Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Dublin Community Center hosting Ruth Adams McCahon Retrospective
Posted: 05/27/2022 15:18:29
The Dublin Community Center will present a retrospective art exhibition in June showing works by the late Ruth Adams McCahon. The opening will take place on Friday, June 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
McCahon was an artist known in the New England area for her still lifes, oil paintings, drawings, and woodcuts. She found inspiration in the common things that grow, the creatures of the fields and woods, and the hope of the human spirit.
She graduated in 1945 from Brookline High School in Massachusetts and studied art at the New England School of Art and the Boston University School of Fine Art. She has served as a jury member for the Copley Society in Boston, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and the New Hampshire Art Association.
Raised in the Boston area, McCahon lived for many years in Hanover, Massachusetts, before moving with her family to Peterborough in the early 1970s. Her art included transforming each of her homes and furnishings into firsts American Historic Farms.
McCahon and her husband Bill spent their final years in Washington State to be close to family. This retrospective exhibition, spanning the 1970s through the early 2000s, features works from the private collection of his daughter Sandi McCahon, wife of DubHub program coordinator Volkert Volkersz. Additional pieces come from the homes of McCahon’s grandchildren, Rico McCahon of Manchester and Martha Duffy of Peterborough.
The community center is at 1123 Main St. in Dublin. For more information, email [email protected]