Margo Jones, Featured Artist for Arts Fest Exhibition at Endicott College
Arts Fest Beverly
features Beverly's artists
– The jurying has been completed and the artists for this year’s Arts Fest Community Exhibition have been chosen. Arts Fest Exhibition will be held in the Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly from Wednesday, June 5 – Friday, August 2, 2013. Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m., Friday: 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. Closed for July 4th Holiday. A reception will take place on Friday, June 14 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. to celebrate the exhibition and the official kick off of Arts Fest Beverly that will take place on Saturday June 15 in downtown Beverly. The public is invited to attend.
Endicott College is proud to host Arts Fest Beverly: Community Art Exhibition, a true community collaboration. Artists who live in Beverly, go to school in Beverly, or are affiliated with a Beverly Arts Organization will have their works on display all summer in celebration of Beverly Main Streets, Arts Fest Beverly. Each year a call to artists goes out in March, and this year we were pleased with the many wonderful works submitted.
Each year an artist is chosen who exemplifies the spirit of Arts Fest and this year we are pleased to announce that Margo Jones is our featured artist. Many will recognize her as the costume creator for the Beverly’s New Year Celebration. Her whimsical designs are not only fun to wear, but are engineered to be folded and stored flat in boxes throughout the year. The exhibition will include many, but not all of her works. Margo has hand chosen the Moon Goddess, octopus, chickens, the Wizard, cupcakes, owlets, and the bugs on hats, to name a few. Her contributions to the city of Beverly are greatly appreciated, and it is an honor to have her works in our gallery.
A selection from Arts Fest Beverly exhibition
Talking with Margo you get a sense that she has a cherished connection with each of these creations. Since 1994, Margo and other volunteers have worked countless hours to be sure that the annual Grand Procession for the Beverly New Year Celebration is fun and memorable for kids of all ages. Margo shared a story of three women that came by to choose their parade costumes and how they were transformed not only by the costume itself, but by how much fun they were having trying them on. That is why she does this, to make others happy.
“After years of watching my students enjoy working on their art projects, the opportunity through Beverly’s New Year Celebration, came my way. The works allowed me to play, to create objects large and small for people to wear or to carry. All of these works are created by using fabric wire and paper,” states Margo Jones.
Arts Fest Beverly is a free outdoor festival that's fun for the whole family - including over 100 juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids' activities, art-on-the-spot creations and food trucks.
Mason Brett's Elephant with Caretaker,
48x36, acrylic on canvas_2013
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