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PRESS RELEASE- Local Artist Providing New Views for Downing: Local artist exhibition series showcases Marguerite Bride
September 05, 2007

Pittsfield- State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) counts himself lucky to be surrounded by serene New England landscapes.  No, he has not moved his office to a remote locale - he brought the beautiful scenic views right into his district office through the soothing artwork of local artist, Marguerite Bride.  Bride is the latest painter to participate in Downing’s Local Artist Exhibition Series.


“I admire Marge’s ambition to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a painter.  Her passion shows though her paintbrush and I enjoy having her artwork in the office,” stated Downing.  “Now even in my windowless office I can see the scenes from downtown Pittsfield right from my desk.”


Currently showcased in Downing’s office are Bride’s depictions of local points of interest such as Pittsfield’s Colonial Theatre, the Common, and St. Joseph’s Church.


Bride’s formal art training began in 1992 with courses taken at Worcester Art Museum, private lessons and hours of practice.  In 1995, she left Boston to ramp up her art career and hone her talent and skill with the brush.   She attended the Interlaken School of Art and enrolled in the Visual Arts program at Berkshire Community College.


Downing will exhibit Marge Bride’s watercolors during September and October in his district office, located at 20 Bank Row, Suite 202 in Pittsfield.  All are welcome to stop by Monday through Friday during business hours. 


To learn more about Bride’s artwork, please visit:


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