Marblehead Festival of Arts Wants You
The Marblehead Festival of Arts is in the process of assembling a slate of Officers and Directors for fiscal year 2015 and is looking for highly motivated individuals to serve on this Board to lead the group’s efforts and help shape its future. "2015 is a unique year in that we will be producing our 50th Anniversary Arts Festival," said Robb Macomber, Chairman of the Nominating Committee. "We have a real opportunity to not only celebrate our accomplishments, but to begin to shape our future and are looking for strong candidates to be a part of this."
There are numerous areas where your skills can be of real value as a Board member. If you have organizational, management, business, or leadership skills, know database, information management, finance, business development, fund raising, or long range planning and are looking for ways you can contribute to your community, we want to talk to you.
The Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization comprised of area residents who volunteer their time and services in a variety of capacities and positions. The organization fosters artistic events and activities in the town of Marblehead, producing an annual Arts Festival comprised of fine art and performing art exhibits and events as well as other art related events throughout the year, and contributes to the development of other local organizations and art projects.
Time is short. We need to hear from you no later than Tuesday September 2, so do not hesitate.
Include your name, email or phone number, areas of interest, and a little bit about yourself if you like, and we will contact you.
Garden Party Fundraiser
Photo by Herb Goldberg
Marblehead Festival of Arts is launching its 50th Festival celebration with a Garden Party Fundraiser, Sunday, September 14th, 4 to 6 pm, at the Seamans’ home, 10 Harbor View Lane, Marblehead.
The Seamans' son, John, has generously agreed to offer our Marblehead community one last opportunity to experience his parent’s gardens including a large collection of his mother’s work.
Wines and hors d’oeuvres, provided by Dario’s Catering, will be offered. Merry Makers musicians will provide music, while attendees explore Beverly’s studio and her cherished gardens.
Beverly Seamans, an internationally recognized sculptress, and her beloved husband, Donny, met and married on these grounds. Over more than sixty years, they respectfully and lovingly created their home beside Marblehead harbor. This rocky harbor side landscape contains many of Bev’s sculptures which demonstrate
her love and awe of nature.
Bev and Donny’s appreciation for our Marblehead community and the arts is manifest in many ways throughout the years. Beverly’s sculptures, e.g., The Drummer Boy at the Marblehead High School, Wendy with Tinker Bell in the Abbot Public Library and The Triple Gulls at the Boston Yacht Club, are examples of their generosity to the community.
The Seamans’ Harbor View paradise, a unique piece of Marblehead history, is to be sold. John Seamans, will be moving his mother’s sculptures to a gallery in Newbury, Massachusetts this Fall.
Lynne DeVoe, 2014 President of the Marblehead Festival of Arts, will make an announcement about a special donation to be made to the Town of Marblehead in Spring 2015. The donation is to celebrate the abundance of art history within our community, including 50 years of MFoA festivals and the Seamans’ long history of community commitment.
Tickets for this event are $50 a person and can be purchased at Arnould Gallery and Framery
(111 Washington Street) and at Spirit of 76 Bookstore (107 Pleasant Street).
The funds raised at this event will support the MFoA’s extra-ordinary Festival Programs for the 2015 50th Festival celebration, July 2-5, 2015.