Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Arts/Entertainment

September 19, 2013

Art in The Park readies to paint the town

The popular Art in the Park once again fills The Park at Chestnut and Barlet streets with some dazzling works of creativity this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some 50 artists are taking part in the Andovers Artists Guild’s annual event, which will feature a range of work, including paintings in all mediums, photography and more, said Robert Crooker of Wakefield, who is handling publicity this year.

Be sure to stop by space 108. Ten-year-old Grace Cohen of Andover, a budding photographer, will be there with her mother, Deb Cohen, selling her own postcards depicting nature scenes. Grace’s mother and grandmother are both cancer survivors and the young girl is selling the postcards to raise money for the Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer research and treatment programs.

Kaveh Mojtabai founder and publisher of Artscope, a New England cultural magazine, and Charlotte Wharton, an internationally known artist, teacher and author of “The Language of Energy in Art: Finding Your Vision,” will judge the show in special artistic categories for cash awards.

Art in the Park is Andovers Artists Guild’s major fundraiser, with the registration proceeds from participating artists going to support the greater Merrimack Valley group’s scholarship program. Every May, scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who will be continuing their education in art, either at college or art school. Andover High graduate Sarah Blasi and North Andover High’s Matthew Emmons were last year’s recipients.

Admission to the fair is free. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 22. For more, visit www.andoversartistsguild.com.

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