Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

May 30, 2013

Out & About


The Andover Townsman

---- — Local artist picked for National Prize Show

Dr. Elizabeth Harris’ monotype print, “Three Spheres,” was selected from nearly 1,500 works for inclusion in the Cambridge Art Association’s 12th National Prize Show. The exhibit runs through July 11 at the association, 25 Lowell St., Cambridge.

Toby Kamps, curator of contemporary and modern arts at The Menli Collection in Houston, picked 114 works to be showcased in this year’s collection.

This is the first time Harris has entered the national show. The Andover resident created “Three Spheres” in her signature encaustic style of painting. This ancient wax-based medium consists of a molten beeswax blended with resin and pigments yielding rich textures.

Prior to pursuing the arts, Harris trained and practiced as a physician and went on to practice alternative medicine. She says that scientific knowledge informs and flows through her artistry. In recent years, her work has been recognized nationally by numerous shows and arts organizations such as The Brush Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, the National Collage Society, the Boston International Art Show and the Kobalt Gallery in Provincetown. This month, her work will also be on display as part of the Encaustic Art Institute’s Wax with Dimension Show in Cerrillos, N.M.

For more on Harris’ work, visit www.elizabethharrisstudio.com. For exhibit hours at the Cambridge Art Association and more, see www.cambridgeart.org.

Young vocalist shines in Boston gala

Andover’s Max Currie was a featured performer last month at the New England Conservatory’s third annual Taste of NEC at Jordan Hall in Boston.

Currie, an eighth-grader at West Middle School, represented New England Conservatory’s Musical Theatre program at the gala and sang “I’ve Told Every Little Star.” He will perform next at the Collins Center in Andover as part of Andover Summer Theatre Ensemble’s production of “Peter Pan.”

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