Clemens Gallery

Paintings of Marianne F. Buckley Curran
December 3, 2016 - January 5, 2017

Marianne paints in oils, watercolors and acrylics, and on small canvases and wall murals. She also teaches art at the South Shore Charter Public School in Norwell and for the Town of Hull through the Community Education Program. 

Artist Statement:

Art is a visual form of communication. So much of what we experience in life is through this sense. If, as an artist I can capture a moment in time and convey that into a painting that other people can also reflect upon, experience and hopefully appreciate then I have met my goal. I strive for three things when I create a composition. First to express the idea, “What am I trying to say?” The piece must have a clear message. Secondly that message must be delivered in a good design that enhances and supports the objective and thirdly but no less important, is the effect of light on the form, with local colors and in conjunction with what I am saying.  

For the past few years I have dedicated myself to the development of my personal artistic voice. The creative process, which has given substance to my voice, is not only fed and stimulated visually but also through my additional senses of smell, hearing, taste and touch.  Living in Hull, I can witness firsthand the coolness of an ocean breeze, the taste of the salt air, the fine spray upon my face, the crash of the tide upon the bank and the vision of the sun dancing off the surface water.

It is this example of assimilation that combines with individual uniqueness to create my art.
Marianne F. Buckley Curran

2017 Clemens Gallery Schedule

  • Kathleen Dunn - February 4 - March 2, 2017
  • Rob Franco - April 1 - April 27, 2016
  • Mark Chester - June 3 - June 29, 2016
  • The Library is still accepting applications for openings in 2017

Application to Exhibit

The Clemens gallery is accepting applications for exhibiting in 2017-2018. Currently, the Dolphin Gallery is booked for the 2017 season. If you are interested in exhibiting in the Clemens Gallery, please fill out the following applications and submit them to the Library Director: