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  • Friday, April 24, 2015 5:51 PM | Kimberly Underhill

    Anne Brown Assemblages from Beaches, Woods & Fields
    Artist open house | Thursday, May 7th | 6pm to 8pm
    on view May 7th through May 31st

    Please come by Kensington-Stobart Gallery to view a collection of artwork by Marblehead native Anne Brown. We're excited about a selection of her driftwood mirrors that we will have on display in the gallery as well as her driftwood sculpture, sculpture to wear, assemblage plaques and collage assemblages.

     Meet Anne at the artist open house from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, May 7th. If you can't make it to the open house please come by the gallery at any time between then and  May 31st. 

    Anne collected everything imaginable from the beach, woods and fields as a child in Marblehead. Her childhood attraction to the natural world and found objects resurfaced as an adult and has led her to creating beautiful pieces of art from what is at hand.

    She is a member of Salem Arts Association and The Copley Society, and her work has been exhibited nationally and been illustrated in numerous publications. For more about Anne and the exhibit click here.

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 2:43 PM | Kimberly Underhill

    Craft Night for the Community Art Installation: 


    at the 

    Ugly Mug Diner 122 Washington Street 

    Monday, April 27th, 6:00 - 10:00 PM

    Join in this community craft night where you’ll help make creatures, flowers, grass and any flora or fauna you can imagine. The finished pieces will be a part of the community fiber art installation, “Front Yard Street Art” at the Salem Arts Festival, June 5th-7th. The installation will be a patchwork of handmade outdoor spaces (yards) that will line Front Street during the Arts Festival. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own fabric, yarn, thread, tools, up-cyclable goods too.

    If you’re not crafty but want to contribute, email

    Open to all ages and skill levels

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:30 PM | Kimberly Underhill

    Montserrat College of Art would like to welcome the public to an artist lecture by internationally renowned Kenyan-born, New York-based artist and activist Wangechi Mutu on Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at The Cabot Theatre, 286 Cabot Street, Beverly. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Mutu has been called the most important African artist today. She is also the keynote commencement speaker and honorary doctoral recipient at Montserrat’s graduation ceremonies the following day. The lecture is free but registration is requested by contacting

    “We are extremely honored to have an artist of Ms. Mutu’s caliber speaking to our community,” said Stephen D. Immerman, president of Montserrat College of Art. “Her successful career both in the US and abroad will be inspirational to our community. We are excited to welcome her to the campus and to the North Shore.” Mutu joins a long list of illustrious commencement speakers at Montserrat including Bryan Konietzko, Gregory Crewdson, Amy Sillman, Jenny Holzer, Janine Antoni and James Rosenquist, to name a few. 

    Mutu is the recipient of the United States Artist Grant (2014), the Brooklyn Museum’s Artist of the Year Award (2013), and was honored as Deutsche Bank’s first Artist of the Year (2010). She received an MFA from Yale and BFA from Cooper Union.She will be just returning to the US from her appearance at the Venice Biennale. See Mutu’s work at

    For further information, contact Jo Broderick at or 978.867.9613.

    Full press release document and photo by Kathryn Parker Almanas.

    Montserrat Hosts Wangechi Mutu Public Artist Talk.docx

    Elizabeth GianinoMedia Relations Coordinator23 Essex St, Beverly, MA978.921.4242 x 1121
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 12:23 PM | Kimberly Underhill

    For the third year in a row The House of Seven Gables will allow Salem Arts members on the grounds of their property during their normal hours of operation of 10 am to 5 pm daily to sketch, paint, photograph, and write without the need to pay entrance admission between Saturday May 16 and Saturday May 30, 2015.

    EXHIBITION: Sunday, June 7th, 3-6 pm and June 8th 10 am to 4 pm

    RECEPTION: Sunday, June 7th, 3-6 pm

    DEADLINE and ELIGIBILITY: Open only to SAA members. Application and $10 fee per SAA member must be sent by May 4th via email to one of the co-chairs or to our PO Box 226, Salem MA 01970.

    Please refer your questions to:

    Co-chairs: Sue Grillo:<>

    Sheryl Lilly Pond:<>

    See the attached PDF for more details. 

  • Saturday, April 04, 2015 12:39 PM | Kimberly Underhill

    Tuesday April 7 from 6-8pm come celebrate the community-service initiative and art program with Salem's elementary school students.  There will be a reception, exhibition, and auction.  Admission is one unexpired can of food or other nonperishable food item per person.  More information can be found at

  • Saturday, April 04, 2015 9:46 AM | Kimberly Underhill

    Are you an artist who likes to perform, display and/or sell your work, or lead an art-making activity? The annual Salem Arts Festival (June 5-7, 2015) is your chance! The call for artist deadline is April 10, 2015.  Participation information is available online. 

  • Thursday, April 02, 2015 12:45 PM | Kimberly Underhill

    For 50 years, the Marblehead Festival of Arts, a year-round all-volunteer organization, has produced a summer arts Festival over the July 4th holiday.

    This year's festival promises to be outstanding, a days-long free event comprising art exhibits, performances, a logo contest, a culinary arts reception, a street festival, and more. The call for art is located on their Art exhibits page. 

    Check out their webpage for special events being planned for the 50th Festival Celebration, which will run concurrently with the festival, July 2–5, 2015.

  • Thursday, April 02, 2015 11:32 AM | Kimberly Underhill

    The Winthrop Art Association 2015 Festival and Craft Fair will be held from April 24th - 26th at the EB Newton Cultural Center, Winthrop, MA. They are seeking artists to enter the Festival with original art works and crafters for the Craft Fair. Entry forms are due by April 15th according to the instructions on the formsVisit their website for more information about the festival.

  • Friday, March 27, 2015 12:05 PM | Kimberly Underhill

    Collectors within the Artistic Community

    Presenter: Maggie Cavallo: Curator of Education, Montserrat College of Art

    The art collector plays a complex role in contemporary art communities. Hear stories of influential collectors who dedicated time to developing emerging artists; learn methods and guidelines for developing a holistic art collecting practice.

    Thursday April 9, 2015
    7:00-8:30 pm
    Marblehead Arts Association
    8 Hooper Street Marblehead Ma 01945
    $25 members/ $50 non members*
    Reservations & prepayment requested; Call 781-631-2608 or email:
    Visit: or call 781-631-2608 for more information

    *First of a two part series included in the fee. An onsite visit to Montserrat will follow on Thursday, April, 23 6:30-8:30pm. Maggie and Montserrat's Take20 team, a group of student gallery teachers, will bring participants for a closer look at leading Montserrat student work and for a visit to a Senior Thesis Exhibition with students working in a variety of disciplines.

    "The art collector plays a complex role in contemporary art communities. Today, many individuals collect purely for the investment value of a work of art and collecting has, for ages, been a tried and true method for proving one’s cultural capital. The interest and agency of art collectors often influence the careers of working artists and the styles of art that are celebrated and produced. Beyond the financial or cultural gain, the contemporary collector should be aware of her important role within the fabric of artistic communities. how might she make the most of her connections with works of art and artists?"

    Maggie Cavallo Bio:

    Maggie Cavallo is a curator and educator based in Boston, MA dedicated to providing dynamic experiences with, through and for contemporary art and artists. Much of Cavallo’s curatorial work is characterized by experiential and performance-based practices and the understanding of every arts experience as inherently a learning experience. Past projects includes: The Highest Closet at Montserrat College of Art, A New Cosmic Mix: now in 5D! at the Charles Hayden Planetarium and SPACE CASE: Zillaboston Online Residency. Cavallo works currently as the Curator of Education at Montserrat College of Art, a Teaching Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education, a lead Teaching Artist with the Urbano Project and Gallery Instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She received a BA in Media, Society and the Arts from SUNY Purchase and an Ed.M in Arts in Education from Harvard University. |

    About the MAA:
    The Marblehead Arts Association is located in the historic King Hooper Mansion, at 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead. Six galleries of exhibits by association members and guest artists change every six weeks and education programs and special events are offered throughout the year. The MAA Artisan Shop features one-of-a-kind crafts including jewelry, pottery, glassworks and textiles by our artisan members. The Mansion is available for private parties, meetings, weddings and other events. For more information, please call 781-631-2608.

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:30 PM | Tommy Gagnon


    Arts Marketing with

    Jackie Ganim DeFalco

    Thur. March 26, 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
    $10 members/$15 non-members
    King Hooper Mansion,
    8 Hooper St. Marblehead

    To register contact: 781-631-2608781-631-2608 or



    "In the world of technology marketing, we are all trying to tell the story.  Not always easy to turn complex notions into interesting stories despite access to the world’s best marketers.  So, turning this on it’s head, it’s equally difficult for artists to tell some of the world’s most interesting and poignant stories – as they lack the marketing expertise and in some cases, the courage – afraid to toot their own horn." - Jackie Ganim-DeFalco


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