The Stoneham Public Library displays local art work, rotating collections on a monthly basis. To learn more about arranging a display, contact Maureen Saltzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-438-1324.
Artist of the Month
A SALUTE TO STONE ZOO by M.E. DRUMMEY
STONEHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY FEBRUARY ART EXHIBIT
The Stoneham Public Library is delighted to once again exhibit the splendid work of M.E. Drummey, who is our featured artist this month. The display showcases the artist’s unique talent in rendering exquisite wildlife pictures.
This artist’s passion for watercolors began in the year 2000, upon taking an art workshop at our Senior Center in Stoneham. M.E. Drummey has been enjoying painting ever since then.
The award-winning artwork of M.E. Drummey has received the distinction of inclusion in numerous shows and venues. In December of 2008, Ms. Drummey was in the Blue Room at the White House with the singular honor of representing Massachusetts with her Christmas Tree Ornament. This was the result of Ms. Drummey’s participation in the Massachusetts State House Christmas Card contest. She has also enjoyed doing paintings of birds, seagulls, herons and seals for the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s State Park project across the Commonwealth. The Arnold Arboretum showcased Ms. Drummey’s work, “Paint Me a Lilac” to represent Lilac Sunday in 2005.
M.E. Drummey is a member of the Porter Art Group, the Reading Art Association and the Peabody Art Association. Her work has often been displayed as part of these group’s art exhibits as well as featured in her own solo shows. These exhibitions include shows at the Beebe Estate in Melrose; the Melrose Public Library; the Stoneham Public Library and Stoneham Town Hall. Ms. Drummey’s work is currently displayed in Jason Lewis’s MA State House office; Stoneham Town Administrator, David Ragucci’s office and Mayor Gary Christianson’s office in Malden. M.E. Drummy is also involved in the public art project, Stoneham’s Switch-Box Art Program.
M.E. Drummey says, “I find real peace in painting.” This artist’s love and joy of her craft is abundantly clear in her artwork. A trip to the Stoneham Public Library will offer a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a unique art show in our Exhibit Hallway.