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Preview Party for Artists and their Guests tonight at Art in the Barn 25th Annual Art in the Barn Benefit and Sale From Alice Gardner

Preview Party for Artists and their Guests tonight at Art in the Barn 25th Annual Art in the Barn Benefit and Sale

25th Annual Art in the Barn Benefit Exhibit and Sale, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex,MA

Friday, June 13, 2014 Opening Reception 6-8:30 PM

“Join us for a night full of live music from E.J. Ouellette and Crazy Maggy and refreshments from the Flatbread Pizza Mobile Oven, The Woo(pie) Wagon and Ipswich Ale Beer Truck.”

Friday,June 13 10AM to 4PM

Saturday,June 14 10 AM – 6PM

Sunday , June 15 10AM – 4PM

One time parking fee $5 a car.

Photos Alice Gardner

Art in the Barn

art in the barn

Opening Reception Friday, June 13 from 6-8:30pm

Exibit Times

June 13, Friday        10-4:00 and 6-8:30

June 14, Saturday    10-6:00

June 15, Sunday      10-4:00

This is the 25th Annual Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale to benefit Greenbelt’s local land conservation efforts.

Look for some of my new work there, along with the work of many wonderful artists who support the endeavors of Essex County Greenbelt in “conserving local farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes since 1961″.

http://www.ecga.org

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

Art in the Barn June 15th – June 17th

Last year at this time Mary wrote the following request:

Hi Joey,

So many Greenbelt employees connected with Gloucester say you are THE news source on Cape Ann. We hope you can assist in publishing information about Greenbelt’s annual blockbuster – Art in the Barn…

Mary Williamson

Director of Community Engagement

mew@ecga.org

See below for this year’s schedule of events:

GREENBELT PRESENTS 23rd ANNUAL ART IN THE BARN

   Artisan Showcase and Sale June –15-17 benefits Greenbelt land conservation efforts
 
Essex, MA, June 5, 2012: Essex County Greenbelt, the region’s premier member-supported land conservation organization will present the 23rd Annual Art in Barn artisan showcase and sale, June 15-17, at its Cox Reservation Headquarters in Essex. New to the lineup of art and jewelry exhibited this year is an outdoor sculpture walk featuring large-scale works installed along the walking trails and in the scenic fields overlooking the Essex River. “We are excited about the addition of the sculpture walk to Art in the Barn,” said Greenbelt Executive Director, Ed Becker. “Our visitors can plan to spend more time on this magnificent protected property, and gain a better understanding of Greenbelt’s land conservation work, as they stroll by or picnic near various pieces,” he continued.
For one weekend every June, the barns and grounds at the magnificent Cox Reservation are transformed with color and form as paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, monoprints, ceramics and pottery, jewelry and sculpture in wood and iron decorate the surfaces and surroundings of this iconic property. Even the conference room within the LEED certified, “green” headquarters will be transformed into creative jewelry display space, inviting all to discover the work of over 150 participating local artisans. Proceeds from the sale of all items on exhibition directly support Greenbelt’s land conservation efforts.
The outdoor sculpture walk, featuring large-scale works by area artists such as Dale Rogers and Kim Radoccia, will offer visitors the opportunity to connect with the land that often inspires the artist. “Sculpture in any environment gives those of us participating in that experience a different perspective.  After seeing and connecting to something new your viewpoint will forever change and as an artist this is my ultimate goal,” offered regional sculptor Kim Radoccia.  Kim wanted to team up with a local environmental organization to create solutions and/or interventions in the landscape that would both educate the public and communicate a better vision towards environmental stewardship.  “I am blessed to have a deep and abiding relationship to nature and because of that connection I am able to draw endless amounts of inspiration and creativity from it.   I think it is very important to pass this on to others and build this in others” she continued.
Greenbelt welcomes the public to Art in the Barn to see and purchase the diverse work of talented artists from throughout the region, inspired by the natural landscapes and light that have drawn artists to Cape Ann and Essex County for decades. In fact, it is not unusual to see painters set up, palette in hand, on the many Greenbelt public reservations throughout the region. Often those canvases are submitted for the Art in the Barn Exhibition and Sale. “Some are able to support Greenbelt with large gifts of land or funds, others give their artistic talent and enthusiastically volunteer their time and energy,” said Committee Chairperson, Nathalie Meyfarth. “I look forward to helping Greenbelt with the Art in the Barn event because it allows me to support their important work of conserving open space and the gorgeous landscapes of Essex County in a way that involves my lifelong interest in art. It’s a lively and happy few days that brings art lovers and conservation-minded people together in a scenic location.  People thoroughly enjoy indulging themselves by buying an original piece of art while supporting a good cause,” she added.
Given its long-running popularity, Art in the Barn draws artists in every medium, and at every experience level and price point. The participating artists submit to a rigorous application and jury process for admission. The event continues to draw strong audience, with crowds often numbering 4,000 attendees over three days.  “Art in the Barn offers the public a marvelous opportunity to see and purchase the work of fine regional artists, while supporting Greenbelt’s important land conservation work,” said Beth Cooper, a long-time Art in the Barn volunteer “It’s one of many ways Greenbelt can connect people to the land and local landscapes we cherish, and one way we can take a small piece of its beauty home with us!”
The opening reception on Friday, June 15th will feature the music of Crazy Maggie, the famous Ipswich Tapmobile and delicious food from Gloucester-based caterer,  Beach Gourmet. Visitors are encouraged to allow the time to soak in the scenery, enjoy the trails and refreshments available.
Sidebar: The schedule for the Art in the Barn 2012 event is as follows:
Public Exhibit:  Friday, June 15, 9:30 am to 4 pm;
Wine & Cheese Reception: Friday, June 15, 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Public Exhibit: Saturday, June 16, 9:30 am to 6 pm
Public Exhibit: Sunday, June 17, 10 am to 4 pm
Since 1961, Greenbelt has been working with local individuals, families, farmers and communities to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic vistas of Essex County. Greenbelt has protected over 15,000 acres of local land and has had a direct role in 75% of all land conserved in the last decade.  For more information about Greenbelt programs visit www.ecga.org or call 978-768-7241

ART IN THE BARN June 9th-12

Hi Joey, 

So many Greenbelt employees connected with Gloucester say you are THE news source on Cape Ann. We hope you can assist in publishing information about Greenbelt’s annual blockbuster – Art in the Barn, which will take place NEXT weekend, June 9-12. Details attached. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks much.

Mary Williamson

Director of Community Engagement

mew@ecga.org

GREENBELT PRESENTS 22nd ANNUAL ART IN THE BARN
Artisan Showcase and Sale June 10 – 12 to benefit Essex County Greenbelt
Essex, MA, May 26, 2011: Essex County Greenbelt, the region’s premier membersupported
land conservation organization will present the 22nd Annual Art in Barn artisan
showcase and sale, June 10-12, at its Cox Reservation Headquarters in Essex. For one
weekend every June, the barns and grounds at the Cox Reservation are transformed with
color and form as paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, monoprints, ceramics and pottery,
jewelry and sculpture in wood and iron decorate the surfaces and surroundings of this iconic property. Even the conference room within the LEED certified, “green” headquarters will be transformed into creative jewelry display space, inviting all to discover the work of over 150 participating local artisans.
Greenbelt welcomes the public to Art in the Barn to see and purchase the diverse work of
talented artists from throughout the region, inspired by the natural landscapes and light that have drawn artists to Cape Ann and Essex County for decades. In fact, it is not unusual to see painters set up, palette in hand, on the many Greenbelt public reservations throughout the region. Renowned regional landscape painter and teacher, David P. Curtis, who frequently uses the Cox Reservation as his instructional “studio” confirmed, “For any plein air artist to have nature as an inspiration is important, but this location in particular, provides compositions and designs, which are ever varied and inexhaustible, to any creative individual.”

“The Cox Reservation has been an inspirational painting location for many years for many
artists – especially its namesake, Allyn Cox and his father Kenyon, two of America’s most
famous mural artists,” Mr. Curtis added. “From rolling meadows and open vistas, to the
intimate scenes of wildflowers along old stone walls, the Greenbelt has offered artists,
photographers and nature lovers, a beautiful tranquility that acts as a safe haven from the
world’s distractions,” he continued. And you could say the Greenbelt offers the ambiance of
particular state of mind. As Plato said, ‘It is beauty I seek, not beautiful things.’
Given its long-running popularity, Art in the Barn draws artists in every medium, and at
every experience level and price point. The participating artists submit to a rigorous
application and jury process for admission. The event continues to draw strong audience,
with crowds often numbering 4,000 attendees over three days. “Art in the Barn offers the
public a marvelous opportunity to see and purchase the work of fine regional artists, while
supporting Greenbelt’s important land conservation work,” said Sheilagh Doerfler,
Greenbelt’s Operations Manager, who manages the Art in the Barn event. “It’s one of many ways Greenbelt can connect people to the land and landscapes we cherish here in Essex County, and one way we can take a small piece of its beauty home with us!”

Sidebar: The schedule for the Art in the Barn 2011 event is as follows:
Public Exhibit: Friday, June 10, 9:30 am to 4 pm;
Wine & Cheese Reception: Friday, June 10, 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Public Exhibit: Saturday, June 11, 9:30 am to 6 pm
Public Exhibit: Sunday, June 12, 10 am to 4 pm

Since 1961, Greenbelt has been working with local individuals, families, farmers and
communities to protect ecological areas, farmland and scenic vistas. Greenbelt has protected more than 14,000 acres of local land in the last fifty years and has had a direct role in 75% of all land conserved during most of the last decade. For more information about Greenbelt programs visit http://www.ecga.org or call 978-768-7241