October 2018

The Charles River Inspires Award Winning Art

Last weekend the 54th annual Head of the Charles took place and people from all over the country gathered to watch the highly-anticipated and illustrious event. However, the Charles River is celebrated for many other things as well, from the scenic Charles River views to the beautiful Boston architecture that contribute to the history of the river. The Upper Gallery’s current show, Along the Charles, celebrates these elements and activities that make the Charles so iconic.

Five Quick Questions: Kathleen Hudson

This week we are getting to know more about Kathleen Hudson in our series "5 Quick Questions" in which we interview different Co|So members about their lives as artists. This week Kathleen tells us what inspires her to create art, what her art says about her, and how she produces her artwork.

Kathleen Hudson, Evening on the Charles, oil, 14 x 20"

Memories of Painting on Cape Ann

During the month of September, Copley artist member Ann Marie O’Dowd was living in Gloucester, taking in the vistas of the North Shore. Every day she painted lobster boats, sandy beaches, and fishermen as she got to know her way around the small coastal community.

Last week Ann Marie gave a talk at the Cape Ann Museum in front of Cape Ann residents and non-residents alike. To let the audience experience the artist residency through her eyes, she showed pictures and videos of the scenery and her painting process on a slideshow.