"Alvin Ailey Dancer"
Resin with Bronze Patina
Arlene Hecht is founder and Director of Gallery 333 in North Falmouth, Mass., which opened in 1988. The same year, she opened her Newton, MA studio where she teaches painting and sculpture. She received a BA from Boston University with additional studies in art history and has studied painting and sculpture since 1970. Charlotte Lockwood, Marcia Zonis, Polly Seliger-Egelson and Clayton Fuller were her most significant teachers.
Music was an early influence and inspires most of her sculpture today. Rhythm, motion and gesture are the necessary elements of her figurative works which have won “Best in Show” and “First Prizes” from The Falmouth Artists’ Guild Annual Juried Shows and The Newton Art Association, Newton, Mass., in the 1990s.
Hecht is a past president of The Newton Art Association and a member of The New England Sculptors’ Association. She is listed in People in the Arts, published by the Newton Free Library in 1991. Hecht served on the Advisory Board of The Committee to Encourage Public Art in Falmouth. She has written the Foreword to the book" 100 Best New England Artists" to be published at the end of 2010. Discovering new artists and exhibiting some of the best art work of recognized and award-winning national and international artists is her greatest pleasure.