Fall 2021 Exhibition

In the Moment: Watercolor Paintings by Arlene Black Mollo

Saturday, September 18 to Sunday, November 7, 2021, Arlene’s work will be exhibited in a public one-woman art show at the Zullo Gallery in Medfield, Mass. The artwork selected for this show by the gallery team was curated to create a particular feeling. The show titled, “In the Moment” is a retrospective of images that express the feeling of the moment each painting represents.

Whether the still loneliness of a Scottish homestead or the shimmering joy of the Caribbean, each luscious painting delivers its message like a symphony, as color, brushwork, and image unite to present an indelible impression of place, time, and emotion. The delivery of the experience is physical, combining the choice and use of color, as well as the brushwork.  That was Arlene’s strength; not just that she felt it, but that she pulled the viewer in as she made the painting tell the story.

When Arlene painted, it was a combination of intense concentration, and quick, swift, deliberate strokes onto the canvas. She often painted “en plein air” where she could capture light and shadows. Her work expressed the essence of objects juxtaposed against one another, while her signature white space created shapes and feelings, a snapshot before the shadows changed.

To honor Arlene’s legacy, a scholarship at Emmanuel College has been created in her name. Paintings exhibited at the Zullo Gallery will be available for purchase with all net proceeds benefitting the scholarship fund. If you are interested in purchasing one of Arlene’s artworks, please contact us.

Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts


456A Main St. Medfield, MA
Gallery hours: Saturday & Sunday 12-5


Arlene B. Mollo Emmanuel College Scholarship

Arlene Black Mollo Scholarship Fund

Net proceeds from the sale of paintings will be donated to Emmanuel College’s Arlene Black Mollo Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will provide assistance to students in the Art department with preference given to female students in studio art, particularly watercolors.

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Arlene Black Mollo

Visual artist, educator, and professional watercolorist

Being an artist was both Arlene’s career and her passion. She created many landscapes and images on location in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, and Italy and throughout the United States especially Cape Cod, Florida, and California. Her artwork had been represented at Gallery One in Petaluma, California and locally by the SouthCoast Artists Guild at ArtWorks! in New Bedford, MA and Acquisitions in Wellesley, MA.

Her work had also been exhibited in numerous galleries including:

  • Margaret Fergusen Gallery of Wellesley College
  • Woods Gerry Gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design
  • Federal Reserve Gallery in Boston
  • Gallery 244 at UMassDartmouth
  • AAMARP Gallery of Northeastern University
  • Hobbs Brook Gallery in Waltham
  • Schlesinger Library of Radcliffe College
  • Harvard Neighbors Gallery of Harvard University
  • Atrium Gallery at the Episcopal Divinity School
  • North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester
  • Cotuit Center for the Arts
  • Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth
Arlene Black Mollo

Arlene loved walking in nature, finding beauty in every day things.