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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.


2017 Board of Directors

Patricia Walsh Slaven, President

Kris Brennen, Vice President

Jack Haran, Treasurer

Polly Ulichny, Clerk

Jen McInerney

Kristine Brennen

Jan Curley

Sally Dean

Judith Gray

Nancy Sargent Howell

Susan Kerrigan

Mary Marks

Susan L. McCarthy

Chris Sheehan


2017 Arts Committee

Susan Kerrigan - Co-Chairpersons

Barbara Chaisson

Linda Bornstein

Rita Berkowitz

Kristine Brennan

Nancy Howell

Raquel Osborne

Mary Tennaro

Janet Tooker

Patricia Walsh Slaven

Polly Ulichny



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