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Community Art Exhibition at Endicott College


Endicott College & Beverly Main Streets are pleased to announce that Beverly artist Brian Murphy, will be the Arts Fest 2019 Featured Artist.  

Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy is a multi-disciplinary artist whose creative output includes sculpture, mixed media, furniture, and painting. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, he has worked in the advertising and commercial art world for over 33 years, earning design awards along the way.

Very active in the Beverly and North Shore communities he is a past president and longtime member of the Beverly Rotary Club, past president of St. Vincent dePaul Society, board member of Good Friday Walk, board member of Fischer and Fuel Society of Beverly, North Shore Chamber of Commerce, ambassador and former board member of Beverly Youth Hockey as well as coach for many youth sports teams. He has also donated his time and talents to Beverly Main Streets and many other Beverly committees and organizations.

Combining love of sculpture and painting, his art uses wood, found objects, metals, and anything else he can get his hands on to repurpose an object bringing it new life seen in a different way. Creating mixed media sculptures that include anything from old pipes, discarded hardware, and many other found objects, that when put together, beg the viewer to guess what this piece, or that, was in a previous life. His painting work captures light, shadow and how it transforms the surface to give the subject volume and an overall soothing feel. He has done many commissions in various mediums as well. His art can be found in private and public collections across the country.

Tucks Time painting by Brian MurphyBrian Murphy represents the growing creative economy that has emerged in the City of Beverly. The influx of artists and new creative businesses is vital to cities and towns to build community and strengthen productivity. Past Arts Fest featured artists have featured painters, photographers, teachers, furniture makers, illustrators, and culinary artist. We are pleased to add Brian Murphy to our growing list of Arts Fest featured artist. Congratulations Brian!

The featured artist receives a prominent spot at Endicott College’s Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts Grillo Gallery for the Arts Fest Exhibition.  This exhibition is open to all artists who live in Beverly, work in Beverly, and go to school in Beverly.  The featured artist’s work is highlighted on our gallery cards, web page, online calendar, social media, and press.  They are also recognized during the reception on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  As featured artist Brian will also receive a booth space at Arts Fest 2019 on Cabot Street on Saturday, June 15. We hope that you will join us at these two events that feature the works of Brian Murphy.        

If you wish to receive information about the Arts Fest Exhibition at Endicott College, please contact Kathleen Moore at  If you wish to receive information about Arts Fest Beverly located on Cabot Street June 15, 2019, please contact Beverly Main Streets, Heather Wolsey at

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