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Here by the Sea: Contemporary Art of the Piscataqua opens at new visitor center

Here by the Sea

SOUTH BERWICK, MAINE – Historic New England is pleased to present a group exhibition of recent work by artists inspired by life in the Piscataqua Region. Here by the Sea: Contemporary Art of the Piscataqua runs from June 1 to October 15, 2014, at the Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center.

The concept for the exhibition came from a quote by Maine writer and South Berwick resident Sarah Orne Jewett: We who live in the beloved old New England towns here by the sea must remember very often that we are custodians of something that is every year more valuable and interesting to the rest of this great growing country - Jewett, 1888. The region is known for its rich history and varied landscapes, which have provided fertile ground for today’s thriving local art community. Here by the Sea features twenty-nine artists working in varied media from blacksmithing to watercolor.

Here by the Sea runs through October 15, 2014, Fridays through Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For additional information please call 207-384-2454. Here by the Sea is the inaugural exhibition in the new visitor center at the Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum. The visitor center will hold continuous, rotating exhibitions throughout the year and serve as a tour center, gift shop, and space for public and school programs.

About Historic New England’s Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center
The Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center is one of thirty-six historic properties owned and operated by Historic New England, which shares the region’s history through vast collections, publications, public programs, archives, and stories.
Historic New England owns six historic sites and protects approximately forty acres of open space and restored gardens in the Piscataqua region. Visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.



Here by the Sea: Contemporary Art of the Piscataqua opens at new visitor center