Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Senate Reception for Cape Ann Art Artists

I was delighted to welcome visitors from Cape Ann to the State House’s newly renovated Senate Chamber and Lobby today for a public reception to officially open an art exhibit of Cape Ann artists. We celebrated these amazing Cape Ann artists and their works which are currently on display in the Senate Lobby. Having these pieces in such an historic setting is a wonderful way of showcasing this great talent. The exhibit, curated by Karen Tibbetts, includes the works of artists from Rockport, Essex, Gloucester, and Manchester.

These works of art are available for public viewing and will remain on display until mid-June. Members of the Senate will have an opportunity to admire these works throughout the entirety of the debate on the state's budget. Cape Ann has a long history of attracting talented artists including; Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Frank Duveneck, and Childe Hassam, each of whom lived and worked on Rocky Neck in the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

I was happy to individually introduced the Cape Ann artists during today's Senate Session.