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Ruth Adams McCahon Retrospective Art Show & Opening Reception

The Dublin Community Center will feature a retrospective art show throughout June showing works by the late Ruth Adams McCahon. The opening reception will be on Friday, June 3, from 5 to 7pm. For more information email

Ruth Adams McCahon was an artist known in the New England region for her still life oil paintings, drawings, and woodcut prints. She found inspiration in common growing things, shy creatures of the field and wood, and the marvelous hope of the human spirit. 

Ruth was a 1945 graduate of Brookline (MA) High School and studied art at New England School of Art and at the Boston University School of Fine Art. Ruth’s studies under the late Conger Metcalf were an important influence in her portrayal of the human figure. She was a juried member of the Copley Society in Boston, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and the New Hampshire Art Association. 

Raised in the Boston area, she lived for many years in Hanover, MA, before moving with her family to Peterborough in the early 1970s. Her artistic talents included transforming each of her homes and furnishings into early American historical homesteads. Ruth loved hiking, camping, spontaneous picnics at the ocean with her family, and hosting many memorable gatherings of friends and family. 

Ruth and her husband, Bill, spent their final years in Washington State to be near family. This retrospective exhibit (spanning the 1970s through early 2000s) features works from the private collection of daughter, Sandi McCahon, wife of DubHub program coordinator, Volkert Volkersz. Additional pieces come from the homes of Ruth’s grandchildren, Rico McCahon of Manchester and Martha Duffy of Peterborough.