Mattapoisett Library to host local artist exhibition

Dec 5, 2021

MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host an exhibition of works by local artist John Middleton titled “Found Objects Transformed” starting Dec. 15 and continuing for a month.

Middleton began collecting lost and discarded objects he found in local waters after earning an MFA in artistry from UMass Dartmouth in his retirement.

Time, tides, wind, storms, marine organisms, and the sun transformed these found objects, rendering them strange and beautiful.

Middleton’s purpose is to bring these found objects together in sculpted works of art that call attention to the dignity, beauty, and uniqueness of their transformations as well as to their stories.

After receiving a PhD in English in the midwest (writing his dissertation on Moby-Dick), Mattapoisett resident John Middleton was an assistant professor of English in Georgia. He had a career in sales and marketing.

Contact Robbin Smith at 508-758-4171 or for more information.