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- WESTFIELD HISTORY
Oil paintings by the late Edward Mead of Westfield will be on display for the month of February at the Jasper Rand Art Gallery of the Westfield Athenaeum. Mead, a prolific landscape painter whose career extended over six decades, was one of a handful of well-known plein air painters in the area. Acknowledged for his wit as well as artistic sense, Mead was a talented teacher, mentor to several fellow artists, and instrumental in founding ArtsWest, a thirty-year enduring association of painters. His statement, "To capture life's fleeting moments and preserved them forever is an artist's dream . I believe in that dream", captures the essence of his lifelong love of painting.
Ed held juried memberships in the Cape Cod Art Association, Hudson Valley Art Association, North Shore Art Association, and the Academic Artists Art Association. During his career, he appeared in numerous juried shows and special exhibitions, in which he won many awards and honors.
The exhibit can be seen during regular library hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 8:00 pm and, Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am to 5 pm.