Community Gallery


The Community Gallery is located in the lobby of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Emory Street entrance.  For over a decade the Museum has been pleased to offer this prominent gallery space as an exhibition opportunity for both promising and professional artist members. By showcasing one or more member artist(s) per month, the Community Gallery maximizes the exposure of unique art and contact with Museum viewers. Artworks on display are new works that are currently being produced within the exhibiting artist’s portfolios.

To learn more about exhibition opportunities in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Community Gallery contact or 508-222-2644 x15.



Community Gallery 

“Dumpster Art” – A Photography Series by Joe Rattie

Exhibition: August 2nd – 30th, 2019 

Museum Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat from 10am-4pm

Closed on Saturday, Aug 31st


Cities are in a state of constant change as buildings are rehabbed and repurposed. The beast of burden of the construction industry is the dumpster.  Its sole purpose is to hold and transport demolition debris to the dump.  Over time the inside walls develop a patina of scrapes, scratches, gouges, rust and a buildup of various construction residues.


“As I peer into a dumpster I observe this mystique of happenstance and see in it abstract patterns forming ‘Dumpster Art.’  I interpreted these patterns and produced the images presented in this exhibition,” remarks Joe Rattie.


Joe Rattie is a digital abstract photographer working primarily on the streets of Providence, RI.  Upon retiring in 2017, from a 40-year career as an Operating Room Nurse, Rattie rekindled his passion for photography.  His close focus images have a resemblance to impressionistic paintings.  Rattie embraces the hands-on approach that digital photography affords the artist and finds the new tools and techniques coupled with a fast computer and a high quality digital printer give him total control of his images.




  • Beyond the Edge (top), photography
  • Deconstruction, photography
























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