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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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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Vincent Lemonnier Ferro "Time in Paris"

With an old world patina - grainy, misty, almost haunting - these black and white photographic images capture the timeless essence of Paris and the Seine.

November 9, 2016 through December 4, 2016
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Dimitri Serdukoff …time to cast stones…

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.

October 12, 2016 through November 6, 2016
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Lisa Esposito Portals and Passageways

Vehicles for introspection, these ethereal freeform abstractions aim to evoke emotive states within the viewer.

September 14, 2016 through October 9, 2016
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Robert Chiller and members of the Chiller Photo Project Earth, Wind, Fire and Water

A remarkable collaboration by a richly diverse group of photographers, this beautiful collection of images flows seamlessly in theme, texture, color, and hue as a truly cohesive body of work.

August 17, 2016 through September 11, 2016
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