Dolphin Gallery

Sky Moods: Landscapes Paintings of John McConnell
October 1 - November 3, 2016

John McConnell was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1948. He earned a B.A. degree in English at Michigan State University, followed by a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University. A practicing architect, he has devoted himself to oil painting since 1990 specializing in traditional landscape painting.

John subscribes to the notion that art is a way of expressing the invisible in terms of the visible. The “invisible” refers to the inner human realm of perception, philosophy and the urge to search for greater realities which underlie appearances and transcend the material world. For him the best place to encounter this transcending perception is in nature.

He uses his art to investigate a natural world he finds charged with spiritual values. For him, the urge to create art begins with a perception of beauty in the presence of nature. This strong emotion then compels an attempt to create an image that can reawaken the same feeling, both for himself and for others.

John's work is shown in a number of galleries in the eastern Massachusetts, coastal Maine, Washington DC and Virginia. Learn more at his website.

In the Meadow at Dawn by John McConnell

2017 Dolphin Gallery Upcoming Schedule

  • North River Arts Society: Tina Watson, Multimedia - November 4, 2016- January 5, 2017
  • North River Arts Society: Patrica Walsh Slaven, Photography - January 7 - March 2
  • North River Arts Society: Christine Bodnar, Pastel - March 4 - April 27
  • Jacquie Berard, Oils - April 29 - June 1
  • Gail Nathanson - June 3 - June 29
  • Rick Fee, Vintage Movie Posters - July 1 - July 27
  • North River Arts Society: Laura Harvey, Multimedia - July 29 - September 28
  • North River Arts Society: Jack Foley, Photography - November 4 - January 4, 2018

Application to Exhibit

The Clemens gallery is accepting applications for exhibiting in 2016 - 2017. Currently, the Dolphin Gallery is booked for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. If you are interested in exhibiting in the Clemens Gallery, please fill out the following applications and submit them to the Library Director: