Tuesday, August 22, 2006

4th Annual Art in Lanesville

Last weekend was the Art in Lanesville show. This is a non-juried show of residents of Lanesville artwork held in the Lanesville Community Center. Forty-three artists were represented with work including granite scuptures, photographs, paintings, and bronze sculptures. The opening reception was held on Friday evening and included a performance of poetry, music, dance and a presentation by Les Barlett on the birch trees near Tide Rock.

Lanesville continues to celebrate its artistic heritage, and I think rivaling other areas of Cape Ann in artistic talent per capita.

Art in Lanesville

By Around Cape Ann
Gloucester Daily Times

The fourth annual Art in Lanesville event is set for tomorrow through Sunday at Lanesville Community Center.

It kicks off with an opening reception tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. that features a performance of dance, music and poetry.

"The art show is gathering momentum, and this year we have a lot of new artists," said Cynthia Roth, an organizer. "It's very exciting, and the effort is doing what we wanted it to do - to pull people out and share with the community."

Shep Abbott said the event draws people from all over Cape Ann. But organizers are hoping to further broaden its reach.

Tomorrow's opening will feature a dance performance by Carol Burnham, poetry with Ray Bentley, and Jeffry Steele playing guitar.

"What I really want people to know is that it's about the community first, and then it's about sharing our sense of community through art," Roth said.

The art show highlights the talents of Lanesville residents, ranging from professional artists to individuals who share their art as a hobby to those who are exhibiting for the first time. The display will include painting, sculpture and other fine arts.

"What we are in Lanesville is sort of an outpost. There's a lot of very individual people, and we keep to ourselves to a certain degree. The sense of community that happens with the show is really hopeful," Roth said. "In terms of the art, there's a real variety of work, making it fun to hang the show."

Show hours are tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The center is located on Vulcan Street in Lanesville.


  • I knew not of this event.I wish I had known.I am a regular visitor of the cove 52 years long.

    By Anonymous L Sironen, at 7:53 PM  

  • It is really great. We may not have the reputation of an artist colony like Rocky Neck, but many talented people do live in Lanesville

    By Blogger Stan, at 6:51 AM  

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