New Exhibit at HCA Celebrates The Art of Painting

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– The Hopkinton Center for the Arts has announced the opening of the Artists of NewHAT exhibit, running November 4-18, 2014. The exhibit features still life and landscape paintings by eleven artists from throughout the region and includes a public opening reception on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the HCA Farmhouse (98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA).

The exhibit features the work of artists who have participated in the annual NewHAT retreat for artists in Jaffrey, New Hampshire; the name NewHAT itself stands for “New Hampshire Art Trip.” Founded in 2006 by artist Carolyn Kinloch-Winkler, NewHAT offers artists the chance to immerse themselves in their work while coming together throughout the weekend to share ideas and techniques. Each year, eight to ten plein air and still life painters have participated in the retreat on the Russell Farm, taking advantage of the opportunity to paint the charming and beautiful Monadnock region.

Work on exhibit features pieces created both during NewHAT retreats and those created in the artists’ individual studios. Eleven of the total twenty-two different artists who have participated in NewHAT over the years will be a part of this collection, which is showing for a limited time at the HCA galleries. The artists come from communities throughout Greater Boston and Metrowest, representing the Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester counties, including Arlington, Brookline, Burlington, Grafton, Hopkinton, Hudson, Medfield, Milford and Roslindale. The artists are Hilary Baldwin, Ginger Greenblatt, Will Kirkpatrick, Carolyn Kinloch-Winkler, Carolyn Letvin, Margaret Nowak, Gemma Phillips, Kathy Sprang, Ann Turley, Kris Waldman and Karen Whibey.

The exhibit is viewable during the public opening reception on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 pm, or during gallery hours, which are 11:00 am-6:00 pm on Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 11:00 am-3:30 pm on Wednesdays. Additional viewing hours are also available by appointment with Kris Waldman, artistic director, by calling 508-435-9222 or emailing [email protected]. For more information about the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, interested persons can visit the organization online at