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November in the Matz Gallery: Laureen Adrienne Maher’s “Birdseye View”

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This month the Adolph Matz Gallery features the work of Laureen Adrienne Maher. “Birdseye View” is her largest body of work and features many images of the old Birdseye building as it stands today. You will see the dilapidation and gritty character that this site brings to our unique cityscape … if only for a little while more. Birdseye View is also the title of the large centerpiece of this exhibit: three 18 x 24 canvases dressed in oils and mounted on a stucco-like background.

 This show is dedicated to her late husband, Steve DeBoer, who supported her painting efforts wholeheartedly and loved Gloucester and the cast of characters and artists that make up this City. “Everywhere I go people are talking about what is happening around the old Birdseye building. All I know is I had a great time painting it!”

Laureen was published in the Gloucester Times in March 2010 and 2011. Both articles featured her florals and popular series, called Catch of the Day, which depicts our great local rock stars including Allen Estes, Fly Amero, and Willie “Loco” Alexander. In recent years she has exhibited locally at Lone Gull, Good Morning Gloucester Gallery on Rocky Neck, and The Bodin Historic Gallery. The latter carries Snack Bar at Good Harbor Beach which is one of her most popular reproductions.

Laureen resides in beautiful East Gloucester. She owns Beauty Bar at 12 Parker Street where she cuts and colors hair and exhibits her artwork year-round. New works are in progress for her upcoming late Spring exhibit to be held at Beauty Bar. She also participates in the Sawyer Free Library Annual Art Auction each year.

Contact Laureen at (617) 335-6788 or email her at laureen@beautybarstyle.com.

Sawyer Free Library Art Auction – October 2nd

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The 2013 Annual Art Auction will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. The Silent Auction will take place in the Matz Gallery from August 30, to give visitors an opportunity to see the exhibit of paintings and bid early. Great interest is generated throughout the month as the bid book fills up. The Vocal Auction will be held on October 2, at 7:00 PM. A preview party will precede the auction. Light refreshments are available and a performance of live music is presented. The final vocal auction is always an exciting event. This is an important fundraiser for the library, so please come for an entertaining evening and take home a piece of Cape Ann art.

 

Sawyer Free Library Annual Art Auction 2013

The Bidding Has Started!

 

The 2013 Annual Art Auction will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. the silent auction will take place in the Adolph Matz Gallery from August 26, to give visitors and opportunity  to see the paintings and bid early. The vocal auction will be held October 2 at 7:00 p.m. A preview party will precede the auction.

Works of art will be displayed in the Adolph Matz Gallery, located in the main lobby of the library, and can be viewed by all that enter the library each day. Great interest in generated through the month as the bid book fills up. The final vocal auction is always an exciting event. In addition to funding art books, art DVDs, and a select number of museum passes, this year’s proceeds will support free art workshops for adults and children as well as an art movie series in the Fall and Winter.

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