Each year during the Danvers Family Festival, one of the events is the Danvers Places Show, sponsored by the Danvers Art Association. This year the exhibit was held at the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers. All the paintings were of places in the beautiful town of Danvers. I was thrilled when my painting, Midcentury Merriment, was chosen by viewers for the People’s Choice Award!
The painting is a view of Danvers Center at Christmastime circa 1960, complete with the old shops that once graced the town. Classic autos are parked on the street, decorations and a huge Christmas tree brighten the scene. I am not sure what appealed to the people who voted for my painting. Was it nostalgia? Was it the warmth of the Holiday season? Maybe it was cooling to look at a wintry picture in the midst of summer heat. Whatever it was, Thank You Danvers!
The library is located at 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA and the paintings can be viewed during normal library hours.