6/29/11: Bonnie McGrath art displayed by Emerson Hospital Auxiliary
From June 15 - August 15, the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary will display the artwork of Bonnie McGrath of Acton, Mass. After graduating from the Acton school system, Bonnie attended the Massachusetts School of Art (now Massachusetts College of Art and Design) in Boston, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art. She went on to take courses in photography and painting, and for many years this was the focus of her work. However, 10 years ago she returned to her other passion—watercolor painting. For more than 30 years, Bonnie has made note cards, magnets, bookmarks, and matted prints to sell in local stores. She has had many group and one-person gallery shows and is author of the classic photography book titled “Walden Pond, Reflections of Henry David Thoreau.”
Bonnie does her own matting and framing and uses a digital camera to gather ideas for paintings wherever she travels. One of her preferred subjects is flowers. Bonnie believes her work ebbs and flows, similar to nature. “Like the peach tree flowering outside my studio in May, I have time of quiet reflection (winter), non-producing days that I yearn to have my brush to the paper, then subtle new beginnings of creative juices (spring), then small fruit growing larger and larger to the harvest time (summer and fall),” she said.
The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary supports the hospital through community awareness, patient support, and fundraising activities. Anyone interested in becoming a member or learning about the Auxiliary should contact Karen McCarthy at 978-371-2133. Visitors to the hospital may purchase the photographs, and 25% of the sale price goes to the hospital.