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September 26, 2013

Auction benefits library art activities

More than 70 works of art will be up for auction next Wednesday in the annual art auction to benefit Sawyer Free Library.

Each year, returning and new supporters turn out for the social preview event before the live auction in the main library lobby on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The preview party, with music and food, starts at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m.

Bids placed on the artwork now hanging in the library entrance during September’s silent auction will be defended as new bids are placed in the live auction event.

The auction, sponsored by the library’s Art Advisory Committee, has come to include some of the top names in the Cape Ann art world. This 16th annual edition features works by skilled amateurs as well as internationally recognized professionals.

The inspiration behind the many works of art is as varied as artists. Roy Blankenship describes his art as that of an “old soul” in search of “peaceful timelessness.” A professional artist for more than 30 years, Ray Crane explores Cape Ann locations experienced by artists of ages past — such as Heade, Lane, Salmon, Homer — to find a path to the past as well as inspiration to create new work. Beverly High School art teacher, Sheila Billings uses a variety of media to express her interest in the passage of time. The recent abstract artwork of Roger Martin, a founding faculty member at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, features interpretations of chisel marks found in Rockport’s granite.

A list of the contributing artists may be found on the library’s website at www.sawyerfreelibrary.org, and the works can be viewed at the library. A collection of the artists’ biographies is available at the library’s Matz Gallery where the works are now on display.

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