Artist and Georgetown resident Mary Paganelli mural for the Council on Aging (COA) has been installed at the center and the event was celebrated during the annual Holiday Party.
Mary Paganelli received a grant from the Georgetown Cultural Council to design a mural for the newly opened center. The grant included participation from COA volunteers to give input about the design and meet with Mary to paint the large mural.
“ I wanted to capture vital active seniors doing a variety of programs that take place at the COA”, commented Mary. My painting style is to use bold colors, because I love color! I designed this mural with simple forms placed within a patchwork quilt background. “
Mary is a talented artist with a unique style all her own- added Nora Cannon Council Chairperson. This is a wonderful example of how local cultural grant funds are used to benefit the community.
Mary’s long creative painting career started as a very young girl who loved to draw fashions and women of the 30’s and 40’s. Mainly self taught she developed her eye and talents through her continual passion for learning and producing a large body of work. She travelled to Mexico and New York to study with master painters. Additionally, she has taken courses at: Montserrat College of Art, Beverly; Museum of Fine Arts and Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; and the University of Salem. She also worked as an artist for Droll Designs that created whimsical, high end ceramic ware. She also created and made many designs of ceramic “Luv Pins” that were sold from Maine to Florida.
Her exhibition list includes: Georgetown, Boxford, and Haverhill Libraries; the Newburyport and Haverhill Art Associations group shows; and Art in the Park in Georgetown, Bradford, and San Miguel Di Allende. Mexico.