Winthrop Art Association

Winthrop Art Association -- February 2015 Newsletter

Hello everyone.  Hope you are all weathering the winter well.

Next Artist demonstration will be on March 24th at 7pm, with Valerie Thomas.  She will be presenting the art of Pysanky, Ukrainian Egg Dying, a traditional craft in Ukraine and Poland.  The method is similar to batik – patterns are drawn on the egg with wax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied.  Come see how it’s done. 

Demonstration held at the E.B Newton Cultural Center, 45 Pauline St, Winthrop at 7PM.

The Spring Art Festival will be April 25th
and 26th with the opening reception on Friday, April 24th.  All applications are enclosed in this Newsletter.

The WAA has been going through some changes.  In November we lost a beloved member of the WAA, George Barisano, husband of Beverly Barisano, founding member of the Winthrop Art Association.  George helped with the start of the WAA 46 years ago and supported our events and Art shows.  He was the first to take on any task needed.  He will be greatly missed.

Diane Hayes has stepped down as our president because she is fighting a battle with cancer.  We are all sending healing prayers to her right now.  Get well soon Diane.  You will be missed as president.  If you would like to send her your good wishes, her address is 92 Woodside Ave, Winthrop, MA 02152.

Patricia Tacelli has recently taken a bad fall and broken her hip.  She will be going through several months of rehab and would probably love to receive some good wishes from us.  She may be reached at Boulevard Rehab Center, 2839 South Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435, Telephone # 617-504-0606.  Patricia will be in rehab for at least 5 weeks and would love to receive phone calls.


At the moment Dawn Mahoney and Brenda Curry are serving as Acting co-Presidents.  If you have any questions, please contact Dawn at 617-846-2644 or Brenda at 617-846-5375.



Members giving Art Lessons:
Robert Farris – Oil Painting classes at his Woodend Studio.  Call him at 781-593-2122.
Nan Howes – Watercolor classes, learn the techniques of the medium.  Call her at 617-846-5902.
Dawn Mahoney – Art lessons starting at the beginning! Learn many mediums.  All ages’ welcome.  Call her at 617-846-2644.  Dawn also teaches art at the Senior Center in Winthrop on Mondays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. All are welcome.

Waterfront CREW Poets will meet at the Winthrop Library, Wednesday, April 8th at 6:00 PM.  A book of poems will be available called “Collected Poems by Waterfront Crew Poets”.  The book is sponsored by the Winthrop and Mass Cultural Council.  Any questions please call Rene Pike at 617-846-7317.

Waterfront Friends of Felines will hold a benefit for the “Animal Umbrella” on Sunday, April 19th at the E.B. Newton Cultural Center.  Enjoy an afternoon of great entertainment at starting at 2:00 PM. 

Donations Accepted

Any questions please call Trish at 617-504-0606.


The Clock Tower Gallery Exhibit

The Clock Tower Gallery now showing “The Boston Press Photographers Association” Award Winning Photographs, sponsored by Hunt Photo & Video.  This exhibit contains a few graphic images of extreme injury taken at the Boston Marathon bombing.  Discretion is advised. The closing reception will be held February 28th from 12:00 – 4:00 PM.  All are welcome.

The Gallery is located at E.B. Newton Cultural Center, 45 Pauline St., Winthrop.  Gallery hours: Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM and Sunday Noon -4PM.

For future exhibits at “The Clock Tower Gallery” in the E.B. Newton Cultural Center, contact Joanne Hillman at

The Book Depot in the Winthrop Center is showcasing local artists.  If you are interested
contact Suzanne Martucci, 11 Somerset Ave., Winthrop, 617-846-3099. 


If you have something you wish to put on the Web Site, contact Debra Martelli at 617-846-8518 or email her at

Contact Dawn Mahoney 617-846-2644, with any information for posting.

WAA dues are $25 per year.
Send your dues to Brenda Curry, 291 River Rd. Winthrop, MA 02152.  Make checks payable to the Winthrop Art Association. 

The WAA has memorial or in honor of cards available for our members.  The cost is a dollar each.  They may be purchased from Beverly Barisano.  Contact her at 617-846-5305.



Members might enjoy visiting some of the great Museums in our area.

At the Museum of Fine Art, Boston some of the art now on exhibit:  Photos by Gorden Parks named “Back to Fort Scott”.  He is one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time.  It focuses on the realities of the under segregation during the 1940’s. 

Another exhibit is “Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction and Clay” – 100 years of American Ceramics.


At the Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA.
Some of the exhibits now showing
“Audacious” The Fine Art of Wood. 
Candice Breitz  -  The Woods.
“Someone Else’s Country Photos” by Jo Ractliffe


The Winthrop Art Association is partially funded by the
Mass. Cultural Council distributed by the Winthrop Cultural Council.