Marion Art Center to exhibit works of local artist, 40 years after first gallery

Jun 24, 2024

Event Date: 

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

MARION — The works of a Marion resident spanning 40 years will be presented in a gallery honoring 40 years of exhibiting at the Marion Art Center.

“Nancy Dyer Mitton: A Survey, 1984-2024” will run from July 6 to August 9. There will be an artist’s reception Friday, July 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Marion Art Center.

A lifelong student of art and art history, Nancy Dyer Mitton received a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art. Her first exhibition at the Marion Art Center was in 1985. Soon after, she co-founded the Water Street Gallery in Mattapoisett.

In 1999, Nancy Dyer Mitton wrote “A Romantic Art Colony: Marion, Massachusetts,” a book about careers of key American artists and writers who put Marion and New York on the global cultural map during the late 19th century.

Nancy Dyer Mitton’s paintings are featured in collections throughout the United States and Europe, and she has been represented by Soprafina Gallery in Boston since 2001. Soprafina director Frank Roselli described Nancy as “an avid lover of nature - its expansive beauty, power and light. Her paintings use the physicality of the oil paints as she creatively constructs her canvas using wet paint with adroit skill,” according to a Marion Art Center press release.

Gallery hours at the Marion Art Center, through July 27, are Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Starting July 29, daytime hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. resume.

Event Date: 

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm