June 9, 2017
The jurying is complete and the artists for this year’s Arts Fest 2017: Community Art Exhibition have been chosen. Endicott College is proud to present Arts Fest 2017: Community Art Exhibition, true community collaboration. A total of 60 artists who live in Beverly, go to school in Beverly, or work in Beverly have their works on display all summer in celebration of Arts Fest Beverly, a Beverly Main Streets and Beverly Arts District Event. The Featured Artist this year is Philip Lowe; chosen to receive this award based on his many years of dedication and commitment to the arts. Since 1985 he has operated a furniture making and restoration shop in Beverly, MA, producing work for the private sector and museums throughout North America. In 2005 Phil received the Cartouche Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, and was also was chosen in 2010 for the "Artisanship Award" bestowed by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
For the past seven years, a call for artists goes out in March, and this year we were pleased with the many wonderful works submitted by returning and new artists. Included in this exhibition are paintings, sculpture, photography, collage, furniture, fashion, mixed media and more, highlighting Beverly’s creative residents. Many of the works available to purchase, and artist’s receive full sales during this exhibition, stop by and meet the artists at the reception. The Arts Fest 2017: Community Art Exhibition is located in the Grillo Art Gallery and Desnoyers Overlook at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts from Tuesday, June 6 – Friday, August 11. A reception will take place on Thursday, June 15, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the exhibition and the official kick off of Arts Fest Beverly that will take place on Saturday, June 17 on Cabot Street, Beverly. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. This program is funded in part by the van Otterloo Family Foundation, and Endicott College.
This superb exhibition by Beverly Artists contains over 70 works of art with many media represented. The artists participating this year are:
Thom Adorney, Jane Bates, Johanna Bohoy, Paula Borsetti, Kameko Branchaud, Paul Bussone, Ashley Cole, Maria Coleman, Philip Coleman, Alexis Colpoys, Peter Concannon, Sheila Concannon, Connie Crossan, Maria Cusuamano, Maria Decker, Maria Laurenstein Denjongpa, Alena Dillon, Laurette Folk, Renee Gannon, Anothy Gangi, Alice Gardner, Jacquie Gardner, Ken Goldstrom, Greg Hadley, Neil Handler, Victoria Hautala, Andrew Houle, Janel Houton, Judith Klein, Ed Krukonis, Martin Lian, Philip Lowe, Sandra McIntyre Lowe, Vivienne Lowe, Toni MacDonald-Fein, Timothy Marton, Brett Mason, Marie Mello, Rebecca Merry Berry, Michael Miller, Joyce Moore, Brian Murphy, New England Academy students, Chaya O'Grady, Sandra Belock Phippen, Susan Plutsky, Ron Pruett, Sarah Roizen, Casey Roland, Marcia Savory, Mary Scannell, Judith Schmid, Rachel Schmidt, Glenn Scott, Emily Surabian, Jennifer Toler, Mark Towner, Paul Trefry, Suzanne Ulrich, Marie Walsh, and Stephanie Williams.
If you have any questions regarding Arts Fest 2017: Community Exhibition at Endicott College, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or firstname.lastname@example.org our website is: www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts for further information on future exhibits and lectures opportunities. Arts Fest 2017: Community Art Exhibition is in conjunction with Arts Fest Beverly, a free outdoor festival in downtown Beverly on Saturday, June 17, that is fun for the whole family! The festival is located in the newly designated Beverly Cultural District, and includes 150 juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids' activities, art-on-the-spot creations, great food and more! For more information on Arts Fest Beverly, please contact Gin Wallace, Executive Director of Beverly Main Streets, or Heather Wolsey, Marketing Coordinator. http://www.beverlymainstreets.org.