Winthrop Art Association

September 2013 Newsletter

Dues Are Due!!!!

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

The Winthrop Art Assoc. had a very busy summer.
Art at Crest Ave., Park Paint the Beach, French Square was cancelled due to extreme heat.

Our demonstration meetings are held at the
EB Newton Cultural Center, 45 Pauline Street, Winthrop,

Our first demonstration will be on Tuesday, October 1st at 7:30PM with Linda Calandra-Porter to lecture on Italian icon, Emilio Pucci.  Linda NJ resident, fashion artist/sketcher worked at Emilio Pucci/formfit Rogers, NYC at the peak of the Italian designer’s career.  She studied at Art & Design and Fashion Institute of Technology, NY majoring in art and fashion design.  Linda can easily identify authentic Emilio Pucci items.  She will demonstrate through the use of vintage and current Pucci designs how the use of Pucci’s distinct color palette, design and subtle fabrics created a fashion sensation decades ago.  His unique designs and accessories continue to enhance any fashionista’s wardrobe today.  During her lecture Linda can authenticate Pucci patterns and will demonstrate how to accessorize any outfit with a designer scarf.

October Fall Day Trip to Mystic, CT is Sunday, October 6th for $45 per person.  There is still some room for anyone who wants to go. 

We will first be going to Mystic Art Association’s Art Center, then to Old Mystic Village for lunch on your own and lots of shopping and sights to see and last to B.F.

Clyde’s Cider Mill in Old Mystic.  This is the oldest steam run mill in the country.

The WAA is trying some new things this year

October 5th: Hallway show/exhibit for members.  “Memories of Fall and Winter” Drop-off October 5th from 2-4 pm at the EB Newton Cultural Center, 45 Pauline St, Winthrop.

October17th:  Domestic Violence Program-Winthrop P.D. and Harbor Cove event at the EB Newton School.  The WAA will provide art related activities for children.  All are invited.

October 20th: An Afternoon of Jazz for Art’s Sake- Featuring Max Whiting and the “Music Makers”, 2pm – 5pm at Winthrop Cultural Center Building, 45 Pauline St.  Music, conversation, art & refreshments enjoy the arts.  $10 per person.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Request for Art:
Volare Restaurant, Revere, MA is seeking art for their walls.  Contact Nick Maulaison at 857-236-4172 or

Art Lessons:
Robert Farris – is offering 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 from the beginning! Learn many mediums.  All ages’ welcome.  Call her at 617-846-2644.

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.

The Clock Tower Gallery Exhibits

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

At the Clock Tower Gallery now are members Sylvia Whiting and Sean Murray, “Falling into Place”, an exhibit of Sylvia’s Photography and Sean’s oils and acrylics. Show hours:  Thursdays, 6PM – 8PM, Saturdays, 2PM – 4PM or by appointment @ 617.539.3951. 
The Book Depot in the Winthrop Center is showcasing artists from the WAA.  If you are interested, contact Suzanne Martucci, 11 Somerset Ave. Winthrop, 617-846-3099. 
Zach Hayes is now showing.  Show opening is Sunday, 9/22/13.  Every one is invited.
If you have something you wish to put on the Web Site, contact Debra Martelli at 617-846-8518 or email her at

Dawn Mahoney 617-846-2644 or Diane Hayes, WAA President at 617-846-1007

WAA Calendar of Events for the year:

October 1        Demonstration
November       Hall Gallery Art Exhibit
December        “Winthrop Winter Solstice”
                        (Winthrop Cultural Council)
February          Open mike night – at the Cultural Center
March 8th         Chili/Corn bread Festival
April                WAA Annual Festival
May                 Demonstration &
                        Hall Gallery Art Exhibit
June                 Annual Meeting
                        Painting at the Landing
July                  Art at French Square
August            Art at Crest Avenue Park
September       Paint the Beach