Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 25th ArtWalk

Newburyport ARTWALK returns JUNE 25th with eighteen galleries participating in this free community event. For a self-guided tour, pick up a map at any of the participating galleries as well as the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce. Newburyport is a historic, seaport destination filled with beautiful shops, restaurants and amazing outdoor spaces! It is home to a large number of art galleries and artists’ studios, all of which play an important role in the overall vibrancy of the city. ArtWalk is a perfect example of Newburyport at its best, providing a relaxing stroll through the different galleries and art exhibits.
  • The Connor Summers Gallery at 48 Market Street celebrates summer with its annual "Land, Sea, and In-Between" show featuring new landscapes by Catherine Connor as well as vintage works by North Shore artist, James Mickelson. The gallery is a short three-block walk west of downtown.
  • Bridge Gallery presents “All Things Bright & Beautiful” featuring the works of artist, Karla K. Cook, from June 1-27, 2011. Karla believes that animals enhance our humanity and help us appreciate the beauty of the world around us. Cook will be doing a free pet portrait demonstration at 3pm on June 25th. Local blues artists, Paul Prue and Mark Hayden, will be playing live on Saturday, June 25 from 4-7pm.
  • Indigo Artist Studio artists will be available during the ArtWalk to demonstrate and discuss the process of their mediums.  The studio houses a monotype press used to create one of a kind prints and a variety of printing processes including solar plate etching, chine colle, and carborundum to name a few.  Mixed mediums including encaustic, collage, and other painting mediums are also explored at the studio by Mary Arthur Pollak. Oil painting methods, especially oil pigment sticks are the focus of artist, Lillian Coolidge and can be seen in small to large panels depicting landscapes.
  • Alan Bull's studio will be hosting a student show featuring selections from his adult painting, drawing and figure drawing classes as well as his teen drawing class. He will also be showing many of his own drawings and paintings.
  • Newburyport Art Association's featured artist, Judith Monteferrante, will be having a show during the artwalk as well as the Abstract Painting Interest Group Show.
  • Heather Karp's gallery, Studio 54, presents "Six Squared," in the main gallery; a show of thirty-six 6"x6" acrylic wood block paintings by abstract artist, Cara Gonier. Cara will be giving a free demonstration of her process at 3:30pm. Robin Thornhill's ethereal landscapes are also on display. Wine and cheese reception from 3-6pm.
  • The Churchill Gallery features the work of outstanding local, regional and national talents offering a distinctive portfolio of original Fine Art. Our June ArtWalk exhibition includes new works by gallery artists and introduces marine watercolorist extraordinaire Steven Lush.
  • Firehouse Gallery: Artist, Susan Kneeland's beach scenes mirror this season of strolls along the sand, playtime in the breaking surf and all that beautiful Newburyport has to offer. During the Artwalk, Susan will be in the gallery from 3-4pm speaking about the prices artists ask for their work and answering questions about what goes into creating art for a living.
  • The Walsingham Gallery's Artist In Session series welcomes Grant Hacking on June 25th. Having lived in South Africa for the first 25 years of his life, Grant Hacking became a keen observer of nature. From his extensive travels across the African landscape, Grant eagerly absorbed the visual details of his exotic surroundings. His vivid memories of his home land are an important resource for his wildlife paintings and his inspiration. Mr. Hacking will be demonstrating how he develops a new wildlife painting using oils on canvas. Enjoy meeting Grant, refreshments and viewing his most recent work on display.
  • Valerie's Gallery welcomes David Magdalenski, an Amesbury artist, for the June artwalk. He will be giving a free painting demonstration and taking questions from 3-5pm.