Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Downtown New Bedford

Downtown New Bedford holds a lot of memories for me and the fondest are from childhood. My sister, Maureen and I would walk downtown to wave hello through the basement window to the women who sewed there. We would buy five cent erasers in the shapes of animals at Star Store. We would go the chapel to confess our sins and we would go to the library to take out new books and watch silent black and white movies such as King Kong and The Phantom of the Opera. The Star Store is now the art school for The University of Massachusetts so there is a new and thriving art community there now. This woman held an art portfolio as she walked William Street over the slate sidewalk. 5.9" x 5.9" / Oil on Panel / 15cm x 15cm

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  1. Christine, I love this part of Downtown New Bedford. You captured it so well. The colors are wonderful. I think the historical society should commission some of your work and put it up in the welcome center.

  2. That would be nice! Yeah, this is one of my favorite parts too. I am glad that they have fixed up the downtown so nicely. Very pretty place!