The Institution for Savings Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Firehouse, hosts 12 art exhibits each year. Artists are invited to submit examples of their work for review and selection by our Visual Arts Committee once a year. All art is for sale and proceeds benefit the artist and Firehouse Center for the Arts. A reception is scheduled for each show and offers a great opportunity to meet the artists.
Wednesday - Sunday
12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM (or until curtain)
Photo imagery of man-made things – built up, broken down, discarded, but not forgotten. Nostalgic and sometimes beautiful in their demise, may these objects eventually be repurposed without detriment to the environment.
Reflecting on the mysteries of life and human existence, these spiritually emotive scenes in oil explore the nature of joy, innocence, and vulnerability as well as the interdependency of human and non-human animals.
Whimsical, gestural, expressionistic, and organic patterned abstractions drawn from verdant natural landscapes, hillsides and grasslands.
Are you ready for a winter getaway? Come down the rabbit hole and experience Bill Oakes’ otherworldly wonderlands, subterranean vistas, organic jungle habitats, microscopic imaginings and other spectacular views that will make your imagination soar.
Duality in Paint and Metal
Eclectic works in oils and metal address the dichotomy between fabric and armor or floral and metal, both of which speak of inherent qualities of power and defense from a feminine perspective.
Celebrating the wildness and delicacy of roses, poppies, peonies and hibiscus in full bloom. Through remarkable color blending, shadowing and modeling, the eye is drawn toward the infinite regress of petals unfurling from the heart of each blossom and wherein each micro-detail appears a virtual world in itself.
“Jazz Art”- An exhibit of linoleum, wood and mono prints by Peter Bodge is on view at the Institution for Savings Art Gallery at the historic Firehouse Center for the Arts from December 7, 2016 – January 1, 2017.
With an old world patina - grainy, misty, almost haunting - these black and white photographic images capture the timeless essence of Paris and the Seine.
Celebrating the infinite and eternal in the simplicity of natural objects. Freely suspended in shadow, assorted beach stones are meticulously telephotographed and backlit by an otherworldly glow.
Vehicles for introspection, these ethereal freeform abstractions aim to evoke emotive states within the viewer.