ArtaFacts May 2012
The Danvers Art Association Newsletter
105 Elliot Street (Route 62)
Danvers, MA 01923
Congratulations to the DAA - celebrating our 12th year at the Williams School
Come Paint, Draw or Craft with us, bring your coffee and your art supplies!
Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to noon.
Fri, May 4
Spring Show Artist Reception.
Come see the new artwork, new walls, new exhibitors. Light refreshments.
7pm @ DAA
Sat, May 5
Anita Cross, Pastel Artist
Bring your pastels and paint along.
11am to 1pm, gallery 62 @ DAA
Mon, May 7
Our next monthly meeting.
7pm @ DAA
Friday, May 18
Artist Reception, Altered Books
There will be an artist’s reception and lecture with artist, Sherrill Hunnibell. All are welcomed to attend. Sherrill is an award winning, artist, lecturer and author whose work is in museums and permanent collections including The DeCordova Museum and The Portland Museum of Art. For more information,
contact Donna Maturi, 978.774.0554
7pm @ The Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St. Danvers
Sat, May 19
Artist Demo and Workshop
Alter This! An Introduction to Making Altered Books with Artist/Instructor Sherrill Hunnibell,
Co-Sponsored with The Peabody Institute Library
Beginning with an introduction and sharing session, acclaimed artist, Sherrill Hunnibell will present a variety of approaches to making altered books. During workshop, we will be experimenting with materials and exploring ways books can be transformed structurally through simple means of folding, tearing, cutting and pasting. Focus is
placed on the creative process, as being essential to thinking-outside the-box and to the overall well being of the human spirit. Participants will bring a discarded hardcover book
(or two) of their choice to alter and provide their own tools and materials. Suggested materials include adhesives, scissors, mat
knife, wire, thread, large eye needle,
paint, colored pencils or markers,
wax paper, magazines, any other assemblage stuff, photocopies of
sentimental items such as letters, photos, found objects, etc. Bottom line, if it fits the scale and intent of your altered book idea, go for it!
1pm to 4pm, gallery 62 @ DAA
DAA Auction Success
Our annual auction was a great success once again this year thanks to the hard work of many of our members and generous donations of friends and local businesses. It was really a beautiful evening, the food, the décor, the items auctioned…it seems to get better each year! And we certainly had a huge turnout this year. Over 100 bidders and unofficially, we raised nearly $8,000 for the restoration and maintenance of the Williams School. Thank you all, especially Aimee, Martha, Marian, Pat, Ed and John.
Sat & Sun, May 5,6
Sat & Sun, May 12,13
The show is up and looks great on our newly painted walls. We have some new members and some really beautiful artwork and crafts are exhibited.
Artist Reception, Fri May 4@ 7pm
Regular gallery hours noon to 4pm@ the DAA
Spring Show Exhibitors, please take down your work, Sunday, May 13 starting at 4:15pm (after gallery closes) and Monday, May14 from 5pm to 7pm. Please try and remove your work promptly as members will be expected to get their work back up for the reopening of gallery 62
on May 19. If you would like to become a gallery member and exhibit your work, contact Elsa Pagliuca for more information. email@example.com
If you are interested in exhibiting your paintings or photography in
The Peabody Institute Library in 2012, call Sally Rothman 978.774.8604 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your dates. The following months are available for you to exhibit your artwork at the library.
Sept & Oct 2012
Nov & Dec 2012
Silent Auction @ The Peabody Institute Library
All Danvers Art Association members may submit one or two works to be included in this show. Virginia Hill is the contact person, email@example.com. You may put a starting bid on your artwork, and please note that 20% will be deducted from the sale price, 10% is donated to the library and 10% goes to the DAA. The silent auction starts May 5 and runs through June 30 @ 5pm. Bidding will take place during regular library hours.
O N G O I N G
Irish Set Dancing
Every Thursday evening with Eileen Dougal. $7 per lesson.
7:15pm to 9:30pm @ the DAA
Yoga with Kate
Gentle Yoga with Kate every
Sunday @ the DAA from 4:30pm
to 5:30pm Drop-in classes $10
Call Kate 978.927.3350 for more information.
Drop-ins welcome, $15
firstname.lastname@example.org 415.205.7914 for more information
Bettencourt Music Studio
Learn the Beauty of Music
Voice, Guitar, and Piano lessons for all ages. Mara Bettencourt is located downstairs @ the DAA. Please call 978.210.6477 or Mara.Bettencourt@hotmail.com for more information.
F I N A L N O T E
New Sign for gallery 62
Thank you Elsa for working to get our new signage up in time for the auction. Everyone can see what’s going on at the DAA!