MANSHIP ARTISTS PRESENTS: Outside @ Manship Artists Salon

We have news to share concerning Outside @Manship, Manship Artists’ CoViD response to support local artists, and programming that we have developed related to the exhibition.

Manship Artists is presenting a FREE virtual Zoom series — Outside @ Manship Artists Salon — to accompany and highlight its support of 94 artists during 2020 and the pandemic and the resulting online exhibition Outside @ Manship. The salons will take place Thursday evenings beginning March 4, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Registration is required for each of the programs. Zoom space is limited, please advise your readership to sign-up in advance at

March 4          The Inside Scoop: Paul Manship’s story

Who was Paul Manship? What brought him to Cape Ann? What did he create here? Many Cape Ann locals are surprised to learn that the artist who modeled one of the most recognizable and photographed sculptures in the world — New York City’s Prometheus Fountain at Rockefeller Center — was sculpted by an artist whose summer residence and work studio is in Gloucester, MA. The property was saved by the Manship Artists Residency + Studios three years ago. Join Paul Manship’s grandson Erik Natti, Manship’s neighbor and local house historian Pru Fish, and Manship Artists founder and American sculpture specialist Rebecca Reynolds for a revealing conversation about the man behind this local treasure with national significance.

March 18         Do you see the world inside out? 

A delightful happenstance of having artists come to Manship was that some chose to paint in the same place on the grounds on different days. They worked in the exact same locations where their painter friends had painted on other occasions unbeknownst to themselves. The work they each produced is remarkably different. Join Janet Sutherland, Patricia McCarthy, & John Caggiano, three Cape Ann plein air painters featured in the Outside @ Manship exhibition as they talk about their time at Manship, their work, and how they developed as artists in their own unique way. 

April 1         Inside @ Manship : Uninterrupted Time

Artist-in-residence programs give artists the opportunity to live and work outside of their usual surroundings and away from the concerns of their everyday lives. Residencies provide artists uninterrupted time to reflect, dive deep into questions that may have been puzzling them, and to produce work in a supportive environment. Manship Artists’ pandemic response — Outside @ Manship — was designed to bring local artists from Cape Ann to the grounds of Manship for a little while as a respite during COVID. Come celebrate the first day of National Poetry Month with us! Meet two poets who benefited from time at Manship as they share what happened while they were there. Cantabrigian Charles Coe is the author of three books of poetry and an adjunct professor of English at Salve Regina University. Poet Monica Manoski is an artist, community organizer, Reiki practitioner, and the Executive Director of the Essex Art Center in Lawrence, MA. Her first book—a collection of poems and black and white film photography titled sisters in this ritual was just released. 

April 22         I know what I like!

Artists give us an opportunity to see things differently, in ways that are engaging, unexpected and perplexing. Our view of the world can be turned upside down and inside out by looking at artwork of a place that we may recognize, but which is rendered in such a way as to invite us to look again. Join three Outside @ Manship artists as they talk about the way they see the world. Heidi Caswell Zander in an artist member and President of The Rockport Art Association & Museum, where she also is involved with its Experimental Art Group. Award-winning experimental artist and wearable art clothing designer Donna Caselden maintains studios on Cape Ann and Napa Valley, CA. The recipient of a 2020 painting award from the Mass Cultural Council, Andrew Fish was one of the first resident artists at the Manship Artists Residency + Studios in 2019 and currently teaches at MassArt and Lesley Art + Design.

The virtual exhibition and complementary programming are a celebration of the work produced by artists who participated in Outside @ Manship. This program was created in response to the Covid pandemic, to provide a place for artists living and working on Cape Ann to be for a little while on the beautiful grounds of the Manship Artists Residency + Studios (MARS) in the summer and fall of 2020.

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