for over 25 years. Geoff is a potter; Sandy is a painter, illustrator and sculptor. Moon and Peepers Pottery is where the two combine their creative passion and skills to produce unique, functional, and sculptural ceramics. (


February 10 - March 6, 2014
Closing Reception: Thursday, March 6 @ 3:30 - 5:30 p.m

A multimedia exhibition showcasing the various creative talents of Thayer Academy’s Art Faculty members. This show is a beautiful compilation of paintings, photography, pottery, and unique mixed media creations.


March 31 - April 26, 2014
Opening Reception & Demo: Thursday, April 24 @ 6 - 10 p.m

The Braintree Art Association has been participating in group exhibitions for over 40 years, with a membership of over 200 amateur and professional South Shore artists. This exhibition - an annual Thayer event for over 30 years - represents a broad scope of subject matters and various media and techniques.


May 5 - March 19, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 8 @ 3:30 - 6 p.m

An annual representative showing of artwork completed by students (grades 6-12) during the school year. Media and processes represented include painting, drawing, printmaking, pottery, photography, graphic design, and architectural design. 

Danielle Nash '13



Richard Brady, Still life with Violin


October 15 - November 15

TAKE FIVE - Varied Media

Lesley Cohen, Fragment 1, 2011
Charcoal & Pastel, 10 x 11 inches

Cathleen Daley, XIV, 2012 Oil on Panel

Carol McMahon, The Notion of Competing Narratives
Mixed Media

Lois Tarlow, Hymn to St. Francis, 2006
Solar Plate Etching

Ellen Wineberg, Idyll
Red-work embroidery & mixed media on canvas

Karen Koskores P '10, '13,
Thayer Art Faculty

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