Thursday, May 30, 2013

Easton Arts Group to Hold Picnic in Historic Cemetery, Gallery Shows

The Arts Community of Easton (ACE) will hold its first annual "Summer Picnic in Historic Easton Cemetery" on Saturday, June 15, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The old-fashioned picnic is intended to raise funds for functional art items to be donated to the cemetery, as well as for beautification projects for the cemetery's grounds.

"We believe the cemetery deserves more permanent trash receptacles as well as recycling, botanical guides, weather-proofed maps and area markers, and a community of caretakers," ACE said in an announcement of the event on its Facebook page.

The picnic will feature live music, artist demonstrations, walking tours of the grounds, yoga workshops, a scavenger hunt, and other activities.

Tickets will be available beginning June 1 at the ACE tent at the Easton Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings, as well as at the cemetery during the event. Prices are $15 for single admission, $25 for couples, and $40 for a family of three to five people.

For more information about the ACE picnic, click here.

ACE is also planning gallery shows over the summer at the "ACE Room C Gallery at the Quadrant", located on the second floor of the bookmart and coffee house, 20 North Third St.

On Sunday, June 9, the one-day show "Get Some Art" will happen at the gallery. Billed as "an excellent way to start your own collection with reasonably priced works", ACE members will drop off pieces that have been kicking around their studio. They hang as soon as the Quadrant Book Mart and Coffee Shop opens its doors that morning, and purchases will immediately leave the gallery, to be replaced with new works.

"A Box of Chocolates" will run at the ACE Room C Gallery at the Quadrant from Saturday, June 15 through Sunday, June 30. For these two weeks, art of all kinds will be revolving through the gallery as ACE members hang and remove pieces at whim. "You never know what you’re going to get."

From Saturday, July 6 through Saturday, Aug. 17, "Art for Option" will be be on display. A wrap-up of the ACE Summer Picnic in Easton Cemetery, photographs and art from the event will be shown. The Art for Option will be concept art that re-imagines existing area markers and trash boxes that will be presented to the cemetery board. This show will be curated by Kate R. McArdle, the picnic event coordinator.

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