Flower Show – Two Calls for Artists

 

 

Now celebrating its 22nd year, the Flower Show is one of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s most popular events.  The Show’s exhibitions are seen by over 1,500 visitors.

The Flower Show offers two call for artists. 

View our Calls for Artists page for details.

 

 

 

 

 

8 Visions

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s “8 Visions” Exhibition

A prestigious, annual group show spotlighting 8 member artists.

  • To apply to be considered for “8 Visions,” artists must exhibit work in the Museum’s Members’ Show and complete an “8 Visions” application. (Typically mid-November is the time for submitting artwork and applying for “8 Visions” consideration.)
  • Our Members’ Show guest juror then reviews the artist’s Members’ Exhibition submission(s) and invites up to 20 applicants to submit a digital portfolio of 12 works for further review. New guest jurors will then choose the 8 artists for the “8 Visions” exhibit held each summer.
  • If selected, “8 Visions” artists will have the opportunity to exhibit approximately 8 works in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery for a month-long group show.  Exhibited work must never have been shown at the AAM.  

 

Top: “8 Visions” 2015 title wall with the work of Lindsey Epstein.

 

 

Artist Jeanne Sturim at the “8 Visions” 2015 Gallery Talk.

 

“8 Visions” 2017 exhibition. Pictured: Work from Wilson Hunt, Betty Harrington and Elizabeth Lind.

 

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 “8 Visions” Exhibiting Artists*

 

2006

  • Elizabeth Arseneau
  • Anna Comella
  • Nancy Cusack
  • Ian Gaudreau
  • Richard Harrington
  • Stephen Metcalf
  • James Moran
  • Betsy Ritz

 

2007

  • Christina Beecher
  • David Lee Black
  • Marcey Buchakjian
  • Beverly Ferguson Deevy
  • Paula De Simone
  • Catherine Jaggi
  • Richard Kattman
  • Abby Rovaldi

 

2008

  • Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo
  • Peter Cambell
  • Linda Perlman Karlesberg
  • Jim McManus
  • Ashley Occhino
  • Andrew Sloan
  • Carol Wontkowski
  • Richard Whitten

 

2009

  • Clare Asch
  • Laura Harvey
  • Jenny Jope
  • William Martin
  • Sarah Mott
  • Barbara Ottmar
  • Claudia Waters
  • Cynthia Whalen Nelson

 

2010

  • Robert Bendt
  • Dianne Dolan
  • Shelly Eager
  • Betsy Cameron Fine
  • Farnaz Mobayyen
  • Tom Musante
  • Lenny Rumpler
  • Jay Wu

 

2011

  • Mary N. Hurwitz
  • Jean Sbarra Jones
  • Mary Kosowski
  • Greg O’Brien
  • Beverly Rippel
  • Cole Swavely
  • Don Swavely
  • Charter Weeks

 

2012

  • Patricia Berube
  • Brenda Cirioni
  • Susan Denniston
  • Virginia Fitzgerald
  • Sand T Kalloch
  • Niva Shrestha
  • Mary L. Taylor
  • Felicia Touhey

 

2013

  • Judith Bertozzi
  • Arlene Chaplin
  • Susan Clark
  • Elizabeth Beaudoin Gouin
  • Linda Pearlman Karlsberg
  • Alan Strassman
  • Aaron Usher
  • Richard Whitten

 

2014

  • Sarah Alexander
  • Cristina Hajosy
  • Debby Krim
  • Valerie Maser-Flanagan
  • Jim McManus
  • Michele Poirier-Mozzone
  • Rebecca Skinner
  • Emily Sorlien

 

2015

  • Peter Campbell
  • Lindsey Epstein
  • Alice Benvie Gebhart
  • Dave Kendrick
  • Steve Mason
  • Jeanne Sturim
  • Valerie Albert Weingard
  • Sue Yang

 

2016

  • Marjorie Ball
  • Laura White Carpenter
  • Bill Clark
  • Marnie Jain
  • Daniel Koterbay
  • Robin Wessman
  • Qiong Xia (Jade)
  • Philip Young

 

2017

  • Pamela Benham
  • Cathy Chin
  • Betty Harrington
  • Wilson Hunt
  • Elizabeth Lind
  • Tracey J. Maroni
  • Kenneth Salome
  • Mandy Rusk-Shamrell

 

 

*This list is under construction and is being expanded to include “8 Visions” artists from before 2006.  Please check back for updates.   

 

Members’ Exhibition 2017

 

Exhibition: December 9th, 2017 – February 1st, 2018

An important Attleboro Arts Museum (AAM) member benefit is the opportunity to annually exhibit original artwork in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery. In the spirit of our tagline – Arts for Everyone – all work is accepted into this exhibition. 

 

The Sun Chronicle previews the 2017 Members’ Exhibition:

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/go/aam-members-exhibition-gift-shop-extravaganza-coming-in-dec/article_52fa59fb-2c32-52ae-886f-98277c821eda.html

 

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Members’ Exhibition 2017 Award Winners

Juror: Sarah Swift, Director of Hera Gallery 

 

Best Representational: Steven Fisher, Eidolon

 

Best Abstract: Fehmida Chipty, Color and Light 5

 

Juror’s Choice Awards:

  • Lisa G. Bailey, Press On
  • Fehmida Chipty, Color and Light 2
  • Carolyn Hagy Kent, The Swede
  • Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Structure #3
  • Howard Rotblat-Walker, Pyramid
  • Sophia Yee, New England Landscape #17

 

Blick Art Materials Awards:

  • Gwyn S. Marathas, A Dream Reinterpreted
  • Betsy Ritz, Chutes & Ladders
  • BarbaraLee Seligman, Crazy Quilt
  • C-J Stevens, Postcards from Beadland-Blue Series No.1

 

Merit Awards:

  • Marjorie Ball, Mill Pond
  • Robin Beckwith, Tesserae
  • George Berberian, Wake Up Barbara
  • Peter Campbell, Eugene Bullard – World’s First Black Fighter Pilot
  • Diana Cole, Pisces
  • Cynthia DiDonato, Juke Box
  • Allison Elia, Cavern
  • Ann-Marie Gillet, Ah-Choo
  • Mark Holme, Horse
  • Bill Lane, Arlington Red Lights
  • Rina Naik, Dreaming of Truro
  • Polly Park, Dawning
  • Chuck Tramontana, Angelus Marineus

 

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Exhibiting Artists 

Jessica Alazraki

Sarah Alexander

Irene B. Allen

John Avakian

Joan Ayotte

Mark Babbidge

Lisa G. Bailey

Deborah Baldizar

Marjorie Ball

Lissa Banks

Lauren Beath

Robin Beckwith

Christina Beecher

Robert Bendt

Pamela Benham

George Berberian

Judith Bertozzi

Jean Bienenfeld

Cara Bishop

David Lee Black

Katie Blundell

Dorothy Boynton

Ana Brenescoto

Herman Brewster

Alexa Briggs

Aaron Brodeur

Eddie Bruckner

Sue Butler

Karen Callan

Helen Callanan

Peter Campbell

Kristin Capezio

Carla Carey

Laura White Carpenter

Nicole Carriere

Vincent Castaldi

Sara Chaloux

Diane Chester-Demicco

Cathy Chin

Fehmida Chipty

Marc Clamage

Susan Clarke

Diana Cole

Florence Como

Janyce Conklin

Anna Couchon

Sara Couchon

Alicia Crespo

Sandra Cunniff

 Dansereau

Ann Latham Daum

Susan Gardiner Daum

Susan J. Davis

Sandy Davis

Jenna Deangelis

Cynthia DiDonato

Linda DiFrenna

Margaret Dougher

James Hird Draper

Sharon D. Eisman

Allison Elia

Tim Elliott

Kristin Elliott

Lindsey Epstein

Michael Evans

Patricia G. Faulkner

John Fazzino

Sarah K. Feragen

Trisha Ferrara

Stephen Fisher

Kerry Fitzgibbon

Tatiana Flis

Raquel Fornasaro

Lyn Freeman

Paul Freeman

Myles Gallagher

Alice Benvie Gebhart

William Gibson

Ann-Marie Gillett

Denise Girouard

Rob Gonsalves

Lisa Granata

Ed Grossman

Dan Gyves

Carolyn Hagy Kent

Ellen M. Hansen

Carol Hansen

Sherie B. Harkins

Betty Lee Harrington

Joan Hausrath

Paul Hitchen

Kate Hoffman

Mark Holme

Celeste Houle

Catherine Howe

Mehr Jabeen Iftikhar

Wendy Ismaili

Marnie Jain

Carol Johnson

Ernest Jost

Matt Kattman

Richard Kattman

Douglas Keough

Raphy Kertenian

Irina Korennaya

Lavanya Kotipalli

Elliot Krieger

Bill Lane

Charles Lanphear

Jeannine Hunter Lazzaro

Sanford Lee

Margo Lemieux

Carolyn Letvin

Jane Lincoln

Vesna Longton

George Lowell

Sasja Lucas

Amelia Lydon

Annette MacAdams

Robin MacDonald-Foley

Kahlan Maguire

Rosemarie Manson

Kiki Maples

Gwyn S. Marathas

Tracey J. Maroni

Caitlyn Marsh

William Martin

Catherine Martin

Bob Martin

Shaun Martins

Roberta Masciarelli

Valerie Maser-Flanagan

Lorraine McCarthy

Sharmon McCaughey

Brian McClear

Alice Nolan Merlone

Stephanie Miksis

Paulette Miller

Dianne E. Miller

Ken Moore

Erin Morlock

Paul M. Murray

Rina Naik

Judi Norris

Danika Notar

Lindsay Nygaard

Sarah O.

Elizabeth O’Connell

Clinton O’Dell

Jennifer O’Keefe

Kristina Occhino

James Olivier

Polly Parke

Linda Pearlman Karlsberg

Theresa Pedrotti

Ashley Pelletier

Caitlin Peterson

Susan Potter

Tyler Putnam

Ben Ramsey

Maira Reinbergs

Susanne Riette

Melissa Riley

Beverly Rippel

Betsy Ritz

Jane E. Robbins

Paul L. Roberti

Frank Robertson

Madeleine O. Robinson

Louetta Romanchak

Howard Rotblat-Walker

Karen Rothman

Tatiana Roulin

Carol Sacks

Kenneth Salome

Stephen Saunders

Ray Scanlon

BarbaraLee Seligman

Em Shaheen

Amanda Sharples

Beverly Silva

Rebecca Skinner

Lyn Slade

James St. Germaine

Dave Stebenne

Cooper Stebenne

C-J Stevens

Lorraine Sullivan

Mari-Ann Suvari

Don Swavely

Jean Thompson

Chuck Tramontana

Jennifer Turner

Terry Van Heusen

Sylvia Vander Sluis

Cathy Villeneuve

Heather M. Wainwright

Andrea Warner

Alan James Weimer

Robin Wessman

Christine West

Natalie Whittington

Mark Wholey

Timothy Wilson

Kate Wilson

Marcia R. Wise

Mary Wojciechowski

Carol Wontkowski

Marian Wrightington

Sophia Yee

Michael Yefko

Philip Young

 

 

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Juror Sarah Swift

Sarah Swift is a visual artist currently living and working in Rhode Island as the Director of Hera Gallery. She spent the last six years living in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from the Pratt Institute of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Painting. She has exhibited her painting, printmaking, and textile work in shows in DUMBO and TriBeCa, and has worked as a studio assistant for multiple artists throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Sarah was certified at Bradley Children’s Hospital to lead expressive arts workshops with inpatient and outpatient adolescent programs, and worked with multiple non-profits as an advocate for mental health awareness. Her own work and visual vocabulary stems from her upbringing in the marine sciences, raised by two oceanographers in southern Rhode Island. She primarily uses recycled and repurposed materials to continue her goal of creating sustainably made art.

 

Hera Gallery

Hera Gallery is the 5th oldest women founded project art space in the United States. Founded in Wakefield, Rhode Island in 1974, Hera Gallery/Hera Educational Foundation was a pioneer in the development of alternative exhibition spaces across the country in the 70s. Originally conceptualized as a venue for women artists, under-represented at the time in commercial galleries and museum collections, Hera has broadened its mission to include the work of regionally and nationally recognized visual artists of both genders who are at all stages of their careers.

Besides seeking a place where women have an equal opportunity to exhibit their work, the founding members were committed to increasing the community’s awareness and exposure to art not readily available in Rhode Island. Their non-profit, artist-run organization has continued to stimulate discussion and challenge perceptions for over 40 years. This creative space has allowed countless artists a place for transformation, exploration, and community with one another.

Today, Hera Gallery is a vital setting in which to view innovative contemporary art in Rhode Island. Hera features eleven months of programming, including gallery artist exhibitions as well as curated, thematic exhibitions featuring regional and national artists. Over the years, Hera has designed its programs to reflect the cultural climate. Because of its flexibility and commitment to presenting exhibitions with artistic merit and integrity Hera has been awarded numerous grants for its exhibitions and programs including grants from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, Rhode Island Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation.

 

 

 

 

The Auctioneer

 

 

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s Art Lovers Book Club launched in January 2010. A dynamic Museum member proposed this artful Book Club idea and the program was launched on a trial basis. After the success of the first meeting it was clear that the Book Club should live on.

Next Meeting of the Art Lovers Book Club:

Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 2-4pm

The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade by Simon de Pury

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In “The Auctioneer,” Simon de Pury, a  distinguished auctioneer and art dealer, provides an account of his flashy career and today’s soaring art market, revealing a jet-setting, powerful, and private club of elites who buy, sell, and collect the world’s most expensive art.

Speaker: Chris Barber, Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts at Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers.  

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated.  Please call 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org by October 19th.  

This event is free and open to readers of the book – as well as those that are interested in the featured topic. 

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About Chris Barber

Chris Barber is a specialist in Skinner’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department. His special areas of interest are American furniture and 19th century folk art. Chris has also had experience working with 18th and 19th century American clocks, nautical and maritime art and antiques, and cataloged an extensive collection of early microscopes.

Chris joined Skinner 2004, and since that time has expanded his role to include auctioneering. An avid supporter of the arts, Chris is a member of the Museum Council at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and often lends his talents to supporting art and antique appraisal events for non-profit and corporate institutions. Prior to joining Skinner, Chris was a member of the American Paintings and Sculpture Department at Christie’s auction house in New York.  He has served as the auctioneer at the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Benefit Art Auction for the past several years and, by popular demand, will be leading the Museum’s 2017 Auction on November 4th.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

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Learn more about The Art Lovers Book Club

 

 

On view in the Ottmar Gallery during this event:

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s 26th Benefit Art Auction Spotlight Exhibition.

 

 

 

Three – A National Juried Exhibition

The Attleboro Arts Museum announces its 2018 National Juried Exhibition Theme: Three

On view from June 14–July 13, 2018.

Opening Reception: June 14th, 7-9pm.

Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations of the number THREE. Consider: three meals a day; the fading three-ring circus; three strikes – you’re out; three French hens; the Three Musketeers; leaves of three – let it be; a shiny tricycle; a classic triple decker; three-alarm fires … a prime challenge with a magic number.  Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded.

 

Call for Artists

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Entry Guidelines:

  • Each artist may submit up to two different entries
  • All mediums & interpretations of THREE from US artists will be juried
  • There is no size limit for 2D, however all entries (both 2D & 3D) cannot weigh over 100 lbs each
  • Triptychs will be considered one entry
  • Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Attleboro Arts Museum

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Specifications: Each artist may submit a maximum of two different entries. We will accept ONE jpg for each 2D submission and TWO jpgs with different views for each 3D or installation submission. Each file must be named with the title of the piece (example: bermudatriangle.jpg, or for 3D/installation submissions the files should be named, threecheers3D-1.jpg and threecheers3D-2.jpg, showing the different views). Audio and video submissions are welcome. If selected, all technology must be supplied by the artist.

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Entry fees: $18 covers payment for up to two entries for Museum members; $25 covers up to two entries for non-members. You can join as a member when you pay for your submission(s).  All fees are non-refundable.

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Entry Deadline:

  • Tuesday, April 24th at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (MT) via CaFÉ – www.callforentry.org
  • The THREE call for artists on CaFÉ will go live mid-January, 2018
  • Email or hand-delivered entries will not be accepted

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Notification of Decision: All artists will receive notification of the juror’s decision sent to the email address that they have provided by Thursday, May17th at 7 PM, MT. Additionally, all accepted works will be posted on www.attleboroartsmuseum.org.  All artists are expected to check the in-box of the email that they provided and/or the Museum’s website listing for notification of the juror’s decision. Please no inquiries.

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IF YOUR ARTWORK IS ACCEPTED:

Delivery of All Accepted Work: To properly record and install all accepted pieces, all work (and detailed hanging instructions, if applicable) must be delivered between May 18th and June 5th, from 10 AM – 3 PM, EST.  We’re closed Sundays & Mondays, and Saturday, May 26th. We cannot accept your artwork before May 18th or after June 5th. Accepted work can be either hand-delivered or shipped to the Attleboro Arts Museum. Installations that require assembly by the artist must be scheduled in advance of delivery.  You can arrange to send a representative to deliver and/or pick up your artwork for you. The Attleboro Arts Museum is not responsible for making these arrangements for exhibiting artists. 

Mark all accepted artwork with the artist’s name, address, city/state/zip, phone, email, title of piece, dimensions (w x h x d), weight (no more than 100 lbs) and sale price (if applicable). Download a THREE Loan Agreement and Delivery Checklist from www.attleboroartsmuseum.org and submit with your accepted artwork (both forms will be available by spring 2018)

Artists are responsible for all payments associated with the shipping of their work.  All shipped work must include: 1) $10 handling fee – per piece, 2) Pre-paid return shipping label, 3) Payment of shipping vendor’s pick-up fee, 4) A photo of your artwork on the outside of your package, 5) A completed THREE Loan Agreement and Delivery Checklist (both forms will be available by spring 2018).

Send to: Attleboro Arts Museum, THREE, 86 Park St., Attleboro, MA, 02703.  Fees are non-refundable. Checks payable to Attleboro Arts Museum.

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Presentation: All accepted work must be framed, gallery-wrapped or finished on the edges and ready to hang at delivery with a sturdy wire hanging system. See the Museum’s website Exhibitions & Events/Framing Guidelines for details. We recommend neutral frames and white or off-white mats. Any pieces that do not match the juror’s decision, or are not the piece that was accepted, will not be installed, and will be returned COD.

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Sales: All art sales are subject to the Museum’s commission of 30% for Museum members, 40% for non-members. Work does not need to be for sale.

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Insurance: The Attleboro Arts Museum will insure all work from the date of arrival at the Museum through the stated pick-up dates. The maximum insurance amount covers up to an artist’s value of $2000, with a $500 deductible payable by the artist. The Museum is not responsible for loss or damage in shipping, or for insuring art during shipping. Art left beyond the final pick-up date of July 17th at 3 PM EST, will not be insured.

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In-person Pick-up of Exhibited Work: July 13th from 4-5 PM, EST & July 14th and 17th; 10 AM – 3 PM, EST. Work left beyond July 17th at 3 PM, EST will be charged $5 per day per piece, payable at late pickup.

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Return of Work–Shipped by the Museum: All work will be packed and shipped by July 19th. You must enclose pre-paid shipping labels for the return of your work (that also covers the shipping vendor’s pick-up fee) and a $10 handling fee per piece. Checks payable to Attleboro Arts Museum.  If you are within driving distance we would appreciate an in-person pick-up.

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All dates, specifications & fees are non-negotiable. Questions: 508.222.2644 x13

 

 

 

 

Image: Mandy Rusk-Shamrell

Teen Docent Program

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Attleboro Arts Museum Teen Docents lead museum tours and educational experiences for children and families.

Teen Docents are volunteers that come from all backgrounds and interests, but they all share a common passion for art and engaging with children and families.

All docents will receive free training from Museum staff. No prior museum experience is required.

This program is open to students in grades 9 – 12.

The Teen Docent Program is a community service opportunity. Participants gain service credit during the summer and school year.

Interested? Email: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org using the subject ”TEEN DOCENT.”

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A teen docent, Liz, discusses the work of “8 Visions” exhibition artists with young art campers.

 

 

Arts A Blast – Create Your Own Custom Art Class at the Attleboro Arts Museum

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A Creative Night Out With Your Friends!

With seven or more friends you can design your own custom art class at the Attleboro Arts Museum. We have wonderful instructors who specialize in everything from drawing, painting, ceramics, and more! This is a great birthday party idea, friend’s creative outing or family bonding time.

The Attleboro Arts Museum is happy to coordinate with each group on scheduling a custom art class. Of note: custom art classes are subject to scheduling constraints due to Museum programs, exhibitions and events. Please contact us at least 1 month in advance for booking a custom art class.

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Choose from our most popular art class options:

  • Still-life Drawing in Charcoals or Pastels
  • Landscape Painting in Acrylics or Watercolors
  • Specialty Art Classes (additional fees may apply): Beginner’s Pottery Wheel; Encaustic Painting; Digital Photography and more!

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A 3 hour session starts at $32 mem; $38 non-mem per person!

A minimum of 7 students is required. Additional fees may apply for specialty art classes.

 

Your custom-designed art class will go at your pace and focus specifically on your group’s interests and creative goals. We can accommodate any age group and any skill level. All you need is the desire to create! Students under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years).

 

TO SCHEDULE A CUSTOM ART CLASS: Please contact Abby Rovaldi, AAM Programs Coordinator at 508-222-2644 x15 or arovaldi@attleboroartsmuseum.org. The Museum is handicap accessible.

 

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LOCATION:

Attleboro Arts Museum

86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

508-222-2644; www.attleboroartsmuseum.org

Parking is free in our convenient lot.

 

 

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