The Trustees of Reservations will present the annual Crane Estate Art Show and Sale at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road in Ipswich on November 2-4. This year’s theme is An Alternate View. The show will feature over 300 original works of art capturing the natural beauty of the North Shore. A special exhibition of outdoor sculpture on the Grand Allee will draw visitors outside to experience the natural and designed landscape. Artwork of various mediums and price ranges, including those in a special small works gallery, will be for sale and proceeds will benefit the artists and The Trustees of Reservations.
The show will open on Friday, November 2, with an Art Preview Party from 7 pm – 10 pm. The preview party will include catered hors d’oeuvres from Timothy S. Hopkins Catering, live music, an open beer and wine bar, and a chance to meet the artists. Tickets are $50; $60 for Trustees members. Reservations must be made in advance at www.thetrustees.org or 978.356.4351 x4015.
The Art Show will continue on November 3 and 4, from 10 am – 4 pm daily. Admission is free to all. Visitors may cast their vote for the 2012 “People’s Choice Award”, try the Art Eye Spy, and contribute to the community art project.
A special exhibition of student artwork from the Montserrat College of Art and from North Shore high schools will be on view Saturday and Sunday at the Crane Estate’s Casino Complex. A Student Reception will be held at the Casino on Saturday, November 3 from 2 pm to 4 pm. The public is invited to participate. The Crane Estate Art Show is sponsored in part by The Outsidah and the Institution for Savings with assistance from Port Lighting Systems and The First National Bank of Ipswich. For more information contact The Trustees at www.thetrustees.org or 978.356.4351.