Annual Spring Art Show & Sale
The Essex National Heritage Fall annual meeting is this Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 9AM — and it’s virtual so more people can RSVP than ever. The next day, Trails and Sails 2020 is back! Two fun three day weekends packed with FREE activities.
News from Essex National Heritage:
Discover special places in your backyard from Friday September 18 – through Sunday September 27, 2020!
Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, virtually explore historic properties, and take in experiences of all kinds. Find what makes Essex County like nowhere else during the annual two weekends of Trails & Sails. Event styles this year include: DIY Virtual Experiences; self-guided tours; tours by car; scavenger hunts; small group events; and arts and cultural activities and experiences…and so much more!
Manchester Historical museum will be offering self guided tours: Download your choice of 3 self guided walking tours in the downtown area of Manchester-by-the-Sea from the Manchester Historical Museum website
Meanwhile Ipswich Marini Farm is featuring a farm forest ice cream hike.
There are no Rockport or Gloucester listings that I see- however, the Sargent House Museum is offering walking tours downtown September 26, October 3, 10, and 17 to sites and historic buildings associated with Judith Sargent Murray. It’s not too late for the museum to add the Sept. 26th one into the mix of free events for Trails & Sails 2020, or folks to plan “while you’re at it” activities. (Perhaps they’ll waive the $10 on that day for Trails & Sails participants?) The HarborWalk is open!
From Beth Welin, Director of the Manchester Historical Museum
We will extend the art show for at least a week depending on how long most places are shut down. We’ll post a new closing reception date in a week or so. No one will come in next week (as we’ve seen yesterday and today), and we want to give you all the best chances for folks to see and buy your work. If you need to take your art as originally planned, feel free to do so. There’s no problem on our end to let the show stay up until mid April. I’ll send a new poster announcing the closing reception in a week or so when we’ve decided on the new date.
Manchester Historical Museum
10 Union St.
Manchester, MA 01944
Thank you everyone who came out to this wonderful event. Manchester Historical Museum Community Art Show.
Scenes from Manchester last week © Beth Welin, Director of Manchester Historical Museum
Librarian, Carol Bender, Head of Youth Services, Manchester Public Library, reading Where in the World is Catherine Abigail by Michael LaPenna and illustrated by Leslie Galacar. The children from Magic Years were visiting Once Upon a Contest at Manchester Historical Museum.
They met special guest artist Leslie Galacar.
Tomorrow is the last day to catch the travel exhibition Once Upon a contest in Manchester. Explore fantastic new children’s books by local authors and artists at the lovely Manchester Historical Museum. Friday will also be the last chance to catch Leslie Galacar’s temporary work consisting of a series of intricate illustrations that progress from the entry to the main gallery. Can you find this one on site?
The exhibition changes with each installation as each locale and architecture is unique and special- as are the programs and public art component. The reading and art exhibit is coming to Essex next, opening on May 4th at TOHP Burnham Library.
Once Upon a Contest is on view through April 26 at the Manchester Historical Museum for the Manchester Public Library leg of this travel exhibit. Leslie Galacar created a site specific 4 part piece that will be displayed for the length of the Manchester run.
Read Gloucester Daily Times “Manchester illustrator featured at Historical Museum” here
Today’s program Seaside Saturdays: Cape Ann Reads Book Fun was enjoyed by all ages and featured the Once Upon a Contest group exhibition, stories and special guest artist, Juni VanDyke, who illustrated the If I Were series by James McKenna. Seaside Saturdays is a joint offering by Early Childhood Partners/CFCE, Manchester Public Library & Manchester Historical Museum. Once Upon a Contest Selections from Cape Ann Reads by the four libraries of Cape Ann is on display at Manchester Historical Museum through April 26th. In addition to the new and original books by local artists and writers, don’t miss Leslie Galacar’s four part public art sequence made just for this venue.
Bustle of arriving, exploring (nifty new museum display!), visting, settling, and seat selecting
Busy, busy- Children chose drawings VanDyke created especially for this event and set to work collaging.
Eben Jordan II was born in boston on Nov. 7, 1857, the son of Eben Dyer Jordan and Julia M. (Clark) Jordan. Jr. founded the Boston Opera House, was president of the New England Conservatory of Music, and director of the Royal Opera in London and the Metropolitan Opera.
information and visuals from Beth Welin, Director of Manchester Historical Museum:
Anthony Sammarco lecture Jordan Marsh: New England’s Largest Store presented by Manchester Historical Museum at First Parish Chapel (across from the museum) on April 16th. Stop by Manchester Historical Museum to see Once Upon a Contest and head over for refreshements and a great talk!
These photos are mostly installation views BEFORE the lovely reception for Once Upon a Contest at the Manchester Historical Museum. The show continues through April 26th. There was quite a turn out on that gorgeous sunny Saturday so I fell off duty taking photographs during the party. The Editor of the Manchester Cricket was on site; I will add a link to any story/photos. Please visit the beautiful exhibition, read the books explore the museum and library, and discover Leslie Galacar’s temporary public art installation created just for this site.
photo: Beth Welin Director of the Manchester Historical Museum and Sara Collins Director of the Manchester Public Library
Here’s the link: “Exhibit Explores Connection between art, literacy” Gloucester Daily Times by Gail McCarthy
Once upon a contest is on the move. The group show opens Saturday, April 6, reception 3-5pm at Manchester Historical Museum. Installation in this beautiful light filled space in progress.
Manchester Historical Museum, Once Upon a Contest: Cape Ann Reads Exhibit – Public Reception April 6 ( 3-5pm)
Special Program April 13th
Installation views of the 3rd annual Cape Ann Through Artists’ Eyes spring show and sale at Manchester Historical Museum. The 2019 exhibiting Cape Ann artists are: John Abisamra; Barby Almy; Donna Ardizzoni; Bob Allia; Mary Barker; Jessica Biker; Martha Parrish Chapman; Kathleen Chrzanowski; Kathleen Connelly; Melissa Cox, ; Bonnie Faulkner; Leslie Galacar; Ann Guyer; Olga Hayes; Fred Kepler; Ken King; Gary Linder; and Mike Storella.
from Beth Welin:
The Manchester Historical Museum invites visitors to explore scenes of Cape Ann at the 3rd annual spring exhibit and art sale – Cape Ann through Artists’ Eyes. See the creative work on display featuring paintings and photography by eighteen local artists. This free exhibit runs through March during the Museum’s regular hours: Tuesdays – Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. with a closing reception on Saturday, March 30 (10:00 am -1:00 pm).
Once Upon A Contest Selections from Cape Ann Reads opens April 6, 2019.
Director Beth Welin explains that two community exhibitions are scheduled each year along with permanent and special exhibits. Manchester’s 375th Anniversary is 2020. For more info contact the Manchester Historical Museum by phone at 978-526-723, e-mail at email@example.com, or visit their website at http://www.manchesterhistoricalmuseum.org