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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Douglas W. Johnson The Fine Art of Beads

Intricate mosaics, comprised of thousands of tiny shimmering seed beads woven into breathtaking glass canvases.


April 25, 2018 through May 20, 2018
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Ethan Lima Musings and Landscapes

An exploration of the subtle changes of nature through a series of oil paintings and sketches of the lengthy expanse of the seacoast of New England.


March 28, 2018 through April 22, 2018
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Diana Zipeto In the Folds

A series of powerful and inventive still life portraits that investigate the issues of women’s empowerment and changing identity.


February 28, 2018 through March 25, 2018
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Jim Ryan Raptors

An exhibit of strikingly detailed oil paintings that offer a close-up look into the amazing patterns and natural colors found in the eyes and feathers of raptors.


January 31, 2018 through February 25, 2018
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Kathleen Milstein Nature Colors

Elegant photographic images of rocky New England coastlines shrouded in mist; wildlife and waterfowl in quiet, pristine landscapes; and micro shots of natural patterns in woodland vegetation.


January 3, 2018 through January 28, 2018
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Chloё Feldman Emison Variations on the Nose

Adeptly humorful pen and ink portraits of peevish old men, frazzled felines, and other outlandishly mischievous, eccentric characters.


December 6, 2017 through December 31, 2017
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John Stephen Hatch Borderlands

Exceptionally beautiful landscapes, waterways and bygone rural sites of quiet isolation and solitude. These dramatic, otherworldly photographic scenes are marked by a masterful chiaroscuro – strong tonal contrasts of diffused light and deep velvet shadow.


November 8, 2017 through December 3, 2017
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Soteris (Sam) Roussi Entanglements

Audacious and uncompromising abstractions, done in acrylic and powdered pigment on canvas (tapestry-style), commingle organic forms and the codified icons widely used by hobos and migrants for survival and safe passage during the Great Depression of the 1930s.


October 11, 2017 through November 5, 2017
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Michelle C. Mendez Sherlock Series

Darkly dramatic self-portraits of the artist within reimagined “film stills” from the Sherlock Holmes film noir series explore variant interpretations of female clichés and stereotypes.


September 13, 2017 through October 8, 2017
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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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