Montserrat Alumni Exhibit to Open at Marblehead Arts Association

March 14, 2016

Montserrat Alumni Exhibit: Momentous Passage – Ballroom Gallery

Dates: March 19, 2016 – May 1, 2016

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 20, 2016 from  2-4 pm

Free and open to all; light refreshments will be served.

Featuring Montserrat College of Art Alumni:

 Sam Donohoe –

 Morgan Dyer –

 Kevin Lucey –


Momentous Passage explores the work of three artists: Sam Donohoe, Morgan Dyer and Kevin Lucey.  Recent graduates of Montserrat College of Art, all three artists are “painters” who have honed their craft in their own individual sense of the word.  They share in common an interest in paint for paint’s sake rather than paint used merely as a means to depict something visual. These artists represent a new generation of artists under 30 who are responding to a world of ever-changing digital innovation that seems to be developing with astonishing speed.  Donohoe, Dyer and Lucey’s work is demonstrative of their considered reactions to that world.  Sometimes abstract and other times loosely representative of the idea or subject matter being explored, it seems as if their collection of paintings are disparate and disjointed in style.  Upon closer examination, it is revealed that these artists are connected by the common thread of producing nostalgic, dreamlike imagery that succinctly captures moments in time, through the subconscious and careful probing of memories.
Walk & Talk Program: 3.30 – 4.30pmSunday, March 20
During the Opening Reception for Momentous Passage, the three exhibiting artists will be offering a Walk & Talk of their work.  This event will offer deeper insight into the individual works included in Momentous Passage and will provide visitors with the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a conversation with the artists in an informal and casual setting.

The Marblehead Arts Association is located in the historic King Hooper Mansion, at 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead. Six galleries of exhibits by association members and guest artists change every six weeks and education programs and special events are offered throughout the year. The MAA Artisan Shop which features one-of-a-kind crafts and fine art including jewelry, pottery, glassworks and textiles by our artisan members is currently undergoing a transformation and will be reopened in late Spring, 2016.The Mansion is available for private parties, meetings, weddings and other events. MAA hours are Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays noon – 5pm and Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm. For more information on this exhibit as well as our exhibit calendar, events, programs and classes, please call 781-631-2608 or visit our website;