It's Magic

We never know what we will see.  Each time nearly two hundred works come streaming into the NAA galleries - sometimes for an open show, sometimes for a juried show.  When the dust settles, works in various media, sizes, representing images of all kinds are parked along the walls of the galleries, some downstairs, some upstairs, perhaps gently resting on sawhorses ... and the challenge and excitement of a new installation are before us.  Each time I think "how will this happen? how will the pieces of an installation puzzle come together?"  We strive to make sure that all works are shown in their best light, hanging with other works that become their organic companions, either on the gallery walls or on pedestals.  The beginning is never easy ... and then we - my dear colleagues and I , some of us artists and some of us not - simply start, we jump in ... and from there, magic happens.  We thank the artists for entrusting us with this unique and treasured responsibility.  This is one of my favorite walls in the Newburyport Art Association's current Winter Members Juried Show, Part I.  

by Elena Ruocco Bachrach, Executive Director, NAA

 

a snapshot from the 2015 Winter Members Juried Show, Part I

Cape Ann Museum Re-Opens

The Light is Different Here

The Cape Anne Museum, located in Gloucester, has had a face lift; it was reopened after a six month renovation in August 2014.  If you have not been down to see the new space or if you have never been there, you are in for a treat. 

http://www.capeannmuseum.org

The collection includes a range of fine artists from Fitz Henry Lane to Contemporary Artists who have lived on, visited or were inspired by Cape Ann. It is a showcase for all things related to the area. The exhibits of Maritime and Fisheries, Granite Quarrying, and Furniture and Decorative Arts fill the bright space and are of interest to all age groups. 

And what could be better on a winter day ...

Art and Chowda at Passports located at 110 Main Street Gloucester - Enjoy!

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester, MA 01930 and their phone number is (978) 283-0455.

 

 

 

Dreaming of Polar Landscapes

Lisa Goren - Artist Talk at the NAA

Are you sorry to see summer go?  Not ready to dream of polar landscapes? Meet Lisa Goren on Sunday October  5, 2-4PM at the Newburyport Art Association.  She will talk about her amazing watercolors of frozen landscapes and whale bones and her Artist residency on a tall ship above the Arctic Circle Lisa has dreamed of Polar Landscapes since she was in her teens. Her first trip took her to Antarctica where she was inspired and captivated by the landscape. She has traveled to Iceland and Alaska to increase her understanding of the Polar Regions. Her watercolors show an unfamiliar landscape in a new light. By using vibrant colors and taking risks with different surfaces, she makes the viewer reevaluate their understanding of both these landscapes and their understanding of the potential of the medium. Her works creates questions about the nature of abstraction and our planet as many of her pieces are representations of unfamiliar terrains. http://lisagorenpaintings.com/gallery/landscapes    

Are you sorry to see summer go?  Not ready to dream of polar landscapes?

Meet Lisa Goren on Sunday October  5, 2-4PM at the Newburyport Art Association.  She will talk about her amazing watercolors of frozen landscapes and whale bones and her Artist residency on a tall ship above the Arctic Circle

Lisa has dreamed of Polar Landscapes since she was in her teens. Her first trip took her to Antarctica where she was inspired and captivated by the landscape. She has traveled to Iceland and Alaska to increase her understanding of the Polar Regions. Her watercolors show an unfamiliar landscape in a new light. By using vibrant colors and taking risks with different surfaces, she makes the viewer reevaluate their understanding of both these landscapes and their understanding of the potential of the medium.

Her works creates questions about the nature of abstraction and our planet as many of her pieces are representations of unfamiliar terrains.

http://lisagorenpaintings.com/gallery/landscapes