The RSM Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

Now on view in the gallery is an exhibit of oil paintings by artist Arnie Casavant.

Arnie Casavant
In A Different Light
April 27 – June 7, 2018

Arnie Casavant

Artist’s Statement

Arnie Casavant works in studio and en plein air, painting largely in oil on location at dawn or dusk, when the sun’s interaction with his subject matter is at its most dramatic.  Arnie adheres to the old adage that “light is the bringer of beauty” and his work reflects a strong emphasis on the interplay of light, shape and color and a devotion to impressionism.  “Chasing the Light” best describes Arnie’s paintings.  “The natural elements and my paints combine to reward me with lasting memories.”

Arnie attended the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, courtesy of the GI Bill, and until 2005 was an art instructor and Department Chair at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Massachusetts, a position which he held for 27 years.  He taught landscape and abstract painting at locations in Boston and on Cape Cod through Northeastern University’s Graduate Institute in Education until 2011.

He has exhibited his work at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo, Maryland, the Gallery at Spencer Lofts and the True Grit Gallery in Middleboro. He displayed his paintings at the Weston Town Library in 2012 and the Natick Arts Center in 2016.  His work is available for viewing at Studio 218 at SOWA at 450 Harrison Avenue in Boston during First Friday’s. He is represented by the Pearl Street Gallery in Chelsea and was a guest artist at Gallery 31 in Orleans in July 2017.  Arnie recently taught and had a show at the Bristol Rhode Island Art Center and returned in August of 2017 to show once again.  He resides in Medford, MA with his wife Kathleen and his Cairn Terrier Tobin. Arnie can be contacted at arnieart47@gmail.com or at 617-884-4129 for information regarding your interest in his work.

Past Exhibits

View the blog postings in the art gallery category for archived information about past exhibits.

About the RSM Art Gallery

The RSM Art Gallery at Bentley University is a cultural and educational resource for the entire Bentley community. Located in the Bentley Library, the gallery sponsors six to eight exhibits per year, highlighting the work of emerging New England artists working in a wide range of media.

For more information about the gallery please email Hugh Wilburn, Art Gallery Curator, at hwilburn@bentley.edu.

Visitor Information

Located on the main floor of the Bentley Library, the RSM Art Gallery is free and open to the public when the library is open.  Driving directions and a campus map are available here.