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Art exhibits return to Broadmead

By Ross Jones

“Broadmead Collects” is a diverse exhibition of paintings and photographs from the personal collections of 30 residents. It is scheduled to open in this month in the Community Center’s main reception area, now called South Hall.

Another show, “Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience,” will open in April. Maril (1908-1986), a Baltimore native, was a highly acclaimed abstract modernist painter, and his work has been acquired by many museums and private collectors. The exhibit will be enhanced by several lectures about Maril’s art, including a talk by his son, David, a resident of Provincetown, MA.

The upcoming shows are sponsored by the recently organized Broadmead Art Council, composed of residents, senior staff, and a professional consultant. A goal of the Council is to enhance Broadmead’s long-standing reputation as an organization that values the arts. Chairing the Council are Ross Jones and Jackie Mintz. Harriet Goldman will co-chair an Exhibits subcommittee, and Alice Cherbonnier will co-chair an Acquisitions subcommittee.

The Council also intends to create a permanent art collection for the community, to be acquired through gifts, bequests, and longterm loans. Several cash pledges already have been made for this purpose.

The Council will work cooperatively with the long-standing program of exhibits that have been mounted in East Hall, which have largely focused on works created or collected by residents as well as works by local artists. Carolyn Murphy, a member of the Council, has guided that popular series for several years.

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