A new art exhibit is on display at the Merrimac Library, Route 110, Merrimac, Mass., now through Oct. 26.

The exhibit is a body of work by six local women.

There will be an artists' reception Saturday, Sept. 19, from 2-4 p.m. at the library. All are welcome to come, view the exhibit and meet the artists. Light refreshments will be served.

"Wise Women" is a diverse group of women artists, all as uniquely different as their art styles. Their common bond is their love for art, their generous spirit and their desire to share and help each other advance and promote their art.

They enjoy painting together and are very supportive of each other's work. They inspire each other to stay motivated, offering critiques, help and advice, if needed. They also enjoy taking art workshops together, painting in plein air, going to art shows, art walks and other art venues.

The group meets and paints together regularly at the studio of Rita Jewett in Merrimac. Rita started to invite fellow artists to paint with her to keep herself motivated and focused on art and to enjoy the company of like-minded women. What started as a light-hearted gesture has transformed into a beautiful and fun group of dedicated artists and has strengthened and advanced each of these "Wise Women" and their art.

Among the artists is Carrin Culotta, of West Townsend.

She comments, "Every day I continue to find inspiration for my art from the beautiful nature surrounding me and the places I travel.


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I have enjoyed painting throughout my life, whenever I could find time. In 2013 I added oil painting to my passions. I've taken workshops and classes with Harding Bush, Stan Moeller and Karen Blackwood and paint regularly with several local plein air groups and artists.

Other participating artists are Rita Jewett of Merrimac, New Englander Michelle Melanson, Judith Raywood, of Boxford, Martha Temple, a native of New Hampshire, and Melody Sodenberg of Newton.