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Artist Reception for Mara Araujo, 2023

Photo: Artist reception for Mara Araujo exhibit, 2023

The  January through March, 2023 "Artist Spotlight "program features artwork by artist Mara Araujo.  Her works are on display in the James H. Crocker, Jr. Hearing Room and Selectmen’s Conference Room in Barnstable Town Hall, now through March 31, 2023.

It is free and open to the public to view artwork in Barnstable Town Hall.
HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, closed on State and Federal holidays.
IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you intend to stop by to see the artwork, first, be sure to check the public meeting calendar on the Town of Barnstable website as sometimes meetings are scheduled and rooms are sometimes closed to the public during these meeting times.

The Town of Barnstable ‘Artist Spotlight’ program is an opportunity for artists (or groups) to display work at Town Hall. Some artists have never before displayed their work in a public setting and this is a chance for them to learn how to frame and present their work.  Others are well established and delighted to share their work with those that pass through Town Hall each day.

Many visitors may not typically head to galleries or other organizations to view artwork this program is an opportunity for both artists and visitors to connect in an unexpected way!

Visitors who use the meeting rooms will discover an inviting and attractive environment and have an opportunity to learn about some of the Cape’s local artists.

For more information on this program email
508-862-4767 l

Artist Spotlight

Mara Araujo

Artist Bio:

My name is Mara Araujo, and I am a creative producer with a passion for visual design and multimedia storytelling. I was born in a small town in Brazil where I had the immense privilege of growing up surrounded by the most amazing dreamers, artists, and poets. It was there that I heard my first stories, drew my first drawings, and enjoyed the daily wonders of the natural world. I was inspired early on to revel in curiosity and exploration. That’s why I love experimenting with all sorts of mediums. Whether it’s traditional painting, digital painting, photography, or video, I’m always dreaming up different possibilities and seeking new ways to bring my projects to life. Though I’m drawn to portraits, I’m also inspired by nature and architecture—the grandeur and beauty of the urban and the suburban, the expected and the unexpected. I often find myself playing with contrasting elements: black and white versus color, minimalism versus maximalism, vintage versus modern. Much of this exploration originates not only in my journey navigating two cultures, but also in my fascination with time, particularly the past and present. I guess you could say I’m a Brazilian country girl, sailing on a New England tide, exploring the borderlands of culture and time. ABOUT THE BARNSTABLE TOWN HALL ARTIST SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT: The title “Your Memory is Made of Light” is taken from a line in Pablo Neruda’s poem “I Remember You as You Were.” It is a reflection of how all of the images in the exhibit contain an element of nostalgia or an exploration of what makes a moment a cherished memory. Neruda is also a reflection of my love for the classics.

2023 Schedule

Mara Araujo:  January - March 31

TBA:  April 10 -June 30

Jacqui Hawk:  July 11 - September 30

Plein Air Painters:  October 11 - December 31

Prior Participants:

Nancy Orbe
George Booth
Diane Longchamps
Andrew Newman
Barnstable High School students
Donald Gauland
Creative Hands Gallery
Hyannis HyArts Shanty Artists
Hyannis Historic Association
Barnstable Village Historic Association
Alan Salvaggio
Students of Paul Schulenberg
Anne Tochka
Joan Lockhart
Mara Araujo
Cape Cod Art Center
Marie Grady Palcic

Mellissa Morris
Leslie Altman
Rick Branscomb
LaVerne Christopher
Ellen Moran
Alan Belanich
Betsy Payne Cook, Sandy Neck Beach workshop artists
Betsy Payne Cook
Roberta Anslow
Gallery Artrio
Alexandria Boudreau
Kristi Beisecker
Mitali Chakraborty
Donna Bragg
Harriett Zabusky-Zand
Lynne Carreiro
Kate Walls
Amy Davies
L. Michelle Law

Cape and Island Art Educators
Collen Corson
Sarah Colvin
Viola Holmgren
Gail Burke
Donna Davis
Kat Szmit
Michelle Noiset
Jesse Stacey
Karen Ryder
Susan French Overstreet
Anita and Robert Rourque
Mary Richmond
Susie Glover
Jack Ahlin
Barry Olofsson

Studio 35 and NAMI
Joline Diehl
Lucy Loomis
Deede Tonnelli
Mary Moquin
James Wolf
Jason Eldridge
Stephen Roth
Jean Carbonell
Claudia Borden
Carl Lopes
Heather Arrascue
Cotuit Painters Group
Joce Groemmer & Barbara Brahmin
Richard Neal
Melanie Chartier
Jackie Reeves
Ursula Coute