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About NRAS

Mission Statement

Board of Directors & Arts Committee

Vision: Aspirations for the Future

We aspire to be a hub that nurtures creative life by inspiring people of all ages to love the arts and to explore how arts can enrich their lives.

Mission: How We’ll Go About Pursuing our Vision

Our mission is to create a bustling environment reflecting the pulse of the community in a wide variety of creative and artistic forms that will broaden our appeal and open doors. This vision will be carried out within a focused portfolio of art forms, making NRAS the “go to” place for the arts. Our activities will be open to all artists, aspiring artists, learners and hobbyists, “art appreciators,” students, or anyone interested in opening up to creative activity.

Established in 1968, the North River Arts Society (NRAS) is a grass roots non-profit organization fostering participation and appreciation of the arts. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors and resides at the G.A.R. Hall, 157 Old Main Street in Marshfield Hills.

The NRAS offers classes for adults and children, a Festival of the Arts, Members Show, Childrens' Day, Holiday Arts Sale, workshops, scholarships, financial aid, newsletters, discounts for classes and supplies, musical and theatrical performances at the hall, a writers workshop, and exhibits at Ventress Library Gallery, Dolphin Gallery, G.A.R. Gallery and the artists cooperative Little Gallery.


2015 Board of Directors

Nancy Sargent Howell, President
Jen McInerney, Vice President

Jack Haran, Treasurer

Carmine Bruno

Margaret Farrell Bruno

Cheryl Curran

Sally Dean

Judith Gray

Susan Kerrigan

Mary Marks

Paul F. McCarthy

Susan L. McCarthy

David Petty

Polly Ulichny

Patricia Walsh

2015 Arts Committee

Cheryl Curran & Susan Kerrigan - Co-Chairpersons

JoAnne Chittick

Laura Harvey

Nancy Howell

Gail Nathanson

Rachel Sheehan

Polly Ulichny


North River Arts Society | 157 Old Main Street, P.O. Box 307, Marshfield Hills, MA | 781-837-8091 |