EVENTS


Beverly Comic Con 4 - Saturday, April 8th
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Beverly Comic Con 4 - Saturday, April 8th

  • Studios at Porter

Join us on Saturday, April 8th for the fourth annual Beverly Comic Con hosted at Porter Mill Studios!

Free to the public, family friendly and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.

Free admission with plenty of parking across the street at the garage. 
Doors open to the public at 10am.

Beverly Comic Con 4
Saturday, April 8th.
Studios at Porter Mill 10am-6pm
95 Rantoul Street
Beverly, MA. 01915

Special Guests-
Robert Gill - DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Valiant Comics
Braden Lamb - Boom Studios, First Second Books
Shelli Paroline - Boom Studios, First Second Books

Live music -
DJ Noel Snow
DJ Radio Scotvoid
Qwill

Live art -
Michael Crockett

Magic Show -
The Impossible Ivan Demarjian

Artists and vendors -
Adam Miller, Andrew Houle, Dana Robinson, Daniel Kern, David J. Leblanc, Desmond Reed, Dirk Tiede, Do or Diecast, Don Mathias,  Eric Boeker, Finar Comics, Flying Saucer Pizza Company, Gregory Moutafis, House of Roulx, Jason Casey, Joe Haley & TJ Dort, Joshua Beckett, Josh Morrissette, KC Creations, Keith Gleason Mary Curtin, Montserrat College of Art, Paper Asylum Comics and Collectibles, Renee Mallett, Robbie Short, Ryan Santos, Ryan Valentine, Ryn Grant, Scarlett Shiloh, Standup Comix, Sunstone Audio Series Team, Tom Torrey, Tony Sedani, Whalom Painting & Woodcraft

…and possible a few more!

Please join us in welcoming this year's special guests! Local superstar artist Robert Gill (Valiant Comics, DC Comics) and our favorite dynamic duo, Shelli Paroline Lamb and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time, The Muppets) All three creatives will be live and in person signing and sketching for the masses at Beverly Comic Con 4!

Please join us in welcoming this year's special guests!

Local superstar artist Robert Gill (Valiant Comics, DC Comics) and our favorite dynamic duo, Shelli Paroline Lamb and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time, The Muppets)

All three creatives will be live and in person signing and sketching for the masses at Beverly Comic Con 4!

We're excited to start our rolling lineup of vendors & artists for this years Beverly Comic Con 4 & we couldn't be more excited to welcome back DJ Noel Snow. Noel will be spinning tunes throughout the day plus welcoming in some surprise guest sets to be announced as well!  #BeverlyComicCon #DJNoelSnow  📷 credit to John Andrews of Creative Salem — with Noel Snow at Studios at Porter Mill.

We're excited to start our rolling lineup of vendors & artists for this years Beverly Comic Con 4 & we couldn't be more excited to welcome back DJ Noel Snow.
Noel will be spinning tunes throughout the day plus welcoming in some surprise guest sets to be announced as well! 
#BeverlyComicCon #DJNoelSnow 
📷 credit to John Andrews of Creative Salem — with Noel Snow at Studios at Porter Mill.

Magician Ivan Demarjian will perform feats that both amaze and astound! Live magic at Beverly Comic Con 4 (no really). Show times to be announced. #MasterOfTheMysticArts #DrStrangeWho

Magician Ivan Demarjian will perform feats that both amaze and astound! Live magic at Beverly Comic Con 4 (no really). Show times to be announced. #MasterOfTheMysticArts #DrStrangeWho

A Little Lit - The art of children's books
Mar
17
Apr 28

A Little Lit - The art of children's books

  • Essex Art Center, Sidell gallery

Some people we love have work in this show. Check it out!

March 17-April 28

A Little Lit - The art of children's books

Essex Art Center, Sidell gallery

56 Island Street, Lawrence, Ma

Featuring Don Mathias, Mark Parisi, Emily Dumas, John Cardinal, Greg Orfanos, and Dave Ferreira

Porter Mill Open Studios this Saturday!!
Nov
19
11:00 am11:00

Porter Mill Open Studios this Saturday!!

  • Porter Mill Studios

This Saturday is Open Studios at Porter Mills! I'll be releasing some brand new prints of recent paintings for the first time (Beacon Marina, The Paint Factory & Steve's Quality Market) along with fresh copies of Chroma 1-4. Tons of great vendors setting up, live music, food and more. Come on out and start your holiday season by shopping local. #BevArts #OpenStudios#BeverlyMA

Ticketed Preview Reception
Nov
18
6:00 pm18:00

Ticketed Preview Reception

Montserrat College of Art is hosting its newest community-building, fundraising event, the Montserrat ART Sale! This is a chance to buy original art created by students, alumni and established artists while also helping support the next generation of Montserrat artists!

50% of the sale proceeds raised goes directly to participating artists. The other 50% will fund student scholarships, programs, exhibitions and other creative initiatives. You get the art, they get the education! Choose from hundreds of works by the Montserrat community and artist friends. #MontserrARTsale

Ticketed Preview Reception: Fri, Nov. 18, 6-9pm >> Learn more + Reserve Tickets @ montserrat.edu/art-sale
Free/Open to the Public: Sat, Nov. 19 1-7pm + Sun, Nov. 20, 1-5pm
For more info, visit montserrat.edu/art-sale or call 978.867.9620

You get the art, they get the education! Choose from hundreds of works by the Montserrat Community and artist friends.

Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo
Oct
30
5:00 pm17:00

Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo

Meet a few hundred of the best and brightest independent comic artists around... and while you are there say hi to a few people we've featured in CHROMA!

Raúl the Third - Featured Guest
John Cardinal (Monsta) C103
Patt Kelley E113
Braden Lamb E118

"We Need a Hero" Opening Reception: Saturday, October 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Oct
20
Nov 20

"We Need a Hero" Opening Reception: Saturday, October 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

  • Flatrocks Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

"We Need a Hero" features some amazing artists that we know very well ;) and a few we're hoping to get to know better. Go support these amazing artists: Kurt Ankeny * Michael Crockett * Mark Hoffmann * Andrew Houle * David Leblanc * Sean Randolph * Jess Semeraro

Closing Reception and Book Signings- Chroma + SEVEN (Reunion)
Sep
8
5:00 pm17:00

Closing Reception and Book Signings- Chroma + SEVEN (Reunion)

The fun isn't over yet! You have another chance to celebrate CHROMA Volumes I-IV and SEVEN's comprehensive catalog! Check out the exhibitions before they close. You don't want to miss this!!

From the pages of "Chroma," an art annual created by three Montserrat alum, a commitment was formed to showcase emerging and established artists in a vibrant and varied publication. With each volume filling a need to define the creative community in New England and giving a voice to the artists residing here. 

While the co-founders (Andrew Houle 00', John Cardinal 99' & Michael Crockett 97') shared overlapping years attending Montserrat, a passion for illustration, comic book culture and painting formed a bond that would later bring them to form Tryptic Press and later publish "Chroma" vl1. 

Now together releasing "Chroma" vl3 & vl4 a thriving and supportive collective of artists has formed. Creating an uncommon home within the "Chroma Family", bridging abstract painters, fashion photography, comic book illustrators, community based art programs, printmakers, sound-makers and even robot-makers. 

With this 50 person group exhibition all points come together in some cases meeting for the very first time in person and on the walls, combining all four current volumes of artists. Creating new collaborations, new relationships, new directions for what has always been right in our own backyard; a New England Art Awakening. 

www.trypticpress.com
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SEVEN began in 2012 as an experimental idea to activate our main exhibition space over the sleepy summer. We ended up loving the initial exhibition’s process and the resulting works so much that we repeated the concept in 2013 and 2015 with different artists. Montserrat is collaborating with Triptych Press to create a commemorative book project in honor of the artists who participated not only to document the works they created, but to continue to share the experience with our audiences.

This exhibition will feature a small work by each of the 21 artists who have participated over the years. They are: Zsuzsanna Szegedi, Dana Woulfe, Eben Kling'09, Jim Falck, Raul Gonzalez III, Barbara Moody, Norman Laliberté, Andy Bablo’07, Percy Fortini-Wright, Alexa Guarigli, Allison Cole, John C. Gonzalez, Autum Ahn, David Teng-Olsen, Mark Hoffmann, Kenji Nakiyama, August Ventimiglia, Christopher Mir, Samantha Fields, Nadia Wescott, and Adam Miller’00

Ambassadors 2
Sep
8
4:00 pm16:00

Ambassadors 2

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Ambassadors 2
Featuring the Artwork of:
Jodie Baehre, Adam O'Day, Jamie O'Neill, Percy Fortini-Wright
Reception: Thur, Sept 8th 4-530pm
Scollay Sq Gallery, Boston City Hall

Jul
30
5:30 pm17:30

Seven: A Performative Drawing Project Reunion & Book Launch!

  • MONTSERRAT COLLEGE

SEVEN began in 2012 as an experimental idea to activate our main exhibition space over the sleepy summer. We ended up loving the initial exhibition’s process and the resulting works so much that we repeated the concept in 2013 and 2015 with different artists. Montserrat is collaborating with Tryptic Press to create a commemorative book project in honor of the artists who participated not only to document the works they created, but to continue to share the experience with our audiences.

This exhibition will feature a small work by each of the 21 artists who have participated over the years. They are: Zsuzsanna Szegedi, Dana Woulfe, Eben Kling’09, Jim Falck, Raul Gonzalez III, Barbara Moody, Norman Laliberté, Andy Bablo’07, Percy Fortini-Wright, Alexa Guarigli, Allison Cole, John C. Gonzalez, Autum Ahn, David Teng-Olsen, Mark Hoffmann, Kenji Nakiyama, August Ventimiglia, Christopher Mir, Samantha Fields, Nadia Wescott, and Adam Miller’00

SEVEN the Reunion will be on view in the Carol Schlosberg Gallery from July 30-September 10, with a reception and book signing event on Saturday, July 30 from 5:30-8:00PM

A huge thank you to Tryptic Press for the design and production of the book.

Jul
30
5:30 pm17:30

Chroma - A New England Art Awakening - Reception and Book Signing

  • Montserrat College Of Art

From the pages of "Chroma," an art annual created by three Montserrat alum, a commitment was formed to showcase emerging and established artists in a vibrant and varied publication. With each volume filling a need to define the creative community in New England and giving a voice to the artists residing here. 

While the co-founders (Andrew Houle 00', John Cardinal 99' & Michael Crockett 97') shared overlapping years attending Montserrat, a passion for illustration, comic book culture and painting formed a bond that would later bring them to form Tryptic Press and later publish "Chroma" vl1. 

Now together releasing "Chroma" vl3 & vl4 a thriving and supportive collective of artists has formed. Creating an uncommon home within the "Chroma Family", bridging abstract painters, fashion photography, comic book illustrators, community based art programs, printmakers, sound-makers and even robot-makers. 

With this 50 person group exhibition all points come together in some cases meeting for the very first time in person and on the walls, combining all four current volumes of artists. Creating new collaborations, new relationships, new directions for what has always been right in our own backyard; a New England Art Awakening. 

Reception will be July 30th 5:30-8pm

DJ Noel Snow will be on turntables!

Show runs July 30th - Sept 25th

Beverly Comic Con 3!!!
Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

Beverly Comic Con 3!!!

  • Studios at Porter Mill

Beverly Comic Con 3!!! 

Join us on Saturday, April 2nd for the third annual Beverly Comic Con hosted at Porter Mill Studios!

Free to the public and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.

Live music, art, and magic!

Special guests include DJ7L & MC Esoteric of CZARFACE, Robert Gill of Batgirl, Transformers, XO-Manowar, Andrew MacLean of Head Lopper & Apocalyptigirl, and SCARECROWOVEN of MTV, Mondo and Lion Forge Comics.

Plenty of parking across the street & super kid friendly.
Free admission
Doors open at 10am
Brought to you by Tryptic Press and States of Terror Vol. 2

Beverly Comic Con 3
Saturday, April 2nd.
Studios at Porter Mill 10am-6pm
95 Rantoul Street
Beverly, MA. 01915

LIVE! METAL ENGRAVING with HAIG DEMARJIAN
Sep
13
12:00 pm12:00

LIVE! METAL ENGRAVING with HAIG DEMARJIAN

SURPRISE! This Sunday in Gloucester...
LIVE! METAL ENGRAVING with HAIG DEMARJIAN

The uniquely elegant and expressive medium of ENGRAVING grows out of one of humankind’s most basic impulses: the desire to incise marks into a hard surface by forcing another, harder material against it. 

On Sunday September 13 from Noon to 3 o’clock, visitors to The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck Art Colony will have the opportunity to see this idiosyncratic process in action as Haig Demarjian, Professor of Art + Design at Salem State University, works directly on metal plates with tools and methods that have changed little from the time of Albrecht Durer. 

This presentation is part of the group exhibition "North Shore Prints" which is in its final week. IF you haven't yet seen the show, this is a great chance to see stunning work by accomplished printmakers including all-time favorites like Don Gorvett, Ben Gross, Dennis Flavin, Jeff Weaver, Mary Rhinelander and many more...

The Cultural Center, Rocky Neck Art Colony, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

The "CHROMA 2" Group Show
Sep
12
6:00 am06:00

The "CHROMA 2" Group Show

Visionspace Gallery and Tryptic Press present "The CHROMA 2" Group Show. 

Come celebrate the emerging work of this dynamic and diverse group of New England artists, each representing unique perspectives in their selected artistic disciplines.

Featuring the creative talents of:
Amanda Beard
Andrew MacLean
Bob Packert
Jillian Locke
Jim Forrest
Eyeformation Ef
Tom Torrey
Haig Demarjian
Elizabeth Siegel
David J. Leblanc
Tryptic Press

Artist reception Saturday September 12th
6pm-9pm
visionspace gallery
16 City Hall Plaza
Lynn, MA

Cash bar
Beats by DJ Noel Snow
Light fare and refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by Sam Adams

https://www.facebook.com/VisionspaceGallery

Sep
3
Sep 29

URBAN ROMANTICS

Urban Romantics

Fall might be on it's way along with some back to school blues but the month of September has some great paintings coming into the Porter Mill Gallery! With our exciting new show "Urban Romantics". Featuring the work of local painters Adam J. O'Day, Markus Sebastiano, Derek Wakeen, and Ben Stebbings. Each artist bringing their own perspectives and interpretations of the urban landscape through paint. 

Adam J. O'Day

"I've been known to paint some expressionistic and impressionistic views of famous cities around the world, especially Boston. I'll throw the occasional fantasy-based painting in there for my own enjoyment too. However you slice it, I'm painting our world and worlds existing in my mind the same way, with gestural, expressive emotion."

"In the past few years, I started to focus on painting what a scene feels like, not necessarily what it literally looks like. So there would be elements of reality, mixed with elements of other worlds, dreams and nightmares. When painting a landscape, I'll sketch from life, use pictures and then work from memory. Things look familiar, but they seem like a memory, because I always put the finishing touches on a piece without focusing on what it looks like; I portray what it feels like, what I remember about it." 

"Now in 2015, I have a slightly new plan. It's an amended plan to what I have been up to in recent years. I'll take this "paint what you feel mantra," and add a new perspective. I want to paint everyday urban scenes that have some familiar subject matter, but painted through the eyes of someone from another dimension. I'm using color as value. I'm using alien color schemes. I'm abstracting scenes more. I'm not limiting my decision making to stay within the boundaries. In short, when I have an idea, I paint it without a second thought. The first idea is always the most exciting."

Markus Sebastiano

Born in Lawerence, MA in 1979. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design in 2004 from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Markus specializes in Digital Printing, Mixed Media, Photoshop Layering, Digital Photography and Metal Fabrication. Over the past year, Markus has been developing one-of-a-kind techniques now being showcased in his currents works. His use of photographic prints overlaid on plexiglass and combined with repurposed materials such as wood, metal, and recyclables, make for truly exceptional finished pieces. He has been described as a contemporary artist giving meticulous attention to detail all while continuing to push the boundaries with each exclusive work of art.

Derek Wakeen

In 2014 Boston creative Derek Wakeen released his debut album The Daze End under the moniker Olli Brix, and has since formed the ongoing fictional story of Olli through his music and illustrations. In one word, Olli’s an enigma – he can be seen in odd places, drinking booze, and thinking, but pushes the viewer to live vicariously through his humble experiences as he scours the earth looking for meaning in this unfamiliar world. The paintings and illustrations of Olli are typically scrappy, textured, yet refined and otherworldly – which could be said the same for his music; gritty instrumentals produced from acoustic and analog recordings meant to put the listener in a distant thinking place. 

 

In 2014 he teamed up with Markus Sebastiano andTNERT for the INSIDE OUT art show – kicking off his debut exhibit at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence.  In 2015, as a follow-up to The Daze End, the Future’s Bright EP was released, which now streams across Pandora, Spotify and other major music channels. 

Ben Stebbings

Benjamin Stebbings studied at the Art Institute of Boston and Montserrett College Of Art, graduating with a BFA in Fine Art with a concentration in painting.  His work spans many different mediums and techniques, applying influences from one to another.  Benjamin's recent works focus on the organic process of painting. With a new body of work inspired by nature, Benjamin embraces the organic process.  His pieces are characterized by striking color and bold brush strokes that capture the essence of the subject.

With guest curation by local illustrator/artist and Montserrat College of Art alumni Andrew Houle. 

The show will be up this upcoming September from the 3rd to September 29th with an opening reception September 17th from 5pm to 8pm. Wine, Food, and excellent art in the gallery.

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Jun
27
11:00 am11:00

5th Annual Summer Open Studios - See Andrew Houle

  • Studios At Porter Mills

It's that time of year again! Porter Mill is celebrating its 5th annual Summer Open Studios on Saturday, June 27th, from 11 AM - 4 PM. 

Porter Mill will open its doors for a day-long celebration of the 50 artists who work in the building. The public is invited to view the studios, meet the artists, and purchase unique, locally-made gifts for summer! Porter Mill is home to painters, photographers, jewelers, ceramists, and more, so there is sure to be something for everyone. The day ends with a celebration in the Gallery from 4 - 6 PM, featuring live music, food, and fun!

Along for the event this year in the Gallery is the very talented Eyeformation and Hazel Eyes Studios with their "Eye For an Eye" Show. This show will feature solo work from Eyeformation and Hazel Eyes Studio, as well as their collaborative work that won them the featured piano for Play Me I'm Your's, Street Pianos Boston ... plus new collabs! They will featured this year with a Pop Shop selling merchandise in the main gallery!

Jun
26
6:00 pm18:00

David Leblanc reception at the Blue Wave Gallery

  • Blue Wave Fine Art Gallery

Artists Reception at the Blue Wave Gallery

Blue Wave Fine Art Gallery, located at 52 Main St. in downtown Amesbury, Massachusetts, is a cultural stopping place. We offer a relaxed gallery atmosphere with a wide variety of new and traditional artworks from local, regional, and nationally recognized artists.

Friday, June 26th. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Wine and cheese reception for gallery artists.

Please join us!

And please visit our online sales gallery under "Artists" on this site.

As an addition, due to popular demand we are pleased to announce an opportunity for artists to highlight their own work through the Blue Wave Gallery. This online site for studio artists provides a sales platform in addition to art available for sale in the gallery. This gives the artist more of a range for 'exhibiting' online: http://www.bluewaveartonline.com

Our gallery serves as a central meeting place for a wide spectrum of disciplines and is structured as a traditional gallery but we offer a variety of classes, lectures, films, and group discussions. The gallery space is available for rent for presentations, meetings or private events.

Please check our schedule of upcoming events and be sure to join us for weekly

updates at: Facebook: Blue Wave Fine Art Gallery.

See recent exhibits:

http://bluewavegallerytrees.blogspot.com/

http://unlockart.blogspot.com/

*Artwork by: David Leblanc. "Action Abstraction No. 26" Multimedia.

Hours:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11:00 - 6:00 pm

Sundays: 12 Noon - 5:00 pm

Or By Appointment: Please call gallery: 978-834-6070/ or Cell: 405-826-0181

EYE FOR AN EYE
May
7
5:00 pm17:00

EYE FOR AN EYE

Welcome to the event page for Eyeformation Ef and Hazel Eyes Studio's group show at  Studios at Porter Mill, May 7th from 5-8pm in Beverly Massachusetts.

This show will feature solo work from Eyeformation and Hazel Eyes Studio, as well as their collaborative work that won them the featured piano for Play Me I'm Your's, Street Pianos Boston ... plus new collabs!  

Meet the artists on May 7th from 5-8pm and don't miss the Pop-Up! Store during Open Studios, June 20th

This show is going to be filled with work, schedule it now!

Free Comic Book Day
May
2
11:00 am11:00

Free Comic Book Day

  • Rubber Chicken Comics

Chroma alumni Mike "Sherpa" Doherty will be at Rubber Chicken Comics for free comic book day.

Beverly Comic Con 2: Bigger, Badder, Nerdier
Mar
21
10:00 am10:00

Beverly Comic Con 2: Bigger, Badder, Nerdier

  • Studios at Porter Mill

Join us on Saturday, March 21st for the second Beverly Comic Con hosted at Porter Mills! 

Free to the public and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.

DJ Noel Snow will be in the house teaming up with featured live artist Markus Sebastiano

Guests of honor include Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl, Head Lopper) and Robert Gill (Batgirl, Valiant Comics) with more surprise announcements on the way.

Alongside our new friends at Wicked Art Bar, our old friends at Montserrat College of Art and the gang at Tryptic Press, we hope to put on a killer event of comics, art & pop culture! 

Plenty of parking across the street & super kid friendly.

Free admission

Doors open at 10am

Artists & Vendors registration information is coming soon!

Andrew MacLean Head Lopper signing at Harrison's in Salem
Nov
22
12:00 pm12:00

Andrew MacLean Head Lopper signing at Harrison's in Salem

  • Harrison's Comics & Pop Culture

Appearing at Harrison's comics Salem Massachusetts November 22, 2014 is Andrew MacLean a Salem, MA based comic creator. He has worked for Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, NoBrow Press, etc. Andrew is the creator of Head Lopper, SNIP SNIP, and ApocalyptiGirl (Dark Horse 2015), and has lent his art to KINO (Lion Forge) and Department O (Monkey Pipe).

Raúl the Third, Lowriders in Space at Porter Square Books
Nov
5
7:00 pm19:00

Raúl the Third, Lowriders in Space at Porter Square Books

  • Porter Square Shopping Center

"Join us for the launch of a new graphic novel illustrated by local artist Raúl the Third!

Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team's favorite cars of all are lowriders—cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash—just what the team needs to open their own shop! ¡Ay chihuahua! What will it take to transform a junker into the best car in the universe?

Striking, unparalleled art from debut illustrator Raul the Third recalls ballpoint-pen-and-Sharpie desk-drawn doodles, while the story is sketched with Spanish, inked with science facts, and colored with true friendship. With a glossary at the back to provide definitions for Spanish and science terms, this delightful book will educate and entertain in equal measure.

Raul the Third teaches classes on drawing and comics for kids at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts."