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The Burnham’s Field Community Garden has a beautiful new mural designed and painted by the talented kids at Art Haven in Gloucester. The mural was framed and put up at the garden over the weekend by volunteers Joe and Paula Axelrod, Aria McElhenny and Rocky Delforge.
The garden’s fence also features new vegetable sculptures that were designed and painted by the Art Haven kids with Rocky Delforge’s guidance. Public art by young local artists has officially arrived in central Gloucester’s largest green space!
The Burnham’s Field Community Garden just opened for its second season, part of a successful effort that is making Burnham’s Field cleaner, safer and more family-friendly. Come visit soon!
Building the Frame
Joe Axelrod (left) and Rocky Delforge build the frame for the new mural at the Burnham’s Field Community Garden.
Burnham’s Field garden sign team
Volunteers Aria and Ruby McElhenny, Rocky Delforge, and Joe and Paula Axelrod stand next to the new mural.
Veggie sculptures on the fence
Dozens of small sculptures of vegetables and flowers painted by Cape Ann Art Haven kids now decorate the garden’s fence.
Veggie sculpture sign
A sign honors the young artists who created the sculptures.
Photos by John McElhenny
Last Friday, there was a very nice art reception at the Pleasant Street Tea Company. Here are some photos of the event.
The location of the Pleasant St. Tea Co.
Artist Rocky Delforge with some of his work on display
Donna Marie Therrien with some of her wrok
Donna Marie Therrien with fellow artist Ramani Rangan
Ben MacAdam stands by his work
A good number of people turned out right from the start
Brad Byrd creates ambiance
It’s great to be able to meet the artists and find out more about their artistic history.
The exhibit will be up until the end of June. You can also check their work out on line:
Rocky Delforge: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Delforge-Artist/121621697928041?sk=photos
Ben MacAdam: http://www.benmacadam.com/
Donna Therrien: http://www.inspiredhealthandhealing.com/
Art reception happening Friday night at Pleasant Street Tea Co. from 6:00 – 8:00! Local artists Ben MacAdam, Donna Therrien and Rocky Delforge are showing some great work and will be there to show it off. There was some great work going up last night – get excited… For more details click here or check out E.J.’s post from a couple days ago.
Spring has come to Rockport with one of the town’s first openings of the season! Rocky Delforge is a young Rockport printmaker and artist who is doing some great contemporary work. Yesterday a few of us in town got a preview of his new show and were especially impressed by his massive hand-printed piece depicting downtown Rockport – you MUST see this piece!
The whole show promises some surprises as it takes its cues away from the dominant (if unbelievably beautiful) influence of the nautical. And the show is in a great venue, Thistle Hill on Main Street in Rockport (a few doors down from the Rockport Art Association). Although Thistle Hill is a retail shop, the owner is creating space for Rocky’s show in her efforts to collaborate with a local artist. This is a fantastic idea and what might be the start of a new trend in Rockport: one in which the retail sector and local artists come together.
Check out Rocky’s work HERE.
The Rockport Art Association kicked off the 2012 season last night. Be sure to stop by to check out their current shows:
A Night At The Museum
Winter Group Show
Sketch Group Show
Studio Class Show
All are welcome!
Please click here to go to the RAA’s website for more detailed information…
And coming up on March 9th:
Check out Rocky’s work HERE.