NEWBURYPORT – The Newburyport Art Association, in conjunction with the Newburyport Local Cultural Council, will host a drawing-fundraising marathon November 2-4, in memory and honor of the NAA board member and of the NLCC, Peter
NEWBURYPORT – The Newburyport Art Association, in conjunction with the Newburyport Local Cultural Council, will host a drawing-fundraising marathon November 2-4, in memory and honor of the NAA board member and of the NLCC, Peter Kimmins, who passed away in March.
The purpose of the event is to preserve Kimmins artistic legacy within the Newburyport community and to establish regular drawing sessions in his name. Promoting and overseeing the Wednesday night drawing at the NAA was Peter’s passion. Newburyport Art will also use donations to create a memorial scholarship in its name. The event will take place at the Newburyport Art Association Galleries, 65 Water St, Newburyport.
Everyone is invited and welcome to participate – there are many ways to get involved: artists from all media can join to draw; community members can take the opportunity to have family or pet portraits created; art lovers can buy unique drawings made during the event while supporting a good cause; and anyone can contribute any dollar amount to help establish the memorial fund for Peter, a much-loved member of the Newburyport community.
Kimmins was born and raised in Massachusetts, raised in Watertown before attending Rhode Island School of Design. His natural talent for illustration and graphic design combined with meticulous attention to detail has led to a successful career as an illustrator, graphic designer and creative director. Peter was also a very active member of the local arts community, volunteering and taking every opportunity possible to promote the arts.
— November 2, 7-9:30 p.m. kicks off the event with Kimmins’ favorite traditional drawing session. Registration is required and artists will donate sketches for sale.
— November 3, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be the continuation of the marathon with family drawing sessions, including still lifes and portraits – pets are welcome. Registration is not compulsory. NAA will again be asking participating artists to donate sketches and the public is encouraged to purchase them. All profits will go to the fund developed in his name.
– November 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., marks the last day of the event, with a walk-in drawing session until 5 p.m. The day will end with a free public reception to honor Kimmins and thank all participating artists and models. , portrait painters, art buyers and donors.
Donations and participation registration can be made by following this link: https://form.jotform.com/222845919215158.