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12/20/11: Mary Lou LoVecchio art displayed by Emerson Hospital Auxiliary

From December 5, 2011 - February 5, 2012, the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary will display the artwork of Mary Lou LoVecchio of Concord.   LoVecchio is a Corporator of Emerson Hospital and has lived in Concord for 32 years.  She minored in art at Georgian Court College in New Jersey but had not focused on her painting until her retirement from teaching in the Sudbury Public Schools.  She has studied watercolor painting at the DeCordova Museum School and more recently, she has studied watercolor with Marla Greenfield, an award-winning watercolorist.  LoVecchio attributes her growth as a painter to Greenfield’s instruction.

Most of LoVecchio’s paintings are still-lifes, although she has recently completed several landscapes.  She enjoys gardening, as is reflected in the subject matter of many of her paintings.  “I particularly enjoy the look of simple, ordinary objects, and the shapes of things found in nature,” said LoVecchio. “I am trying to bring vibrancy to my painting through the use of glazing and by being more daring with color.  It is very rewarding to begin something new and to experience success.  I’m making a lot of progress in my painting and look forward to getting even better.”

Art has been part of LoVecchio’s family for several generations.  A great aunt became an accomplished oil painter and her mother taught art in New Jersey.  Also, her son, David, has a master’s degree in fine arts from Parsons School of Design and works at 38 Studios in Providence.

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.