Jack Haran and His Students Show

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Jack Haran and His Students Show

January 6 - February 24

North River Arts Society is proud to present “Jack Haran and His Students,” at the Horan Gallery at Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield. Please join us on Friday, January 12, 5:30-7:30PM for the Opening Reception. 


Genevieve Davis worked for 50 years in the financial management of nonprofit corporations.  Now retired from that, she is starting her second career as an artist, the discipline she was originally trained in.”


Skip DeBrusk is an ardent fisherman who spends far too much time chasing cod, tuna, stripers and sharks on Stellwagen Bank, consequently his paintings reflect a lifelong interest in marine and nautical painting.  He is fortunate to have had many great teachers including Joanne Papandrea, Nancy Howell and Jack Haran.  Many of his paintings lean towards the oriental and reflect a large expanse of white paper allowing the viewer to actively participate by filling in their own sense of mystery.  


Claire Gagnon

Claire Gagnon is an acrylic painter with an impressionistic/realistic style.  Since 2018, Claire has been teaching at Chez Claire Art School in Lowell, MA.  Dynamic and award-winning, she has more than 25 years’ experience painting with acrylics.  She started painting in 1996 in Montreal, Quebec.  Studying for four years with Micheline Raymond, an award winning artist, and founder of the Creative Art Gallery and School in Montreal. Www.chezclaireartschool.com


Paul A. Goes Born in Providence, RI. A graduate of the Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA. where he studied Art, Design & Illustration. Paul worked for a variety of Design ­rms in and around the Providence, RI area as a Designer/Illustrator and Creative Director, later working in house designing toys at Hasbro. For the next 20 years Paul worked as an independent design contractor @ Gostudio. After moving to Hull, Massachusetts in 2011 Paul spends his free time creating, sketching and painting watercolors at his home studio in Hull, MA. You can see more of Paul’s art works on Instagram: @highlandarts


Jack Haran is the past president of the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) and past President of North River Arts Society (NRAS).  He earned a BS in Fine Arts from Northeastern University and a School of the Museum of Fine Arts Diploma.  He has studied with Tony Van Hasselt and Judi Wagner, Zygmond Jankowski, John Kilroy, Alvaro Castagnet and Joseph Zbukvic.


Scott Ketcham is a prolific and evolving painter with over 30 years experience. He is a Professor of Visual Arts at Massasoit Community College. He hold a BA from Williams College and an MFA from Johnson State College, and has been a pupil of William Schultz, Robert Brackman, Clement Micarrelli, Andrew McMillan, Jack Haran, and Douglas Kornfeld. He paints out of his studio in Rockland Mass and holds many workshops and seminars on painting the figure. If you are interested in attending uninstructed figure workshops, please contact me at scottwketcham@comcast.net


Molly Schnabel has been drawing her whole life but started her serious study at Endicott Junior College in the field of Interior Design. Fine Arts studies continued at Northeastern University where she received a degree in Fine Arts. Her career took her away from the arts but she has resumed her art work in retirement.  She feels fortunate to have had instruction with Donald Dacier, Marian Carlson, Jack Haran and Steve Sheffield.


Ventress Memorial Library
1837 Ocean Street/route 139
Marshfield, 02050 United States
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