Blanchard Memorial Elementary School in Boxborough held its annual Field Day on June 16, featuring Boxborough Conservation Trust’s annual Contest Ceremony. During the event, Principal Dana Labb introduced Rita Gibes Grossman, BCTrust president, who thanked Labb and the Blanchard School community for continuing this tradition as this marked the 19th year for the art, and … Continue reading

Minuteman Bikeway to host art installations

Arlington Public Art and the Arlington Commission on Arts and Culture will work with curator/public art consultant Cecily Miller to bring art installations to one of the town’s most trafficked public areas: the Minuteman Bikeway. Three installations have been unveiled and will be on view through fall 2017. Two more projects are planned for installation … Continue reading Minuteman Bikeway to host art installations

Art exhibition plays on the history at Newton’s Durant-Kenrick house

Each piece tells a story — from the giant ceramic peaches popping out of the back garden to the hanging silk basket on the front lawn, area artists took inspiration from the tales of the Durant-Kenrick house for their work.The new exhibition "Sculpture Meets Nature" is sprawled over the grounds of the historic home on Waverley … Continue reading Art exhibition plays on the history at Newton’s Durant-Kenrick house

Retrospective celebrates ‘town artist’ Vernon Smith

When you bring up the subject of art in the town of Orleans, chances are the name Vernon Smith is going to be a big part of the conversation.“Vernon Smith was THE ‘town artist’ who worked and lived in Orleans basically from the 1920s until he passed away in 1969,” said Tom Cronin of Orleans, … Continue reading Retrospective celebrates ‘town artist’ Vernon Smith

Music, food, auctions and more at Pres Hall garden party

The 10th annual Wellfleet Preservation Hall Garden Party on May 27 will take place at the height of spring, when crab apples and cherries burst forth in fleecy blossoms, and busy gardeners hoe and plant. At this year's event, Hall executive director Janet Lesniak said there will be more party fun as well as more paintings, … Continue reading Music, food, auctions and more at Pres Hall garden party

NAA announces annual Party & Art Auction

The Newburyport Art Association has announced the date of its 16th Annual Party & Art Auction on June 10. The event will feature a silent auction that includes 2-D works, crafts and packages, and a live auction with traditional and contemporary 2-D works and more.This NAA fundraiser event is made possible by the donations of … Continue reading NAA announces annual Party & Art Auction

SWAMPSCOTT: Reach Arts opens Burrill Street building and invites artists to brainstorm

A couple weeks after its ribbon cutting on May 6, the newly acquired Reach Arts building at 89 Burrill St. in Swampscott hosted an open house for local artists to network and share their ideas for how the new community art space could be used to share art and foster relationships between artists and art enthusiasts.The open house was … Continue reading SWAMPSCOTT: Reach Arts opens Burrill Street building and invites artists to brainstorm