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Please join us for 

Yankee Homecoming

July 27 – August 4

 

SWEETHAVEN GALLERY

25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA


FEATURING ORIGINAL WORK OF

Jack Frost

Creator of Yankee Homecoming — 1958

This exhibit runs until Sunday, September 1st.

 

United Church of Christ – Wilmington, MA

Jack Frost (1915-1997) was a New England sketch artist born in Eastport, Maine on December 22, 1915 to Elizabeth and Edward Frost. By age 10, he was drawing animals and people on the wharf behind his Dad’s fine men’s European apparel store. Jack was an innately God gifted artist, who decades later, would be teaching fine art at Boston College, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and many other venues.

After his graduation from the University of Maine, he went to the staff of the Boston Herald, and later became an artist and columnist for the Boston Post. It’s believed that it is here that his friendship and association with Boston Post journalist William Schofield led to the creation of the Boston Freedom Trail and his published works with Robert Booth and the Boston Freedom Trail Guidebooks, including “Port Book”. Mr Frost would go on to publish for than sixty illustrated books, including another called the “Yankee Sketchbook”.

In 1958 Newburyport was one of twenty-nine cities to adopt the vision of Jack Frost “Yankee Homecoming”. At the time, Newburyport was suffering from a regional and national “reputation” crisis due to crime and corruption. Many in town had lost hope on any change or improvement. It wasn’t just in Newburyport. Businesses all across America were leaving the urban centers and depressed inner commercial districts. Jack Frost and some powerful financial backers including ties to “American Express”, began to implement his vision of a “national pilgrimage back east where it all began.” His intention was to restore pride and interest in old cities like Newburyport that were the “historic homesteads where their ancestors had once lived” and the “roots” of their own national identity. After sixty-two years, Newburyport is the only surviving participant of this original vision.

The Jack and Jillson Frost Project is a tribute to this pilgrimage, bringing Jack Frost back home to where it all began in this very special Yankee Homecoming exhibit. The original works of Jack Frost are made possible by the collaboration of his daughter Jillson, and John Brown, artist of the Spirit of Newburyport, and Coordinator of the 4th Annual Inn Street Artisans Revival. Up to a dozen framed original sketches, out of an existing 244, will be exhibited at Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn Street. This exhibit will begin with Yankee Homecoming on Saturday July 27th and runs through Sunday August 4th. Reproductions will be available for sale. A future publication is being planned along with other exhibits in Boston and Jacks home state of Maine. The goal is to ensure that Jacks vision is appreciated, recognized, and more importantly, ensure that the last remaining body of his work is preserved in a museum where it belongs.

More information, along with a GoFundMe project to make this all possible, is available at the following address; www.jackandjillsonfrost.com.

To see all the images in this show, click on the ARTISTS link in the menu bar above.


ALSO FEATURING:

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto

B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro

Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas

B&W landscape and botanical photographs by C. Max Schenk

Slab built tableware by Don Williams of Don Williams Clayworks

Cast bronze sculpture and jewelry by Lauren Josh Dow of GreenFoundry

Paintings and sculpture by Paul Neverette


EZRA SESTO

Echeveria Plant

© Ezra Sesto

 

 

 

 

 


VINCENT LEMONNIER FERRO

Inspired by Notre-Dame

© Vincent Lemonnier Ferro

 

 

 

 

 

 


DON WILLAMS

DON WILLIAMS CLAYWORKS

Slab made pottery

© Don Williams

 

 

 

 

 


LAUREN & JOSH DOW

GREEN FOUNDRY

Cast bronze large & small Gourds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast bronze jewerly

 

 

 

 


 

GREG NIKAS

Joppa Flats– Sunrise

© Greg Nikas

 

 

 

 


 

C. MAX SCHENK

Joppa Clouds

© C. Max Shenk

 

 

 


 

PAUL NEVERETTE

Outside Santa Fe 

© Paul Neverette

 

 

 

 

 

 


SWEETHAVEN GALLERY

25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-765

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond, bronze sculpture and jewelry, and slab made pottery. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images and art they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured above, please give us a call at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

 


SHOW EXTENDED!

Now — July 21.

Because of the great response to Max’s images, we are extending his show until July 21.

Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA.

By the fountain, down the stairs.

Photographer C. Max Schenk has produced images that reflect the fine art discovered in the everyday objects of our lives and environment. While using digital technology for some images, Max maintains his connections to traditional photography equipment and techniques, utilizing 35mm, medium and large format negatives that are darkroom processed in his studio and scanned for image development.

Nationally awarded for his efforts in environmental conservation, education and advocacy, Max’s worldview and photography is imbued with an appreciation of nature’s cyclical resonance in all things. His work includes environmental and industrial abstracts, featured in juried art shows across Massachusetts.


ALSO FEATURING:

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto.
B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro.
Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas.
Slab built tableware by Don Williams of Don Williams Clayworks.
Cast bronze jewelry and sculpture by Lauren and Josh Dow of Green Foundry.


Northshore Photography Lecture Series

co-sponsored by

Sweethaven Gallery

and

Firehouse Center for the Arts


 

This “Encore” lecture is revised and updated from Hidy’s sold-out lecture at the Firehouse in 2017.

Photographer Ansel Adams (1902–1984), began his long career at age 12 in Yosemite National Park with a Kodak cardboard box Brownie Camera. A nervous, sickly misfit who dropped out of school in the eighth grade, Adams found his life’s calling, and his salvation, in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada. He devoted the rest of his days to sharing the transformative power of wilderness through his art, and through his leadership in the Sierra Club. Hidy was chosen by Adams to collaborate on the last book of his career, Yosemite and the Range of Light (1979). Hidy continued to be the main designer of Adams books after his death in 1984.

Informed by his first-hand experience with Adams and his circle, Hidy brings a personal perspective to the Ansel Adams story. Ansel visited Yosemite Valley during 67 consecutive years; in his lifetime he shot over 40,000 photographs; he produced several dozen books that have sold over a million copies—including advanced technical manuals for photographers; he taught many workshops; he cofounded the first museum department of photography at the Museum of Modern Art; and, for nearly 40 years he was a leader in the Sierra Club. The lecture is enlivened by quotes from Adams’ autobiography, and by dozens of his finest photographs.


Lance Hidy

Lance Hidy studied art and design at Yale University. He was co-founder and art director of David R. Godine, Publisher before starting his own design firm, specializing in the design of posters and photography books. Ansel Adams and Arnold Newman are among the photographers he worked with. Hidy was a typographic consultant to Adobe Systems, for whom he designed the typeface Penumbra, a family of sixteen fonts. He was the art director of Harvard Business Review, has designed three U. S. postage stamps, and specializes in corporate identity and logo design. In addition to running his design, illustration, and photography studio, Hidy’s writing on design history has been widely published. For 18 years he served as a professor of photography and design at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts, where he continues to work part-time as an accessibility specialist.



Lecture followed by Q&A

Date: Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Prices: Adults ($10), Students ($5) Plus $2 processing charge.

(click here for tickets)


RAFFLE

There will be a raffle at the end of the lecture for:

Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man.

by Andrea G. Stillman 

Looking at Ansel Adams is a personal and penetrating study that explores Ansel’s life as an artist by looking closely at the stories behind 20 of his most significant images. Immediately recognizable photographs like Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, and Mount McKinley and Wonder Lake are turned on their axes and seen from a new angle, along with ancillary photographs, alternative versions, and letters and postcards that relate to these beloved icons. Less familiar but equally important photographs provide unexpected insight into Ansel’s creative and personal life. For anyone with a love of the American wilderness and an interest in the life and work of the country’s most revered landscape photographer and environmental advocate, Looking at Ansel Adams is an essential and deeply satisfying book.

 

1 ticket for $1  —  5 tickets for $4  —  10 tickets for $8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Please join us for two May events:

1st Thursday, May 2, 5-8pm

Newburyport ArtWalk – May 4, 10am – 6pm

 

As I See – Nature and Focus

 

photographs by C. Max Schenk

Artist Reception: 2 – 6pm  —  Saturday, May 4

 Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn St.

Light refreshments will be served

This show will run from May 1 – June 2


Photographer C. Max Schenk has produced images that reflect the fine art discovered in the everyday objects of our lives and environment. While using digital technology for some images, Max maintains his connections to traditional photography equipment and techniques, utilizing 35mm, medium and large format negatives that are darkroom processed in his studio and scanned for image development.

Nationally awarded for his efforts in environmental conservation, education and advocacy, Max’s worldview and photography is imbued with an appreciation of nature’s cyclical resonance in all things. His work includes environmental and industrial abstracts, featured in juried art shows across Massachusetts.

Max’s work can be viewed at: sweethavengallery.com.


ALSO FEATURING:

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto.
B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro.
Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas.
Slab built tableware by Don Williams of Don Williams Clayworks.
Cast bronze jewelry and sculpture by Lauren and Josh Dow of Green Foundry.

EZRA SESTO

Night Blooming

© Ezra Sesto

VINCET LEMONNIER FERRO

Inspired by Notre–Dame

© Vincet Lemonnier Ferro

GREG NIKAS


Joppa Flats

Sunrise
© Greg Nikas

DON WILLIAMS CLAYWORKS

Slab built tableware

Don Williams

GREEN FOUNDRY

Cast bronze jewelry and sculpture

Lauren and Josh Dow

Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

To see a larger selection of our artists work, please roll your cursor over the ARTIST link in the menu bar above.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured on this blog, please give us a call at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

Co-sponsored by Sweethaven Gallery and the Firehouse Center for the Arts.

“Drenched In Devotion, Baldev, India” – © 1997 Cary Wolinsky


Those amazing National Geographic magazine stories…where do the ideas come from? What really goes on in the field? How does a story work its way through the National Geographic article-making apparatus toward ink on paper?

National Geographic photographer, Cary Wolinsky takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at how he creates articles for the magazine published in 25 languages, read by 40 million people.

Wolinsky holds his audience with stories that are honest, intimate and alive and covers subjects as diverse as cutting diamonds, preparing the human body for space travel, insects that drink fog, and the toad that conquered Australia.  His stunning photographs are the culmination of more than 30 years of travel to Europe, Africa, Russia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Peru, India, China and Japan.


Cary Wolinsky

CARY WOLINSKY began working as a news and magazine photographer for the Boston Globe in 1968, while completing a degree in journalism at Boston University’s School of Communications. By 1972, he was providing freelance photo stories to many national magazines, including Natural History, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and International Wildlife. After becoming a contract photographer with National Geographic in the mid 1980s, Wolinsky came to specialize in international, historical, scientific, and cultural photographic essays that require in-depth research. Wolinsky’s fine art prints have been acquired and exhibited by many museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and London’s Natural History Museum.

Bio text courtesy Pucker Gallery.



Lecture followed by Q&A

Date: Wednesday, 3 April, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Prices: Adults ($10), Students ($5) Plus $2 processing charge.

(click here for tickets)

This lecture is co-sponsored by Sweethaven Gallery and the Firehouse Center for the Arts.


RAFFLE

There will be a raffle at the end of the lecture for one of two posters, your choice, SHEAR MADNESS or WATER BUFFALO. 

1 ticket for $1  —  5 tickets for $4  —  10 tickets for $8

S H E A R  M A D N E S S

In Melbourne, Australia, a half shorn sheep reveals how much wool she grows in a season. This image was selected by National Geographic Magazine for its “100 Best Photographs” issue, published in November 2001.  Poster is  24″ x 16″.

 

 

 

 

 

W A T E R  B U F F A L O

This image has been a favorite among collectors since it was featured in Odyssey, The Art of Photography at National Geographic, an exhibition of photographs, which opened at Washington’s Corcoran Gallery of Art and traveled throughout the world. The poster was designed for the opening of the exhibition at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Title, Odyssey, The Art of Photography at National Geographic, DeCordova

 

 


Please join us for the 1st First Thursdays of 2019, March 7, 5-8pm

 Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn St.

FEATURING :

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto
B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro
Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas
Slab built tableware by Don Williams of Don Williams Clayworks
Cast bronze sculpture and jewelry by Lauren and Josh Dow of Green Foundry

EZRA SESTO

Night Blooming – © Ezra Sesto

VINCET LEMONNIER FERRO

Man Strolling along the Seine, with Dog
© Vincet Lemonnier Ferro

GREG NIKAS

Up River
The Merrimack – Sunset
© Greg Nikas

DON WILLIAMS

Don Williams Clayworks

Slab built tableware

GREEN FOUNDRY

Lauren and Josh Dow


Light refreshments will be served

25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs.


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

To see a larger selection of our images, please roll your cursor over the ARTIST link in the menu bar above.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured on this blog, please give us a call at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

 

Hospitalman Shannon Crowley, 22, of Swampscott, Massachusetts on patrol.
Shir Ghazay Patrol Base, Landay Nawah County, Afghanistan.


The historiography of women’s photojournalistic work, while still sparse, has gained ground in the past thirty years, due to the stellar and consistent work of female photographers, academics, museum curators, and editors. The fields of photojournalism and documentary photography reflect the political, social and cultural configurations of predominant ideologies.

Our understanding of what is history-making and newsworthy has been predominately defined and captured through a patriarchal lens. We need to know and understand our own history.

Sybylla’s article in ZEKE magazine illustrates the myriad ways in which women photographers have always been in the picture despite historically inequitable access—seeking truth, bearing witness and making invaluable contributions. She looks back to reclaim history and honor the creative strategies of these women. She also looks at innovative storytelling by contemporary women whose practices illustrate how seeing the world through a woman’s lens concurrently informs and transforms photojournalism and our understanding of the truth.


J. Sybylla Smith

Part artist, part academic, J. Sybylla Smith is equally compelled to create art as to examine its cultural significance. Roles as a fashion designer, stylist, and creative director have all been informed by the need to develop a visual language that conveys a concept, idea or theory.

Her diverse resume reflects over 25 years of curating fine art photography exhibitions with international photographers, bringing advertising campaigns and fashion editorials to fruition, and developing and teaching university curriculum, Concept Aware™, on creativity and concept development.

Her collaborations have led to lasting relationships with renowned galleries, museums, art fairs, advertising agencies, and international print publications. Smith’s current practice focuses on developing creative content for individual clients and organizations as a curator, portfolio reviewer/creator, editor, brand developer,
educator and speaker.



Lecture followed by Q&A

Date: Thursday, 31 January, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Prices: Adults ($10), Students ($5) Plus $2 processing charge.

(click here for tickets)


RAFFLE

There will be a raffle at the end of the lecture for;

 Women Photographers – From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman.

1 ticket for $1

5 tickets for $4

10 tickets for $8 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Fisherman releasing a Native Brook Trout

North Shore Photography Lecture Series

co-sponsored by

Sweethaven Gallery

and

Firehouse Center for the Arts


Photography has always been a way of sharing experiences. From a baby’s birth to an epic adventure we love to share our experiences with family and friends and sometimes beyond. Go back 30,000 years and that’s what we were doing in a cave around the campfire. We are hard-wired to gather together and tell stories, share knowledge or experiences with our community.

Photography is an ideal way to share those experiences. What better way of explaining to someone the unknown beyond the horizon? What is hidden in the mountains beyond sight?

Part of this talk will show a variety of different assignments from restoring oysters in the Great Bay to working on a controlled burn in the Pine Barrens. Each story showcasing various ecosystems and people working to restore or protect them.

I hope to show a slightly different side of conservation photography, the gritty, hands on side. I also want to highlight the work that can be done at a local level and how impactful and interesting a small local conservation project can be.


Joe Klementovich

I thrive on creating authentic imagery for editorial and commercial clients in unique and difficult locations. Photography from assignments in the sub-zero ravines of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington to the bug infested mangrove islands of the Florida Everglades fly fishing for tarpon have appeared in print nationally. My work has been the cornerstone of large national ad campaigns for Mission Athlete and Voltaic Systems and Sterling Rope. I feel that my photojournalist background works well with commercial projects committed to real storytelling. My freelance career includes working with The New York Times, Boy’s Life Magazine, Fly Fisherman and many others that place a premium on capturing real people, places and the stories they tell.

Mountains, rivers and oceans have always played an important part in my work. My connection and love of the outdoors has lead me to photography & video projects with New Hampshire Public Television on their “Windows to the Wild” television series, The Nature Conservancy and Adventurer Scientists in their work to explore, protect and promote our environment.

“Being close to the mountains, forests and oceans of New Hampshire has given me a constant source of inspiration and ever changing backdrop for my photography”.

I migrated North to the White Mountains of New Hampshire to pursue rock and ice climbing after I graduated with an engineering degree from The University of New Hampshire. Traveling on various climbing adventures with a small point and shoot camera got me hooked on creating better and better photography to tell the stories of each outing. It was during an 11 hour ascent of the Regular Route on Half Dome in Yosemite Valley that photography would overtake my interest in engineering.


Lecture followed by Q&A

Date: Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Prices: Adults ($10), Students ($5) Plus $2 processing charge.

(Click here for tickets)



 

 


This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.

SWEETHAVEN GALLERY is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re encouraging everyone to Shop Small® here on November 24th Plus, we’re having a special Small Business Saturday offer! Come in on November 24th and you’ll get 10% off all landscape photographs by Greg Nikas.

Most importantly, get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November 24th the biggest day of the year for small business.


Moseley Pines #2 – © Greg Nikas

Available in sizes 13.5×9″ up to 45×30″


ALSO FEATURING:

B&W and color flower still life photographs by Ezra Sesto.
B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro.
Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas.

Please visit our ARTISTS page at the link above to view more images.


SWEETHAVEN GALLERY

25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to the art of photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

To see a larger selection of our images, please visit our ARTISTS at the link above.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured in the gallery, please give us a call at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.

 

Forest Park, Wild Cherry Trail –  Portland, OR

 


Come celebrate the 4th Newburyport ArtWalk – November 3,

 Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn St.

FEATURING :

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto.
B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro.
Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas.

EZRA SESTO

Ezra’s parents gave her the gift of seeing light, spaces, and objects differently—with a creative eye. Like a sixth sense, this way of seeing, connecting with the world in a deep creative manor, can’t be taught. It’s in the blood, it’s intuitive, it’s authentic. This small collection of photographs represents how she connects with the world.

Night Blooming – © Ezra Sesto

VINCET LEMONNIER FERRO

Born in Rio to a French mother and a Portuguese Father, Vincent Lemonnier Ferro moved with his family to Paris at the age of 11 and lived in some of the prettiest areas of Paris for 25 years. His fascination for Photography started around that age with a strong focus on Paris “street photography”, quickly influenced by Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz and Brassaï.

Man Strolling along the Seine, with Dog
© Vincet Lemonnier Ferro

GREG NIKAS

Greg has been photographing the world around him since he was a young man growing up in Ipswich, MA. From those early days to the present his work has brought him much recognition in the commercial photography world. Time and time again Greg has returned to the landscape as nourishment for his creative soul. His images are deeply personal and often compared to fine art.

Up River
The Merrimack – Sunset
© Greg Nikas

OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, November 3,  1 – 6 p.m. 

Light refreshments will be served.


25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs.


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to the art of photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

To see a larger selection of our images, please roll your cursor over the ARTIST link in the menu bar above.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured on this blog, please give us a call at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.