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The Arts

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In an effort to support the local community, Adriana’s will showcase the artistic talents of local painters, photographers, and crafters. Pieces from the Winthrop Arts Association (WAA) will be on display and many will be available for sale March-May at Adriana's.

Featured artists include: 



Beverly graduated from Massachusetts College Art and was the recipient of a Midwest Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin.  She taught in many different school systems and retired from the Somerville Public Schools.  In 1969, she founded the Winthrop Art Association.  Ms. Brody Barisano is also a member of the National and Massachusetts Art Education Associations. She has shown her work in many galleries.  Beverly has been included in local, regional, and national competitions and exhibitions.  She works in oils, water-based paints, collages, and graphics.




James was originally self-taught. He was awarded the Boston Globe Scholastic Gold Key and Blue Ribbon in 1982. That same year he took a life drawing course at The Art Institute of Boston. James graduated from Butera School of Art. After college, he worked for Jordan Marsh Advertising and then Allied Advertising Agency, where he was an art director for 21 years. Now James illustrates at leisure and occasionally is commissioned on a variety of projects. 





Dawn is a mainly self-taught artist who refined her skills while studying at the Museum of Fine Arts.  Dawn also apprenticed with the artist Verdi in Montreal. She has been part of the local art community for decades, collaborating with fellow painters, photographers, and craftsmen and women. Her work is on display in several countries and the U.S. Work also hangs in the Winthrop Town Hall and the Winthrop Library. She works in several mediums, specializing in pen and ink.


Harriet has been a resident of Winthrop for the past seven years.  She has been a member of the Winthrop Art Association and been painting for the past fifteen years.  She is retired from the Boston Conservatory and Boston Arts Academy. Harriet now can spend time of her music and artwork.



Brenda received a BFA from Mass Collage of Art and continued her studies at the California Collage of Arts and Crafts, majoring in graphics and focusing on etching, lithography, and woodcut.  Later, Brenda studied Art Therapy with Professor Xenia Lucus at Boston University and worked with disabled veterans and juvenile offenders.  Her work interprets the human figure, animals, and landscapes. Recently she has been painting furniture and walking canes. Brenda is a proud, founding member of the Winthrop Arts Association. 




Caroline is a retired Boston schoolteacher, who turned her photography hobby into a passion. She is a member of Winthrop Art Association and the Greater Lynn Photographic Association. Caroline has had her photography on display at numerous local venues on the North Shore. She has also received awards for her varied photography: landscapes, iconic structures, travel images, and local scenery. Caroline’s photography has been recognized by the Essex National Heritage Commission. For more information and examples of her work, please visit:




Kara has always had a camera in her hands.  She went to sea at 14 on the restored Brig Unicorn, the famed pirate ship.  She has worked on tall ships, tugboats, research vessels and schooners.  On all of her travels and explorations, she brought her camera to capture the scenes.  Kaari is an award -winning photographer and her work has been published.




Phyllis' fiber work began in the 80's in Bath, England.  She has focused on the art of Hooking, using linen backing and yarn.  She usually starts with something useful and lets the project lead her into a joyful, colorful conclusion.  




Frank is an accomplished, award-winning watercolor painter, developed from his commissions as an architectural illustrator for over fifty years.  He is a long-time member of the WAA, signature member of the New England Watercolor Society (N.E.W.S.), elected member of the Salmagundi Club of New York, and other area art associations. He has been selected for, and won awards in, national and regional events and shows. He is also exhibiting artist at the Mayor’s Rose Garden annual fundraiser for the City of Boston; and is regularly invited by many art groups for his lively, informative demos. Articles on his work have appeared in Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air, Cape Cod Life, Art New England, Boston, and Points East magazines, among other publications. A number of his demo videos can be found on You-Tube. His watercolor work is regularly commissioned for homes, portraits, urban and nature scenes, weddings, and other special projects for his Winthrop, North Shore, regional and national customers.




Denny works in a law firm and recently started photography, about five years ago. Since starting, she’s found she had a knack for it.  Denny joined the Winthrop Art Association and has won awards with her photos.




Marty does a lot of walking in Winthrop and always has his camera in his pocket. He finds It’s amazing what you can “see” when you take notice. The town is filled with interesting people and sights, and Marty has tried to capture many of these scenes. Marty often says that the best camera to use is the one you have with you. 




Judith attended Massachusetts College of Art. Her mediums include Illustration, sculpture, charcoal, and acrylics. Judy very much enjoys being part of the arts community. 

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