New England Scenes Opening Reception at Stetson Gallery

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Artist, teacher, and author Sheila Farren Billings of Salem will exhibit a selection of her work, “New England Scenes” in the Stetson Art Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead throughout the month of November. Sheila Billings will hold her opening reception on Sunday, November 11 from Noon-2 p.m. at the church, located at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. She will also hold an informal “meet-the-artist” availability in the gallery on Sunday, Nov. 4 from noon-2 p.m.


While Sheila Billings’s formal training in art came at Salem State College, she was raised in a family of artists, with “works-in-progress” strewn throughout her home as an inspiration to creativity. Her work, which spans many mediums, reflects her upbeat attitude, with its straightforward style and true colors.


Sheila Billings is a member of the Society of Book Writers and Illustrators, and has written, illustrated, and collaborated on several books. She is also an educator who has taught in Salem and Beverly. She now works from her home studio in Salem.


“New England Scenes” is a collection of work inspired by the beauty of New England. Paintings were created both on location and from photographs, and include ocean scenes, historic buildings, gardens, and quaint neighborhoods. While the acrylic and watercolor paintings on exhibit are realistic, others are more whimsical and employ a variety of media. For more information about Sheila Billings’s work, visit www.SheilaBillings.com.


Stetson Gallery was founded in 1995 to showcase artist members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead and the wider artistic community. Stetson Gallery is open during Church events, when Church staff are in the building, and by appointment. If Gallery lights are on and the door to the Gallery is unlocked, visitors may enjoy the exhibit. In addition, the Church Administrator and the curators can make themselves available to show an exhibit. Please call the Administrator at 781-639-1215, email the curators at stetson@uumarblehead.org, or call curators Anthony Silva (508-641-0767) or Jo Ann Silva (617-285-6265) to arrange an appointment.


Calendar: Sunday, Nov. 4: 12-2 p.m. Meet the artist availability to view New England Scenes exhibit with artist Sheila Billings, Stetson Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead.


Calendar: Sunday, Nov. 11, 12-2 p.m.: Opening reception for “New England Scenes” exhibit of the work of Sheila Farren Billings, Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead.


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