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Borrelli, Pitman Brown among Open Studios artists

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More than forty local artists will open their doors for Needham Open Studios during the weekend of May 5 and 6; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors to this free event can meet artists, tour studios, and browse and purchase original artwork at fifteen locations throughout town. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the event will showcase nationally recognized artists as well as accomplished and emerging artists working in an array of media and styles, from painting, drawing, printmaking and photography to ceramics, jewelry, mosaics, textiles, film and animation.

Two participating artists this year include painter Paula Pitman Brown and photographer Alison Borrelli. Paula Pitman Brown creates paintings that use a variety of color combinations to convey mood, expression and symbolism with human and animal subjects. Pitman Brown, who will show her work at 80 Norwich Road, teaches drawing and painting at the Museum of Fine Arts. She will be doing painting demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Alison Borrelli will be one of four artists showing work at Century21 Commonwealth on 1060 Great Plain Avenue. Born and raised in Needham, Borrelli’s photographs include images of town landmarks, fireworks and scenery, as well as the Cape and Maine. She loves finding new and hidden places to photograph around the community.

For more information about Pitman Brown, Borrelli, and Needham Open Studios, visit

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