Community Stuff 4/29/14

Eileen Oliver  Newburyport Art Association Award

These were the lovely comments given on Sunday, April 27th for my painting, “The Schooners”, winner of the Mary Alice Arakelian Memorial Award for work in Oil (Best Oil Painting In Show) at the opening reception for the Newburyport Art Association 17th Annual Regional Juried Art Show . It will be there on display from now until June 2nd.

“The precise control of the brushwork coupled with the strong compositional placement of the sailboats, as well as the deft use of colors both in the water and sky, result in a very accomplished and satisfying painting. Congratulations.” – Bruce Brown, Juror. Curator Emeritus, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine. 

Eileen Patten Oliver


ssex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum Presents:

A Panel Discussion led by the Essex Writing Group: Topics in Essex History: Some Essex History,

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s Waterline Center, 66 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929

Admission is free

Please join us on Sunday, May 4 from 3 – 4:30 p. m. in the Waterline Center at the Shipbuilding Museum.   We will learn about growing up in a clammer’s family during the depression and Revolutionary War veterans from Chebacco (now Essex).  Other topics will be about some very interesting people of Essex.  Carrie Andrews was a gifted singer who died tragically at a young age.  Annie Gosbee was a professional baseball player in a league of her own.  Rev. John Cleveland was a minister and a prominent patriot.
The Essex Writing Group provides an opportunity for those with an interest in Essex history to discuss, research, and prepare a permanent record of their work.  It is led by Karin Gertsch and Kurt Wilhelm, who have published books about Essex and Cape Ann.  Participation in the group is open to all.  This is the first presentation of a continuing program of their activities.
Light refreshments will be served.

Email: or leave a message with Kurt Wilhelm at 978-768-7342. 

3 thoughts on “Community Stuff 4/29/14

    1. Thank you, Kathy! I do have one at North Shore Arts Association for the spring show there which is having it’s opening reception on Thursday evening, but not at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center…


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