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Time to Eat: Diners and Other Eateries
January 26-June 5, 2009
Watercolors by Becky Haletky
“When I was a child, my parents took our
family on cross-country trips every summer. Strangely, it isn’t the Grand
Canyon that burned into my memory; what left the strongest impression were the
gas stations and diners where we stopped en route.” Thus, when Massachusetts artist Becky Haletky took up painting
as an adult, she sought out disappearing roadside relics to render in
watercolor. Evocative paintings on display included a glowing but lonely Munson
Diner (New York City) at midnight and New Bedford’s famous Shawmut Diner, awash
in a downpour surrounded by an empty parking lot.