Visit the Gallery

Visit the gallery

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.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday
12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM (or until curtain)

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Mia Cross Color Me In

Whimsical yet wistful portraiture composed from a mosaic of color swatches and patterns, and inspired by the artist’s love of vintage objects and clothing.

August 16, 2017 through September 10, 2017
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Mike Fahey Visual Music

Finely crafted and painted wood-relief guitar constructions dedicated to the genius of iconic guitarists such as Bob Dylan, Ronnie Earl, George Harrison, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Mighty Sam McClain among others.

July 19, 2017 through August 13, 2017
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Elizabeth Slayton Touch of Light

Capturing the very essence - the inner form and light - of natural objects such as apples, onions or magnolia blossoms, these hyper-realistic still lifes offer deeply intimate portraits of their inanimate subjects.

June 21, 2017 through July 16, 2017
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David Phoenix Rust & Reclamation

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.

May 24, 2017 through June 18, 2017
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Louise Winant Seasons and Innocence

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.

April 26, 2017 through May 21, 2017
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Erik Bornemann In Between the Two Horizons

Whimsical, gestural, expressionistic, and organic patterned abstractions drawn from verdant natural landscapes, hillsides and grasslands.

March 29, 2017 through April 23, 2017
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Bill Oakes Fantastical Wonderlands

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.

March 1, 2017 through March 26, 2017
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Alicia Dwyer 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.

February 1, 2017 through February 26, 2017
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Sharon Bignell “Brilliant Blooms”

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.

January 4, 2017 through January 29, 2017
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Peter Bodge Jazz Art

“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.

December 7, 2016 through January 1, 2017
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