Thursday, June 26, 2014

On the Road - Arts Fest Beverly - Beverly, MA

Mid-June marked the end of another school year for me, and what better way to welcome in summer vacation than with an arts show? I headed up to the North Shore to the lovely city of Beverly, MA for Arts Fest Beverly. The picturesque downtown streets were lined with tents and filled with the sounds of local music. The day brought many locals out to check out the festive event. It was my third year participating in the show and I brought with me many new Twitch and Whiskers pieces to share.
Arts Fest Beverly 2014
Twitch and Whiskers at Arts Fest Beverly
Necklaces you can play with
Toying around
Absolutely radiant. Those are the words that come to mind when I saw Nancy Reid Carr's Art and Photography at the show. This talented Rhode Island photographer takes breath taking shots inspired by nature and the human figure. What really makes her work stand out is that it's specially printed on aluminum. The material gives her work a luminescent feel that brings out depth, shadows, and textures in a way that I have never seen before. The vibrant blues of Nancy's sea and sky photographs jump right off the page and the branches in her tree images reach out at you when the light hits it just so. She offers a wide array of prints in many sizes but my favorite pieces of Nancy's are the ones that you can wear on your wrist. Her aluminum cuffs are real conversation starters. Every time I wear my NASA Saturn Rings cuff, I get so many compliments and questions about the piece. Visit Nancy Reid Carr's website, Etsy shop, and Facebook page to see all of her beautiful offerings and to find out where she will be next. 
Nancy Reid Carr of Nancy Reid Carr Art and Photography
Wear a piece of art on your wrist
Vivid aluminum prints
It was wonderful to see both returning customers and new faces at Arts Fest Beverly this year. I got to send home a nice variety of pieces, including these floral protractor necklaces.
A floral protractor necklace with "no" ring make a unique combo.
A garden of gorgeous aqua.
Floral protractor necklaces
One of my favorite things to do is make jewelry that is interactive. A bunch of customers left with lockets made out of vintage rouge compacts and tins that housed tiny surprises within. Folks also enjoyed the Vari Vue, lenticular necklaces with moving images.
A vintage pomade tin atop of a celluloid buckle looks wonderful on Ellen.
Wearing a lady on the trapeze with style and ease.
Vari Vue - lenticular moving image necklaces
I also got to meet a great family of artists who collected vintage tin toys. The mom found the perfect piece to bring home - a 1950's tin fish whistle necklace.
How cute is this family?
Fish whistles (and friends)
As always, I enjoyed being a part of the festivities in downtown Beverly. I'm looking forward to next year's show already!

I will be back at SoWa Open Market in Boston, MA on:
June 29th
July 13th
July 27th

More dates are in the works!

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See you this Sunday at SoWa!