A Perpetual Invitation: 150 Years of Art at the Concord Free Public Library

When: Mar. 24, 11:00AM
Where: Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike


CONCORD: In honor of the Concord Free Public Library’s 150th Anniversary, the Concord Museum, the Concord Free Public Library, and the CFPL Corporation’s William Munroe Special Collections have collaborated on this special exhibition featuring the Library’s art collection. Curators from the Concord Museum and the Library’s William Munroe Special Collection lead the guided tours of the exhibition. Featured objects include paintings by Washington Allston, N.C. Wyeth, May Alcott Nieriker, Charles Hovey Pepper, Alicia Keyes, and Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts, among other artists, as well as sculptures depicting noted Concord authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott. The exhibition also highlights Concord’s artist communities, local art collectors, the history of institutions promoting public access to works of art, and the stories of specific artists, including May Alcott Nieriker, Alicia Keyes, Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts, and others who have lived and worked in Concord. A variety of public programs exploring Concord’s art and history will be presented at both the Museum and the Concord Free Public Library. See the Calendar for program information.

Points of Return Exhibit

When: May. 1, 9:00AM
Where: The Umbrella, 40 Stow Street


CONCORD: What began as an online environmental art exhibition created during the pandemic, Points of Return, curated by A La Luz, will see its premiere as a large-scale physical exhibition – including installation, sculpture, sound, photography and video art. Occupying two floors of gallery space, converted lobby space, and Black Box Theater, the curators have created a series of themed “rooms”, mapping out a journey from Eclipse to Return. Each room allows visitors to experience the work of diverse international artists who have immersed themselves in a wide range of global environments undergoing different stages of the climate crisis. The end destination: resolute optimism. The exhibition and events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit TheUmbrellaArts.org/POR to register. The Umbrella is ADA accessible, offers free lot and street parking, and is conveniently located off Route 2 and 2 blocks from the Fitchburg Line.

Ernest Stonebraker: "Close to Home"

When: May. 17, 9:00AM
Where: 6 Bridges Gallery, 77 Main Street


MAYNARD: Paintings inspired by motifs close to the artist’s home in Stow.  There will be a reception on May 20 from 5-7pm. For more information, please visit 6 Bridges online, on Facebook, or on Instagram.

Artist-of-the-Month: Dave Martsolf

When: Jun. 1, 12:00PM
Where: Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street


WESTFORD: The Parish Center for the Arts (PCA) welcomes Dave Martsolf as the June Artist of the month with an exhibition of abstract paintings in the surreal genre.  The June 1-26, 2023 exhibit, as well as an Artist’s Opening Reception on June 4 (12-3pm). The Gallery is open to visitors each Sunday from noon until 2pm. For more information, call the PCA at (978) 692-6333, visit the PCA online, or find them on Facebook.

NARA Park Stroll with Conversation, Coffee & Pastry

When: Jun. 2, 10:00AM
Where: NARA Park, 25 Ledgerock Way


ACTON: Fridays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23. Open to those age 55 plus from Acton, Boxboro & Littleton. Join in for a stroll around NARA Park for some conversation, coffee and pastry! Come one week, all four, or anywhere in between! Meet in the upper parking lot located off Quarry Road. If you park in the lower lot you’ll have to walk up to the upper fields. RSVP required to Sheryl Ball at: sball@actonma.gov or (978) 929-6632. This program is offered free of charge.

Ashley MacLure: Mixed Feelings Exhibit

When: Jun. 3, 9:00AM
Where: Post Road Art Center


MARLBOROUGH: An exhibition of mixed media works by Northborough-based artist Ashley MacLure. The center’s newly-renovated gallery space will host dozens of MacLure’s works employing a variety of unconventional techniques, including collage, photo transfer, ink and Play-Doh, to explore MacLure’s feelings about her past and her mother, as well as hopes and concerns for the future and her daughter. The exhibition opens June 3 with a reception from 3:30-5pm. Admission is free to the public, and the artist will be on hand to discuss her works and answer questions. The exhibition will remain open to the public through June 30 during regular business hours. For more information, visit www.postroadartcenter.com.