Enjoy a Picture-Perfect Summer Day at June 18th ArtWalk

 
 
Visit 20+ galleries via self-guided tour
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NEWBURYPORT, Mass. - June 7, 2016 - PRLog -- The Newburyport art community will collectively open its doors with special exhibits, artist discussions, painting demonstrations and more during the second ArtWalk of 2016 on Saturday, June 18 from 11-6 p.m. Take a leisurely self-guided tour that winds through Newburyport's historic downtown to more than 20 galleries and partner sites that are celebrating the beauty and culture of the North Shore.

The public is invited to join in on ArtWalk's free events, browse a variety of artwork in traditional and contemporary styles, shop, dine, and soak in all that the Cultural District has to offer. Future 2016 ArtWalk dates are August 20th and November 5th.

A free brochure/map of all venues is available at participating galleries, the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, the passageway between State and Inn Street and at ArtWalk Partners' locations.

Among the special activities planned for June's ArtWalk are:

Connor Summers Gallery: Connor Summers Gallery is pleased to have new work by Marcia Hermann for the June ArtWalk. Her new series of paintings, done in her trademark patterned style is titled "The Anderson Sisters." Additionally, the gallery will be introducing work by Newburyport artist Margaret Bernier, as well as showing work by Michael Updike, Gordon Pryzbyla, Janice Eaton Updike and Cathy Connor. 48 Market Street, Newburyport

Sweethaven Gallery: Don't miss this "Celebration of the Work and Wisdom of Photographer Harold Feinstein" (co-sponsored by Blue Wave Fine Art Gallery (http://www.bluewaveartgallery.com/)) from June 15 - July 10. The New York Times declared Feinstein "one of the most accomplished recorders of the American experience." His work is owned by museums worldwide including The Museum of Modern Art, The International Center for Photography, The George Eastman House, and more. Sweethaven will host an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 18 from 12-6 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. 25L Inn Street, Newburyport

Paula Estey Gallery (PEG): "Love-Locks, an exhibition showcasing the push and pull of love from soft underbelly to razor's edge…" is on display June 8 - July 23. From the padlocks on the Pont Des Arts Bridge in Paris to twisted fibers on canvas describing a sweet summer day, "LOVE-LOCKS" features contemporary art by painter Jennifer jean Costello with PEG artists Miranda Updike, Kate Sullivan, Jessica Hachmeister, David Stone, Regina Valluzzi, Pat Forbes and Joanne Tarlin. There is a special Opening Reception on Friday, June 17 from 6-8:30 p.m., and the gallery will be open for ArtWalk on Saturday, June 18from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 3 Harris Street, Newburyport

Indigo Artist Studio/Alan Bull Studio: Indigo Artist Studio will be hosting "Prints in Process: Three Artists," a monotype  event on Friday June, 17, from 5-8pm.  Artists include Newburyport's Alan Bull, Gordon Pryzbyla, and Indigo's resident artist, Mary Arthur Pollak. The artists will be using a variety of monotype/monoprint techniques and tools illustrating the diversity of the practice. All prints will be available for sale on that night and during ArtWalk on June 18.  Refreshments will be served for both Friday evening and Saturday. 53 Middle Street, Newburyport

Firehouse Center for the Arts: "Fading American Landscapes," an exhibit of oil paintings by Valerie Isaacs, is on view at the Institution for Savings Art Gallery at the Firehouse from May 25 - June 19. These fine oil paintings of serene farmhouses and rustic barns, off-season beach towns and weathered cottages serve as a nostalgic tribute to a simpler, more essential American way of life. Painting demonstrations by the artist will be held during the ArtWalk on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Market Square, Newburyport

Newburyport Art Association: "Selections: Paintings and Drawings by Rick Hayes" will be on display from June 14-18 in the Hills Gallery, and the annual OpArt Exhibition by Opportunity Works artists will be held in the main gallery. Stop by for an informal plein air painting demonstration on site (weather permitting) by artist Michele Champion on Saturday, June 18 from 2-5 p.m. 65 Water Street, Newburyport

36 Liberty Street Studios: Take in the dreamlike paintings with collage elements of artist E. Tobin Eckian on the first floor, and Portrait and Fine Art Photography by Kiki Larouge on the second floor of this shared studio space. During ArtWalk on Saturday, Amadeus Studio will have musical ensembles from 1-5 p.m. 36 Liberty Street, Newburyport

Valerie's Gallery: Meet jewelry maker and metalsmith  Catie McCool, from 1-5p.m. on Saturday, June 18. This local Newburyport artist creates gorgeous pieces that emphasize texture and movement. 26 State Street, Newburyport

Spirit of Newburyport: John William Brown began featuring Tall Ship visits to Newburyport in his photographic fine art renditions in 2006. He created the first of his "Newburyport Boardwalk Summer" series with the Friendship out of Salem and continued the series in 2012 with the H.M.S. Bounty. The tradition continues in June's Artwalk, featuring the 2016 visits of the El Galeon and the Lynx. 32 Water Street, Newburyport

About ArtWalk

The 2016 Newburyport ArtWalk events are held on four Saturdays this year. They are free and open to the public. A collaborative of galleries offer special exhibitions, artist demos, lectures, tours, and visual art, all within easy walking distance. Local restaurants, cafes and coffee shops also display original art on a rotating basis. ArtWalk 2016 participants include: 36 Liberty St. Studios, Alan Bull Paintings, Connor Summers Gallery, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Indigo Artist Studio, Newburyport Art Association, Paula Estey Gallery, Sisters We Three, Somerby's Landing Sculpture Park, Spirit of Newburyport, Studio 5, Sweethaven Gallery, Valerie's Gallery, and The Walsingham Gallery. ArtWalk partner businesses include: 17 State Street Cafe, Atomic Cafe Coffee Roasters, Caffe di Siena, Plum Island Coffee Roasters, Chococoa Baking Company & Cafe, the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, Middle Street Foods, and The Tannery Marketplace. Visit http://artwalknewburyport.blogspot.com and http://www.facebook.com/NewburyportArtWalk to stay informed of the latest activities.

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