Sunday, June 16, 2013

June ArtWalk Weekend: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd

Newburyport is home to many artists, art lovers, and creative adventurers. Many artists have fallen in love with Newburyport and have made it their artistic home. With the subtle beauty of reflected light, the crisp salt air, acres of textured marsh, and architectural vignettes of earlier times, this area has become a magnet for painters, sculptors, photographers and the like for the same reasons that Rockport and Provincetown became art colonies in previous centuries. Many an art collection have begun with just one piece, whether a quiet painting of an autumn marsh or a brilliant print of lovers entwined...whatever your artistic passion, the Newburyport art scene is sure to have what you are looking for...

Here’s What's Happening!

Alan Bull
This local popular artist will demonstrate plein air painting on Saturday and Sunday afternoon in and around the Sweethaven Gallery, on Inn Street and possibly on State Street, traffic permitting. A great treat to watch an artist at work!!!

Artist atWork

22 Liberty Street

An exhibit of elegant botanical pastels by Janice Eaton Updike will be on display at Chameleon, 22 Liberty Street, Newburyport. An opening reception with the artist will be held in conjunction with the Newburyport ArtWalk on June 22nd from 3-7p. Ms. Updike is a graduate of Montserrat College of Art and has been represented by Chameleon since 2000.

"Orange Tulips" by Janice Eaton Updike
On display at Chameleon Gallery

48 Market Street

Cathy Connor, a local artist and framer, is exhibiting new work this coming ArtWalk weekend, including serene and thoughtful paintings created by Cathy as well as new works by artists she represents in her gallery. Stop by to visit her beautiful studio tucked away on a tree-lined side street within walking distance from town. Refreshments.

Indigo Artist Studio
53 Middle Street

New landscape monotypes and monotype cards by artist, Mary Arthur Pollack. Studio visit will also include mixed media encaustic tiles, mixed media drawings and framed contemporary monotypes.Wine, cheese, and light refreshments will be served. ArtWalk Weekend Special: Go to and print out a special discount coupon usable during the June ArtWalk Weekend.

"Still" by Mary Arthur Pollack
Indigo Artists Studio, Liberty Street

The Gallery at Firehouse Center for the Arts
Market Square

This month's exhibition features “A Year of Fresh Turns” by painter, Miranda Updike. The exhibit marks a major shift in the artist’s style and subject matter and offers examples of her work over the course of five years. She invites the viewer to understand a “fresh turn,” a new and sometimes humorous view of color and shape.

"Forward Force" by Miranda Updike
On display at Firehouse Center for the Arts

Nantucket Stock Exchange
117 Water Street

Stop by for a summer soiree this coming Saturday from 4-7pm to view the beautiful works of Tom Sullivan and Eric K. Anderson. Weather permitting.

65 Water Street

Three galleries hosting juried, open and individual art shows as well as a beautifully stocked gift shop that displays smaller pieces from artist members. This month, the Art Association members David and Janice Jones will be displaying their show titled, "Reflection Connection," June 12-24.

"Reflection Connections" by David and Janice Jones
On Display At Newburyport Art Association
June 12-24

West End Boardwalk near Black Cow

The park features the 9th annual year long exhibit of large, outdoor contemporary sculpture by several New England artists. Want to see more sculpture...visit the nearby Clipper City Rail Train which is lined with a variety of sculpural form that is family friendly, thought provoking and inspiring.

Sweethaven Gallery
25 Inn Street, Lower Level

Stop by Sweethaven Gallery to view the newly added landscape images of Newburyport and Plum Island by local photographer, Greg Nikas. Greg began his photographic career as a landscape photographer and shows his work exclusively at Sweethaven Gallery. Local weaver, Phyllis Sher, of PhlissDesigns will be showing her new spring scarves this ArtWalk weekend as well.

"Center Beach - Plum Island at Sunrise" by Greg Nikas
On Display at Sweethaven Gallery

Valerie’s Gallery
26 State Street

Meet the artist, Paul Beauregard, this Saturday June 22nd from 3 to 7 pm. Paul is a third generation woodworker who creates wonderful bird carvings. The artist will demonstrate his creative process. The gallery will host a RAFFLE of a Beauregard Chickadee. Visit Valerie’s and enter to win an original artwork by the artist.

Original Wood Carving by Paul Beauregard
Works on Display At Valerie's Gallery

Walsingham Gallery
47 Merrimac Street

This reputable gallery will host a painting demonstration by artist, Dennis Poirier, on Saturday, June 22nd from 3-7 p.m. The artist will demonstrate his painting process and introduce a new series of maritime paintings featuring scenes of the local fishing industry. Growing up in Gloucester MA, Poirer was fascinated by the bustle of harbor. He eventually joined the long line of influential Cape Ann painters. Working en plein air, he travels the coast between Cape Ann and Maine, capturing local landscapes and seascapes. “People pass by scenes ever day without really seeing them. As artists it is our job to bring their attention to how beautiful this world truly is.”

"Hauling Traps Off the Breakwater" by Dennis Poirier

"Mending the Nets" by Dennis Poirier
On Display at The Walsingham Gallery


Where to Park?
Public parking lots are located near Market Square and there is convenient on-street parking throughout the downtown area. Public transportation is also available. The MBTA’s Newburyport station is located at the southern end of the Rail Trail, a 1-mile scenic walk to Newburyport’s riverfront.