Akillian Gallery, Massasoit Community College
Now thru Nov. 6, a two-person show featuring Ruthe A. Sholler of Quincy and William E. Beyer of Brockton. Ruthe’s work in pastel, oil, and printmaking, paired with Bill’s work in watercolor, offers contrasting examples on the creative process, one of exploration into various media and one dedicated to a life-long pursuit in a single media. What they share is a curious perspective that invites the viewer to linger a while and take in the view, as they did when the scene was transported to canvas.
In the summer of 2005, Ruthe studied at Studio Camnitzer in Valdottavo, Italy. Several works in this exhibition were inspired by her time there. Currently, she is a faculty member at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA and is a past faculty member of the Art League of Bonita Springs, FL. From 1975 to 1996, She was an art educator for the Hingham Public Schools in MA. She is an award winning artist whose works have been exhibited in juried shows at the Copley Society, Boston; South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Plymouth Art Guild, and many more. Ms. Sholler is a member of the Monotype Guild of New England.
William E. Beyer is a long time Brockton resident who volunteers his time and talent for numerous community events and fundraising efforts. Limited edition prints were made from several works on exhibit. He graduated from Pratt Institute in New York, and spent his career as an award winning commercial artist. He is a member of the Copley Society, Scituate Art Society, Plymouth Art Association, Quincy Art Association, and former board member of the Brockton Art Museum (now the Fuller Craft Museum). Mr. Beyer has exhibited his work in Utah, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, and New England, including the Copley Society, Boston, The Small, Small, World Gallery in Rockport, the Todd Gallery, Wellesley, L’Attitude Gallery, Boston, and Frame-it Studio & Gallery, Milton and Plymouth. He participates in juried shows, and exhibits his work in one-man shows, and private collections. Mr. Beyer is listed in the “Currier” book of American Artists has served as Chairman of the Board of the Milton Art Museum. He is founder and past event chairman of the annual Arts Affair at Marina Bay in Quincy. For his many years of service and dedication to this event, an award was named in his honor. Ruthe A. Sholler was the recipient of this year’s William E. Beyer Award for Best of Show.
Gallery Hours: M-F 10:00 to 4:00pm, or by appointment. Café Hours: M-Th. 7:30-8:00pm, F-1:30pm. Public welcome. Free exhibition.
Massasoit Community College, 900 Randolph Street, Canton, MA 02021. For more information call 781-821-2222, Ext. 2124. www.massasoit.mass.edu