A new exhibit opening Tuesday at the Newburyport Art Association celebrates the city’s 250th anniversary.
“Then and Now” features a collection of photographs from the Newburyport Public Library’s Archival Center along with modern interpretations of the images by artist members of the NAA.
Participating artists include Robert Currier, Karen Jones, Madeleine Hopkins, Peter Zoltai, Peter Grimshaw, Marge Motes, Skip Motes, John Raleigh, Susan Spellman, Jean Snow, Margette Leanna, Jay McCarthy, Dan Shaw, Bonita LeFlore, Susan Kneeland, Beverly Mitchell, Carol Reynolds, Linda Dahlberg and Cynthia Cooper.
For several months, the Moteses and Spellman have been working with local historian Ghlee Woodworth and archivist Jessica Gill to curate the exhibit.
After being on view at the art association until Sunday, Aug. 3, “Then and Now” will move to the Firehouse Center for the Arts, where it will be displayed from Aug. 6 through Sept. 28. A free artists’ reception will be held Friday, Aug. 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Woodworth will also offer a slideshow presentation on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m.
The Newburyport Art Association is located at 65 Water St., and the Firehouse is located in Market Square. Admission to the exhibit is free, although there is a $5 fee for adults attending Woodworth’s presentation. Additionally, all works will be for sale in both venues.