the Copley Society

January 28th, 2008

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.       Margaret Meade

In 1879 a small group of thoughtful, committed artists gathered together to create the Copley Society.
Ever since, undoubtedly with much challenge through the years, it
been a quality venue for exhibition for many artists. The society is named for John Singleton Copley, a renowned  American portrait and historical painter who was born in Boston in 1738 and died in England in 1815.

Recently renamed Co/So, the gallery is spacious and well presented. I am very pleased to become a member. The quality of the work is terrific, and the location is excellent: Newbury Street in Boston. I missed

the  opening because of the USVI Coral Reef course, but finally got down to Boston last weekend to see the exhibit.

It was a nice surprise was to see work by Sean Callahan hung next to mine. It's a small world, after all.  He is a wonderful watercolorist whose work I have admired for years. Sean lives in Vergennes, Vermont, not far from here. His studio is called "Dog Tired Studio."  His website is very impressive too. Sean's work captures the spirit of the creatures he paints, and yet maintains a painterly transparency and luminosity that is quite lovely.

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