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Marblehead Arts Association Maritime Exhibits
The August exhibits at the Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) highlights maritime art in conjunction with the Maritime Festival taking place from August 3-12th.
The MAA exhibits run from August 4-29th with an opening
reception on Sunday, August 5th from 2-4pm. During the Maritime Festival the MAA will beexhibiting a very special poster designed by Martha Quigley, which was inspired by a relatively unknown magazine illustration by
Edward Hopper dating from 1924. Quigley created this piece to invoke a sense of history and nostalgia while celebrating our Maritime heritage. A limited edition
of 100 16” x 20” signed and numbered fine art reproductions will be available
for purchase at the MAA.
The MAA will feature exciting yachting race photography by award winning photographers, Craig Davis, Leighton O’Connor and Peter Morris. Maritime fine
art offers the work of Racket Shreve, Charles Allen, Kathleen Staab, Phil Cusumano, Ron Harrison and Martha Quigley.
Also being exhibited is a show of large format photography titled “At
the Ocean’s Edge” by Fran Gardino.
The MAA is also pleased to present an exhibit of W. Starling Burgess. Born in 1878, Burgess was a yacht designer, aviation pioneer, and naval architect.
In 1905 he established a yacht yard in Marblehead, Massachusetts and began designing and building yachts and boats. In 1908 he became interested in aviation and
in 1910 he formed the Burgess Company and by 1915, with 800 employees was the
largest employer in Marblehead. At some
point in this decade, Burgess designed what was almost certainly his most
popular boat, the 14-foot "Brutal Beast." Simple enough for
inexpensive mass-production, the Beasts became the dominant instructional craft
of Marblehead—and other communities—into the forties.
More About Marblehead Arts Association
Marblehead Arts Association (MAA), founded in 1922 and located in the historic King Hooper Mansion, serves over 500 artistically diverse artist, associate and corporate members. Four galleries of exhibits by association members and guest artists change monthly. Education programs, classes and special events are offered throughout the year.
The Marblehead Arts Artisan Shop features original art and hand crafted items by local artists including unique jewelry, glassware, pottery, greeting cards and books. The King Hooper Mansion is available to rent for weddings, private parties and business meetings.
Other events here
- Exuberance 2013 - The Varied Expressions of Norman Laliberte Weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 11:30 am–5:00 pm