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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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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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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