Methuen Artist’s Work on Display in the Mayor’s Office
Mayor William M. Manzi has named Ron Della Colli as April’s Artist of the Month. Delli Colli graduated from the Art Institute of Boston in 1966 and spent 30 years as a professional illustrator before retiring to his home studio. Many of the pieces on display in the Mayor’s Office are part an exhibit he calls “Searles 2002-2007.” The paintings focus on the architectural legacy of Edward Searles who is responsible for many of the castle-like structures seen around the Methuen area. This same exhibit was on display at the Tenney Gatehouse a few years ago. The paintings are very detailed and true to form.
Mayor Manzi stated, “Ron is one of the many talented artists living and working in our community. It is an honor to display his artwork. I am impressed by his vivid depiction of the Searles landmarks that we in Methuen know so well. I encourage people to come to my office and view Ron’s paintings.”
The Methuen Artist of the Month Program was created by Mayor Manzi four years ago in order to give members of the Methuen Arts Community a forum to display their work and to encourage participation in Methuen’s growing and vibrant creative economy. Methuen artists interested in being considered as Artist of the Month should contact the Mayor’s Office.