Brush and Paint, Wool and Hooks

The Gallery’s mid-winter show on display from December 1, 2018 to February 22, 2019 is Brush and Paint, Wool and Hooks, featuring the work of artist Gretchen Moran and the Duxbury Rug Hookers.  The public is invited to attend our opening reception on Monday, December 3rd from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

The art on display is for sale and the artists have generously agreed to donate 10% of the sale price from each painting to the Plymouth Public Library in support of our ongoing efforts to promote the arts in our community!  You can view and download the exhibition list here.

Gretchen Moran

Gretchen is a graduate of Connecticut College, having majored in art.  She subsequently obtained a Master’s Degree in Art Education from the Massachusetts College of Art, followed by certification from the Art Institute of Chicago as an art therapist.  Along the way she earned a certificate from the University of Rhode Island as a Master Gardener.  Her twin interests in painting and horticulture find expression in this show.

Gretchen has studied under prominent teachers, including George Nick, Jon Imber, Jason Berger and Elizabeth Ahern.  Her painting style is basically expressionistic realism, usually dealing with landscapes and still lifes, executed in acrylic, collage and linocuts.  She has exhibitied in many shows, both solo and group, and has won her share of awards.  She has served on the Board of Arts Worcester; her associations include the Russell Gallery in Plymouth, the South Shore Art Gallery, the North River Art Association and the Duxbury Rug Hookers.

The Duxbury Rug Hookers

The Duxbury Rug Hookers are a group of women who are passionate about rug hooking.  They hook in many different styles, using new and recycled wool fabric cut in strips of varying widths; their stitches are big and small; their colors bright and muted, hand-dyed or off the bolt; their subjects varied.

Begun approximately twenty years ago, they meet regularly to hook on Tuesday mornings at the Duxbury Senior Center.  Simply put, they are a group of women who enjoy rug hooking, learn from each other, and have become good friends.


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