Cousen Rose Gallery
The gallery, which started off as a partnership between Ms. Cousens and friend Stephen Rose, a landscape painter from Falmouth, has evolved into Zita Cousen's singular vision. After three years of sharing the business, Mr. Rose left to focus his energies on his own painting. While Ms. Cousens is loyal to her cadre of long-time artists, she keeps an eye out for the up-and-coming. Her signature mixture of paintings, photography, prints, books, jewelry and pottery offers a glimpse into Ms. Cousens's own eclectic passions. Gallery proprietress by summer, counselor at Boston Latin School the rest of the year, she is an avid skier, traveler, and self-professed "foodie." She acknowledges that her dual career is a necessity to engage her mercurial nature.
Now in her third location on Circuit Avenue, Ms. Cousens seems to have found her niche. She bought the gingerbread building that houses the gallery 15 years ago, and says its location just beyond the thick of the summer throngs is ideal. Nearly every week, on Saturday evenings throughout the season, she unveils a new exhibition.