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October 20, 2012, Westboro Gallery Hosts 'Reflections of Nature'

September 20, 2012, Ian Tink's exhibit featured in Boston Globe

July 27, 2012, Westboro Exhibit let's viewers 'find their own story'

July 25, 2012, Dominicanos! new photography exhibit, features the faces of the Dominican Republic

April 13, 2012, Vitale's phots are also a 'journey': Northboro artist's exhibit opens Sunday in Westborough

January 22, 2012, Upton photographer featured at Westboro Gallery

December 4, 2011, Luminous paintings of Dr. J. Barry Hanshaw on view in Westborough

September 25, 2011, Westborough exhibit of a most violent nature

September 17, 2011, Local artists exhibit at Westboro Gallery

July 27, 2011, The permaculture movement grows from underground

May 12, 2011, Westboro Gallery features landscape work of two area artists

March 21, 2011, Westboro Gallery exhibit combines complementary materials in 'Fiber/Glass'

February 15, 2011, Colors Explode at the Westboro Gallery's New Show

December 22, 2010, Local Artist Turns Wood Pieces Into Masterpieces

October 6, 2010, Artist Janine Schmitt's exhibition announcement in Westborough Mag

September 3, 2010, Artist Doug DeWolfe profiled in Westborough News

August 15, 2010, Whitinsville Photographer, Bill Lewis, profiled in Milford Daily News

Sunday, November 28, 2010, Westboro Gallery Holiday Open House

Holiday flyer

The Westboro Gallery opens its doors for a Holiday Open House, Sunday, November 28, 2010, 4-7 PM, to celebrate the annual tree lighting and arrival of Santa at the nearby Westboro rotary.

Visit the Gallery while attending the annual tree lighting and waiting for Santa. Warm-up with free hot cider and cookies, and browse the unique, local, fine artists' works and handcrafted items. A limited supply of $20.00 potted, Dwarf Alberta Spruce trees will also be available for that evening only.

Sunday, May 8, 20010, Outdoor Art Exhibition and Sale at Hopkinton Stone and Gardnens

The Westboro Gallery will be holding an Outdoor Art Exhibition and Sale at Hopkinton Stone and Gardens, Inc. on Saturday, May 8th. Artwork by members of the gallery will be on display at the garden center from 8am to 5pm.

Stop by the nursery to choose a special and personal gift of art for Mother’s Day, while also taking advantage of the garden center’s farm overstock sale. Hopkinton Stone and Gardens also will offer one free 1-gallon daylily per family for Mother’s Day Weekend.

A wide range of mediums will be available—from pastel, acrylic and watercolor paintings, to a large selection of framed photographs and lithographs. Unique wood carvings, assemblages and pottery also will be available for purchase, along with handcrafted jewelry, lampworked glass gifts and hand-made greeting cards.

Hopkinton Stone and Gardens is located just off Route 495 (exit 21A) at 32 Lumber Street in Hopkinton, MA. A family-owned and operated nursery and garden center; Hopkinton Stone and Gardens has been in business for more than 13 years. They specialize in quality trees, shrubs and perennials, and offer landscape design and planting services.

The Westboro Gallery presents works by established and talented emerging Central New England artists and artisans. Since 1998 the not-for-profit cooperative’s mission has been to bring art to the community and to support its members, enabling them to show and sell their work.

For more information about the Art Exhibition and Sale, contact The Westboro Gallery at (508) 870-0110 or Hopkinton Stone and Gardens at (508) 435-7376.

Sunday, March 15, 2009, “Medieval Art and Falconry” Special Event

Westboro Gallery Presents Medieval and Renaissance Art and Falconry Presentation – March 15, 1 PM

Westboro Gallery artist Andy Volpe will present a lecture on Medieval and Renaissance Art and Falconry at Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St., Westboro, on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Volpe specializes in pencil drawings and printmaking, his work focusing on raptors (owls, hawks, eagles, and falcons). He'll explain drawing and printing techniques used during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and will read excerpts from period books on art and artists, such as Cennini's “Il Libro dell' Arte” (“The book about Art”) from the 1430's.

Joining Volpe as a special guest will be “Rulers of the Wind” Raptor educator Larry Keating, who will bring some live raptors and discuss the ancient sport of Falconry (hunting with raptors), which was a major status symbol and sport in Medieval Europe.

Volpe's artwork is displayed and on sale at the Westboro Gallery, 8 W. Main St., Westboro, and its satellite gallery at Tatnuck Booksellers. Volpe is an avid history buff and living historian giving regular presentations at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester as a Roman soldier with Legion III Cyrenaica, a 1st century Roman living history group, and with the Company of the Wolfe Argent, a 15th century living history group. Volpe also gives living history presentations to schools and colleges.

Keating is an area science teacher, who also gives live Raptor programs at various venues in the New England region, including Broad Meadow Brook Mass Audubon Sanctuary in Worcester, MA, Rhode Island Audubon Society Raptor Festival, and has also presented at Higgins Armory and Tatnuck Booksellers for an “Owls of Harry Potter” program.

June 2, 2008
The Westboro Gallery (www.westborogallery.com), which has been honored as Boston magazine's “2008 Best of Boston Home Award in recognition of quality and excellence,” presents works by established and emerging Central New England artists and artisans. Since 1998 the not-for-profit cooperative's mission has been to bring art to the community and to support its members, enabling them to show and sell their work Besides sponsoring the high school art scholarship, the gallery presents occasional cultural and educational events for the public both at its home space and its satellite location at Tatnuck Bookseller & Café on Lyman Street.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

"Falconry and Art" Special Event

The Westboro Gallery is sponsoring a special event at its satellite exhibition space inside Tatnuck Bookseller & Café, 19 Lyman Street, abutting the Westboro Shopping Center.

"Falconry and Art," to be presented from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, will consist in part of a lecture by Julie Collier, a licensed raptor rehabilitator and educator, who will bring live raptors to illustrate her discussion of birds and the medieval sport of falconry (hunting with raptors). Among them will be the kestrel, the smallest falcon used in hunts; the merlin, traditionally a popular falcon of the lower classes; and an incredible golden eagle, a bird used historically only by kings and emperors.

The event will co-feature Andy Volpe, an artist with The Westboro Gallery, who will relate aspects of medieval and renaissance drawing techniques. Together, Collier and Volpe will discuss falconry, its role in medieval culture, and the artwork that helped illustrate the sport.

Julie Collier is a cofounder of Wingmasters (www.wingmasters.net), a state and federally licensed organization which provides educational presentations using real raptors to dozens of schools, museums, and libraries every year throughout New England. Ms. Collier, an experienced pen-and-ink artist, also will bring some of her own work to show.

As a member of The Westboro Gallery, Andy Volpe exhibits works in graphite and in various printmaking techniques ranging from etchings to wood engravings.. “My interest in birds of prey began in childhood while growing up in Sturbridge, but it developed heavily during college,” Volpe says. One of the few non-biology majors at Westfield State College to take a course on ornithology, he graduated cum laude in 2000 with a degree in fine arts, and volunteered at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Wildlife Clinic for a number of years.

The award-winning artist’s work has been featured in a number of exhibitions and the Grafton resident has given workshops on wildlife art in various educational settings. He has also done a workshop at Higgins Armory Museum, where he is employed part-time as a re-enactor. Volpe does public demonstrations on historical themes at the museum and is currently researching medieval and renaissance drawing and printing techniques.

June 4 & 5, 2005

Special Gallery Event - "Summer Sparkle"
Artisans' weekend jewelry trunk show. Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5, 2005, 11am - 5pm.

June 2, 2005

The Westboro Gallery is observing its seventh year as a cooperative. In celebration, the new summer show will present members’ work throughout the entire space. An opening reception for the exhibit, titled "The Seventh Anniversary Members’ Show," will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, at the gallery, 8 West Main St., just off the rotary in downtown Westboro.

Artworks on display will include a variety of media, among them oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, monotypes, multimedia pieces, woodcarvings and marble sculpture. Artisan works will include ceramics, jewelry, weavings, decorative tiles, and more.

This community of artists was founded in May 1998 by Therese Marino Bacharz in order to foster exhibition and sales opportunities, as well as fellowship. It comprises a blend of talented emerging and professional artists and fine craftspeople from throughout Central New England. A core group of longtime members ensures that the not-for-profit gallery’s mission continues to be achieved, and Mrs. Bacharz currently serves as managing director.

The gallery’s board of directors looks monthly at the works and portfolios of those who would like to be considered for membership. Some slots are now available.

In addition to quarterly opening receptions, The Westboro Gallery hosts related events throughout the year, all of which are open to the public. The next event is a weekend jewelry trunk show titled "Summer Sparkle,’’ scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 4 and 5, 2005, and presented by the gallery’s two artisan jewelers.

The anniversary show will remain through Aug. 28, 2005, and the viewing space is handicapped-accessible.

March 5, 2005

"Mary’s Contrary Garden," an exhibition of computer-enhanced photographs by Mary Harrington, will be the new featured show at The Westboro Gallery March 5 through May 22. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on March 5 at 4:00 – 7:30 p.m, with a snow date of March 12, 2005.

This exhibit, a gentle breath of spring air during a snowy winter, features evocative works created from photo images of flowers growing in the artist’s own garden, as well as that of her mother, an avid gardener. "The New England growing season is just too short, and I love capturing flowers at their peak bloom," she says.

The artistic process begins with a 35 mm Nikon camera fitted with a macro lens. "The macro lens is perfect for photographing flowers. It allows me to get in close, and renders beautiful detail," Ms. Harrington explains. "But I don’t want my artwork to look like a seed catalog," she adds, pointedly. "Using Adobe Photoshop I am able to use the vivid colors and textures of the blooms to create images that can be enjoyed all winter long."

She achieves engagingly unique effects by scanning her images into the computer program, manipulating and enhancing them, and finally, printing the works on art paper. Some pieces are created using both original photos and scans from old periodicals, post cards, vintage portraits, junkyard finds and attic treasures. She often uses Celtic knot designs as a framework for backgrounds created from her photographs. Her work is in a number of private collections.

Mary Harrington earned a B.S. cum laude in Media Communications from Framingham State College and has completed courses in art and design at the Worcester Art Museum. The former copy/photo editor, free-lance writer and magazine photographer was recipient, as a newspaper photographer, of a Massachusetts Press Association Best Spot News Photo award, as well as a Harte Hanks Honorable Mention for best feature photo in the children’s category.

Represented by The Westboro Gallery for the past year and a half, and also a member of Craftworks in Northboro, Ms. Harrington works full time as a communications director for a trade association, has two grown children, and lives in Westboro.

Sunday, November 28, 2004 - The Second Annual Westboro Village Stroll
Westboro Downtown Business Assoc.

Westboro Downtown Business Association committee members above are:

Back L-R: Margaret Yan, Leon Collectibles; Grace Mowczko, Vintage Collectibles; Therese M. Bacharz, The Westboro Gallery.

Front: Maureen Tallon, Children Of The World; Michele Conway, Westboro Cultural Council.

Missing from the photo are: Ann Marie Pantos and Candy Jackman, Studio 21.


The Westboro Downtown Business Association is sponsoring their second annual Village Stroll on Sunday, November 28, 2004 from 12 noon to 7 PM. The WDBA invites townspeople and residents of neighboring towns to stroll downtown and explore the shops of Westboro. Many downtown businesses will decorate, offer refreshments, demonstrations, discounts, coupons, and lots of holiday spirit. The event takes place the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the same day as the Lighting of the Trees Ceremony, which will be from 5 PM to 7 PM. Last year, the first annual Village Stroll was a great success with at least 2000 people visiting the participating stores and enjoying the Lighting of the Trees.

The WDBA would like people to explore and rediscover the uniqueness of our downtown. Some of the events that day are:

At this time WDBA consists of thirty sponsoring merchants, most of whom will be open on November 28, 2004. Look for posters in shop windows and flyers, with maps and discounts, will be in the downtown stores and distributed at the two Stop and Shops on Sun., Nov. 21, 2004.

Special thanks to The Westboro Savings bank for their generous sponsorship. Look for the red balloons on November 28, come on down, and enjoy the second annual Village Stroll!

November 28, 2004 - February 20, 2004
"Explorations," an exhibit of oil paintings by Gloria Carter, will be featured at The Westboro Gallery Nov. 28 through Feb. 20, 2004. An opening reception with the artist will be held at the gallery, 8 W. Main St., 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. Sunday Nov. 28 to coincide with the second annual Village Stroll, sponsored by The Westboro Downtown Business Association. A snow date for the reception is 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004.

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, 2 p.m.
A concert by Trio Cantabile is planned in the intimate setting of the gallery. The trio comprises oboist Hope Havens of Shrewsbury and flutists Cam Sowa and Pamela Kapitz, both of Westboro. All have performed professionally at various events as well as with instrumental ensembles and regional symphonies. The program will include pieces from the Baroque and Classical periods, as well as haunting Hungarian and familiar 15th-to-16th-century rounds. This event is also free and open to the public.

Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, 6 p.m.
Andy Volpe will give a talk and demonstration of his printmaking techniques and the technical aspects of his drawing Mr. Volpe is currently the gallery’s featured artist whose body of works entitled "Visions" are on exhibit through Nov. 14, 2004. The artist, of Grafton, has been a volunteer at Tufts Veterinary School for three years. Because much of his subject matter deals with birds of prey, joining him will be a few live raptors, along with their handler, Julie Collier, a licensed raptor rehabilitator and educator, who co-runs Wingmasters (www.wingmasters.net). This event is free and open to adults and children.

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