Watson-Ewell-Currin Art Gallery

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The Watson-Ewell-Currin Community Art Gallery is open to the public during regular library hours. This
gallery represents, and is named for, four generations of artists, all from the same family. It is named for a family of artists that started in Chicago, and is continued in Hudson, Ohio. It has been endowed in hopes that it will provide a display area for Hudson artists of all ages, from the very young to those veterans in the field.

The Hudson Library & Historical Society welcomes and encourages local artists and students to display their work at the library. Please view the gallery brochure for more information about the history of the names above the door.

For more information, contact Nicole Arigo at 330-653-6658 x1046 or nicole.arigo@hudson.lib.oh.us



Now on Display

Susan Ann Townsend


The featured artist in the library’s art gallery is Susan Townsend. She is from eastern Massachusetts and has lived in Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont before moving to Ohio. She is a professional chef, an avid gardener, a singer with the Hudson Community Chorus, and a member of the Hudson Society of Artists.


Her show in the gallery displays her acrylics on canvas, including portraits, still lifes, and representational pieces.

“Art was always my favorite subject in elementary school … I used to pour over art books … I thought everyone did that … turns out they don’t.”

Currently, Ms. Townsend is a personal chef residing here in Hudson with her family. She may be contacted directly at chefsusantownsend@gmail.com.

The artist will be hosting a reception, open to the public, in the library’s art gallery on Thursday August 3 at 7pm.