Sunday, August 12, 2007

5th Annual Art in Lanesville

Art in Lanesville is a big deal. During the 20th century, there were many artists and sculptors who either lived, or summered here. People like Charles Grafly, Paul Manship, his son John Manship and his wife Margaret Manship, George Demetrios and his wife Jinnee (Virginia Lee Burton), Leon Kroll, Walker Hancock, John Coggeshall and Morris Pancoast, who lived next door to On the Cove were some of the artists who were known nationally and internationally.

Given this heritage, it is no wonder that there are many artists who live and work here today. Many of them are members of the Cape Ann Artisans, and many are independent artists both amateur and professional. They experience the same thing that artists over the last hundred years have experienced, a unique locale, quaint but not touristy, authentic and exceptionally beautiful. So one might ask with all of this talent, why is this only the fifth Art in Lanesville show? This I cannot answer, being only a recent immigrant to this area, but nonetheless the show is a wonderful thing to have.

So the details (because I couldn't find it on the web anywhere else...)

5th Annual Art in Lanesville
August 17-19, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, August 17, 6-8
Free Performance of Poetry, Music & Dance, Saturday, Aug. 18, 7:30 PM*
Friday 10-4, Saturday, 10-7:30, and Sunday 12-4
Lanesville Community Center, Vulcan St, Gloucester, MA
*Performance Rain Date, Sunday Aug. 19, 7:30 PM directory