CUSHING – Pine Tree Society greeting cards have been a New England tradition for over 50 years. This year, the organization brought back one of its most popular maps, “Holiday Village” by Cushing artist Marieluise Hutchinson, depicting a picturesque scene in Downeast Maine.
“People can relate to the old house sitting in the snow-covered field with the warm glow of the lights in the windows,” Hutchinson said. “They watch this scene and feel the importance of family, Christmas and warmth.”
Hutchinson is a Copley Master at the Copley Society of Boston and an Artist Master at the Cape Cod Art Center. Her work is exhibited in galleries from Florida to Maine and is in the permanent collections of the Cahoon Museum of American Art and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. She divides her time between Cushing and Yarmouth Port, Mass.
Hutchinson is proud to share her work to support causes she believes in.
“When I know it helps someone, it’s a good thing. I am always happy to give back and every year there is more and more need. I’m proud to paint what I love for good causes,” she said.
One hundred percent of proceeds from card sales support people with disabilities in Maine. Cards can be ordered online at pinetreesociety.org or by calling 207-443-3341.
Pine Tree Society helps people with disabilities lead richer, more socially connected lives. Too often, people with disabilities feel excluded, even isolated. With the help of Pine Tree Society, they are not alone. We share a spirit of innovation and a desire to discover new ways to break down barriers that many find insurmountable. It started as a bold new idea in 1936 and it continues every day. Based in Bath with offices in Scarborough, Auburn and Pine Tree Camp in Rome.
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