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True Santa Christina Beecher of Mansfield at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Beecher has been volunteering for years at the museum helping set up exhibits and painting backdrops for flower shows. Beecher with her painting "Just Before Dawn," which won an award of merit in the Members Exhibit.

Christina Beecher has had a hand in just about everything it takes to set up an exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum.

The Mansfield landscape artist has volunteered to mount shelves, paint pedestals and clean glass to ready shows.

“She spends long hours at the museum working to launch our shows and programs — and treats her tasks with care and pride,” said Mim Brooks Fawcett, the museum’s executive director.

For Beecher, 55, the tasks are small recompense for what the museum brings to the community.

“I believe in the museum because of what it can offer artists of all ages and abilities,” Beecher said.

The museum isn’t the only benefactor of Beecher’s efforts.

She pays forward her experience volunteering by showing other local artists how to set up their own exhibitions. Beecher especially looks forward to painting the backdrop for the yearly flower show.

“It’s become my baby,” she said.

People follow her progress on the wall through pictures she posts to social media, just one example of Beecher’s online advocacy for the museum.

“It’s like a gem in the middle of downtown Attleboro,” she said.