Tag Archive for art

Heroes and Villains in DTL

5/22/17 The First Annual North Shore Comic Con Hosted by the Downtown Lynn Cultural District Happened Saturday Photos and words by Carla Scheri – The Lynn Arts Building was alive with activity during the 1st annual North Shore Comic Con on Saturday, May 20th. The beautiful main gallery served as a welcoming first stop with…

First Neon Pieces Ceremoniously Lit for Beyond Walls

5/17/17 At a ceremony outside the Prime Building downtown elected officials, candidates and Beyond Walls supporters gathered to ceremoniously throw the switch on recently installed neon artwork. These are the first three of what will eventually be twelve pieces throughout the downtown. John Doherty of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 35 presented a check…

2017 All-City Art Show Now Open in LynnArts

5/3/17 The LynnArts Building of Lynn Museum/LynnArts was packed this evening for an opening reception of a show featuring artwork from Lynn Public School students of all ages, across the whole city. The annual opening reception for this show is so popular, there can be a bit of a line to get in. If you…

The Art of Lettering

Contributor Carla Scheri recently sat down with Sign Artist Brian Denahy at Bent Water Brewing Company by Carla Scheri The Bent Water Taproom was full of energy on Trivia Night as I sat tipping a Pearl Wheat with local sign artist Brian Denahy. We both agreed the Taproom was a hidden jewel of Lynn, of…

Beyond Walls to Brighten Downtown

3/23/17 Disclosure: LynnHappens editor Seth Albaum is volunteering as a downtown resident for Beyond Walls. This is as much an appeal as it is an effort to inform. First, the video: Beyond Walls is a group of community partners, downtown residents and business owners organized by Al Wilson and Amanda Hill, seeking funds for a placemaking…

Paul Nathan Solo Exhibit at LynnArts

3.19.17 An opening reception was held Saturday for the current exhibit at LynnArts featuring works by Paul Nathan. ARTIST’S BIO: This is the first public showing of my work. I have finally been convinced the pieces are ready. I am 68 years old and live and work in Lynn. There have been two major ‘periods’…

Moving and Shaking with Justice Born of WRECKSHOP Movement

by Carla Scheri – Justice Born is a community organizer dedicated to equal opportunity and social justice. To that end, he formed WRECKSHOP Movement, a collective of socially aware musicians, writers, artists and makers. The mission of WRECKSHOP is To Unite, Educate and Empower. The short-term goals of the movement are to continue to build…

“Old and New: Barry Ridlon, New England Impressionist” at LynnArts

2.20.17 Story and photo by Holly Dow –        Barry Ridlon’s art show “Old and New Paintings” had an opening reception at the Lynn Arts building on Exchange St. on Saturday, February 18th.  The show features New England images in oil and water color paint. Art lovers of different ages were in attendance. The New England impressionist has…