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Malden Senior Center art students enjoy ‘Field Trip’ to view Malden Sketch Group exhibit at 350 Main St.

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Annual exhibition may be viewed through Sept. 30


By Steve Freker


A group of local art students who are participating in a program coordinated at the Malden Senior Center took a “field trip” to the Art Gallery at Commerce Place – located in the lobby and entry floor of 350 Main St. in Malden Square – this week. There they viewed a wonderful exhibition of artwork created by members of the Malden Sketch Group. Local artist Fred Seager, a member of the Malden Sketch Group, met with the Malden seniors and talked about art and its many facets.

The Malden Sketch Group is a vibrant group of local artists who have been plying their craft for nearly 30 years in this community. The local artist group, which is focused on life drawing – the drawing of people – has been based in a basement meeting place at Commerce Place, where the exhibition is being held, courtesy of the building’s owner, Preotle, Lane & Associates. The Malden Sketch Group has been alive in Malden for nearly 30 years, originating in 1995, through the efforts of founders Nunzio Luca, an artist and former longtime Malden High School Art Department educator, and local artist Fred Seager.

Seager remains active with the Malden Sketch Group today and was on hand this week to meet with the members of the Malden Senior Center group, and he spoke to them about art and sketch drawing and answered questions

Several of the seniors who attended the field trip called it “fun and inspirational” as well as “time well spent.” Malden Senior Center attendees included Carmen Arnone, Joyce Huang, Qing Kai Kong, Susanne Levong, Ann Luo, Carol Nania and Kathy Nolan.

  Information for this story was provided by Mary Ann Seager, longtime Malden High School art educator (Retired).


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