A joint exhibition sponsored by the Marion Art Center and the Sippican Lands Trust entitled “Images: The Lands of the Sippican Lands Trust” will open at the Marion Art Center on Friday, October 5th. A reception honoring the artists and their guests will be held from 6pm to 8pm. The Exhibition will run until November 10th.
In June of 2011, John Howland, a Director of the Sippican Lands Trust, came to the Marion Art Center Exhibition Committee with an idea for a joint exhibition. In order to further The Lands Trust initiative to encourage visitation and enjoyment of the properties protected by the Trust, SLT would invite artists to visit the properties and create art depicting the many scenic sites that comprise the Lands Trust’s forests and marshes. The Art Center would then host an exhibition of the resulting works. The only criteria for the artwork was that it depict views of a Lands Trust property or a view from Lands Trust property. In February of 2012, a “call for artists” was sent out from the Marion Art Center directing local artists to take a walk on one of the many trails, visit the marshes and forests and be inspired by their beauty. There were no entry fees and the exhibition is non-juried. Trail maps were made available at the Lands Trust offices and at the Marion Art Center. Patty White, a local watercolor artist and Marion Art Center member, led a group of artists out to paint in Brainard Marsh on August 7th. Many other artists visited and were inspired by the lands for the first time. By the September 1, 2012 registration deadline, over 45 artists had registered to participate. All mediums are represented including photography, oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor.
The Marion Art Center is located at 80 Pleasant Street, Marion, MA. Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am until 2:00pm. For more information about this upcoming Exhibition, please visit MAC’s new website at www.marionartcenter.org.