July 4 table on Village Green  to reveal plans for Oct. art gala

Will feature two known Andover artists

By Larry Chase
An example of the work of Andover artist Winslow Eaves, entitled: Voice of the Turtle, butternut wood.

This year's July 4 celebration on the Andover Village Green will feature at least one unusual display:  a tribute to the artworks produced by two of the town's most famous artists, painter Annaleida van't Hoff  (1909-1997) and sculptor Winslow Eaves (1922-2003).

The purpose of the display is to provide advance notice of a Gala Weekend of Andover Art, to be offered on October 19-21 by the Andover Historical Society and The Andover Hub.  At that time, the public will be invited to view a larger exhibit of the two artists' work to be shown at The Hub (the old town hall at 157 Main Street), participate in a silent auction of quality collectibles and several works created by the two artists, and take a guided tour of the van't Hoff studio on Elbow Pond Road.

A reception on Friday evening, October 19, will allow attendees to learn much more about the lives and work of the two artists while helping to provide financial support for the Historical Society.   A guided visit of the Hub exhibit for AEMS students will also be offered.

Look for more details at the July 4 table, and in coming issues of The Beacon.  Or for more information, contact Gail Richards, the exhibit curator, at 603-498-6439.