Clemens Gallery

The Art of Velma Begley: Life's a Beach!

​June 30 - July 26

Velma Ann Begley loves documenting nature in words and pictures.  Her favorite medium is watercolor and her favorite subject, the comings and goings of seasons, birds, insects and animals in her backyard.  She is the author and illustrator of two books, “The Way of the Meadow,” a young adult, fairy tale, novel about maintaining the balance of nature and “In the Write Light,”  a collection of illustrated, original, nature poems “dedicated to all who would enjoy and share them.” 

Velma is a recently retired elementary school teacher and interpreter of natural history.  Her motto is “What would Rachel Carson say?”

Living in Cohasset, Velma of course finds it impossible to overlook the extreme beauty of our coastline. Much of her work is based on our harbors and beaches.  Her current collection of paintings, entitled, “Life’s a Beach!” is on display in the Clemens Gallery, from July 1-July 26, 2018.  The collection includes seascapes, beachgoers, lighthouses and sea creatures, both real and imaginary.

The official opening of the show will be on July 3, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Please join us for light refreshments and to meet the artist.

sandy beach left 2018

2018 Clemens Gallery Schedule

  • July 28 - August 23: Accepting applications
  • August 25 - September 27: Lelia Stokes Weinstein
  • September 29 - November 1: Gail Nathanson
  • November 3 - November 29: Accepting applications
  • December 1 - January 3, 2019: Accepting applications

Application to Exhibit

The Clemens and Dolphin galleries are now accepting applications for exhibiting in 2019. If you are interested in exhibiting, please fill out the following applications and submit them to the Library Director: