https://www.facebook.com/coffeeshopartists17 The Beebee Estate Gallery
235 W. Foster Street
Melrose, Massachusetts 02176
Coffee Shop Artists, a group of local artists from the communities north of Boston, Medford, Malden, Melrose, Arlington, Stoneham, Wakefield, etc. exhibit two times a year in various themes. For Autumn’s exhibit this September at The Beebe Estate Gallery in Melrose the theme is “Moody Blues”.
When one thinks of the words “Moody Blues”, their music comes to mind, either the actual “Moody Blues” British psychedelic/progressive rock band from the 1960’s or rhythm and blues. However, “moody” means either gloomy or temperamental, changeable, and in our current times feeling “blue” is a mood we often find ourselves in.
There is a variety of different songs under the common genre “blues”, there is also a large family of blue colors, different tones and tonalities that seem to correspond to a different activity of mind or mood… Writers and painters were fascinated by the potential of this color and its influence. Henri Matisse, for example, believed that “A certain blue enters your soul”, and John Ruskin thought blue to be a color “everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight”, whereas Vassily Kandinsky’s blue represented the awakening of the spirit, like a portal connecting man to the spiritual realm.
Come and see how over 30 New England artists brought their interpretation of “Moody Blues” to vision and may your mood on seeing the exhibit be anything but blue.
The opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 9th. All are welcome as artists will be in attendance. The show will run on Saturdays only from September 3rd to 24th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
About Coffee Shop Artists
Coffee Shop Artists, born in a coffee shop, includes artists from the Greater Boston area. This group sponsors juried shows for local artists to exhibit their work while searching for new venues to display artists’ works.
About the Beebe Estate
The Beebe Estate is a historic property located at 235 W. Foster Street in Melrose, Massachusetts. Built in the Greek Revival architecture style, the estate has an ownership history of prominent local and Boston businessmen. The first-floor art galleries in the main house are available to local groups for exhibitions.