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Mosesian Center for the Arts

Visual Arts


April 20 – July 7, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday, April 27, 5:30-7:30pm


Trash transformed. Urban waste and the imagination of artists intersect to create an exhibition that will leave you awe struck and inspired. This juried exhibition promotes recycling and resource conservation by encouraging the reuse of a variety of materials in new, different, and creative forms.


Celebrate Earth Day with us at the Explore “Reclaimed” exhibition opening reception party April 27, 5:30 to 7:30pm. The evening is free to attend and will include an art scavenger hunt where you’ll examine collage, assemblage, sculpture and more while you explore the exhibition and meet the artists behind the work. Prizes will be awarded.*


Exhibiting Artists Include: Gwen Abele, Lisa Barthelson, Danielle Baudrand, John Belli, Dave J Bermingham, Nathan Bentley, Crystal Blanchflower, Janet Buck, James Buxton, Cathleen Cahill, Gloria Calderon-Saenz, Joe Carpineto, Keith Cerone, Hilary Christensen, Peter Cohen, Cynthia Cooper, Evan Daigle, Thomas Deininger, Lisa Fast, Sara Gately, Viktor Genel, Ronald Gonzalez, Nicole Gsell, Katie Lee Haley, Bill Hecht, Michael Hendrix, Jenn Houle, Ellen Kaspern, Elise Margolis, Megan Lea Mattax, Laura Osterweis, Todd Pattison, Etta Rosen, Jillian Schlake-Toson, Robert Smith, Gin Stone, Karen Strangfeld, Kim Triedman, Michael Tunk, Pamela Ward, Patricia White, Bruce Wood, Nick Wynekens, Mark Younkle, Harry Yu


Image Credit: Collage combining pieces of Exhibiting Artists Hilary Christensen (color) and Michael Hendricks (b&w)


* We’ll draw one winner opening reception night and one winner when the exhibition closes to win an original collage by prolific collage artist and Reclaimed juror, Molly Scannell. We’ll announce the first winner at 7:00pm on the Explore Reclaimed Opening Reception night (must be present to win) and the second winner after the show closes (pick up upon notification).

Call to Artists

Call to Artists: Site-Specific Installation

visual-shiroito-stairs-installation195x293The Arsenal Center for the Arts is seeking proposals from installation artists and sculptors in the Greater Boston area for a site-specific installation on our main staircase to be exhibited in the 2016-2017 Exhibition Season.

We require all applicants to come in and view the space before submitting any proposal materials if they have never been to the center before.  Images and dimensions of the space are available upon request. All proposals must include images of past work/installations (images no larger than 300 dpi), as well as a written proposal of how you would configure your work to the space.

If you are interested in submitting an installation proposal please send all application materials via email to: Kimberly Thompson Panay,



Resident Studio Artists

Cat Bennett is an artist, writer and teacher. She has exhibited her art in various venues in Montreal, Boston, New York and Tokyo. In 2003, she turned her focus to independent projects and teaching drawing as a way to grow the creative self. Her book, The Confident Creative (Findhorn Press 2010), inspired by her Saturday Morning Drawing Club at the Arsenal Center, was a gold medal winner of the Nautilus Book Awards 2011. In her own words, “I try to make the improbable appear possible. My art sometimes appears funny or fantastical (can wearing a Mahatma Gandhi hat really create peace?), yet I ask us to consider new ways of thinking and being. I believe if we want to see peace in the world, we must first find it in ourselves.” Her blog, Cat Bennett art+writing is at

Cat grew up in Canada. After graduating from McGill University, she worked at The National Film Board of Canada in Montreal for five years making animated films. After moving to Boston, she worked as a freelance animation filmmaker, illustrator, and designer for more than twenty-five years. Her film clients include: CBC-Sesame Street; Nickelodeon; WGBH-TV (Nova); WHDH-TV. Her illustration clients include: Time Magazine, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Atlantic, The Montreal Star, Premiere Magazine; Polaroid, John Hancock, Bloomberg, Harcourt Brace, Houghton Mifflin, Scholastic, Sundance, Prentice Hall, among others. Her design clients include: Ginn and Company, Houghton Mifflin, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Nick Portnoy Builders, and Findhorn Press.

Dawn Evans Scaltreto
 is a professional illustrator, designer and muralist whose clients include Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Museum of Science, and Illuminations, Inc. She has been a resident of Watertown for 24 years and is active in many local arts organizations, having also served as a board member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts. A past President of the Watertown Art Association, Dawn teaches watercolor, acrylic and oil painting at the Watertown, Waltham and Brighton Senior Centers, and many adult, youth and intergenerational arts programs and courses. Her recent projects include creating 5 cows for Boston Cows on Parade to benefit the Jimmy Fund and new installation artwork at the Boston Children’s Hospital Waltham facility.

Catherine Garnett
 lives in Newburyport and Arlington, Massachusetts. For as long as she can remember she has wanted to paint. She studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Michigan and the DeCordova Museum School. Cathy received a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts and is a registered Landscape Architect. Her recent awards include: The Newburyport Area Industrial Development Foundation Award for Watercolor, NAA Members Winter Juried Show, 2006. First Place in Watercolor, River Art at the Forbes Museum, Milton, MA 2003 and 2004. She is inspired by the abstract aspect of landscapes, claiming “nature and landscape has been a constant source of inspiration for the many forms of art work I create- whether design for the land of for a painting. I try to capture nature’s everyday beauty with color, light and a sense of the place.”